PELVIC FEMALE

PELVIC FEMALE
A pelvic ultrasound provides pictures of the structures and organs in the lower abdomen and pelvis.

FEMALE PELVIC (TRANSABDOMINAL)

What is being visualized?

1. Female reproductive organs (Ovaries, uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes)
2. Bladder 

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?

1. Transabdominal:
a. A transabdominal ultrasound is done over the lower belly region, to look for large uterine fibroids, problems with fertility and other issues.
2. Look at the bladder to see if there are any abnormalities.
3. Check for any growths in the pelvis, such as fibroids, cysts, or polyps. 

WHO IS AT RISK?

INDIVIDUALS WITH:

1. High Blood Pressure
2. Diabetes
3. High Cholesterol
4. Smoker/History of Smoking 

INDIVIDUALS WITH THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:

1. Pelvic pain
2. Changes in urinary function:
a. frequent urination
b. blood in urine
c. painful urination
d. irregular menstruation
e. painful menstruation
3. Other symptoms not listed above 

HOW TO PREPARE:

1. Eat normally
2. One hour before the exam, drink 32 ounces of water
3. Do not empty your bladder before exam
4. Take all your regular medications with a small sip of water
5. If you are diabetic, please take your insulin 

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