What is an OB/GYN ultrasound?
An ultrasound is an imaging method using sound waves to produce a sonogram, or image, of a woman’s internal structures such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, and bladder. It is also commonly used to track fetal growth, development, and monitor a baby’s health during pregnancy.
How are ultrasounds done?
A gynecology ultrasound is performed like other common ultrasounds. A technician or doctor will place gel on your belly and move the transducer over your baby. These are known as transabdominal ultrasounds. Transvaginal ultrasounds visual the pelvic structures through an internal probe inserted through the vagina.
What is the difference between OB/GYN ultrasounds?
A 3D ultrasound creates an image of pelvic structures and pregnancy in three dimensions. 4D ultrasounds show your baby in 3D, with time as the fourth dimension.
Why would you need a pelvic ultrasound?
Ultrasounds are non-invasive imaging of a woman’s internal structures in three dimensions. A 3D ultrasound can be used to help diagnose the cause of pelvic pain, severe menstrual bleeding, detect ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids, evaluate a woman for gynecologic cancers, and monitor a pregnancy.
How many times do you get an ultrasound during pregnancy?
Pregnant women typically have a minimum of two sonograms during pregnancy, one in the first trimester and one in the second trimester. The first trimester is typically performed between 6 weeks and 9 weeks to confirm an estimated due date, fetal heartbeat, and number of fetuses, and to rule out an ectopic pregnancy. The second trimester is usually performed between 18- and 22-weeks of gestation. This is to monitor your baby’s development, measure the size of the baby, and to tell you your baby’s sex if you don’t want a surprise. Ultrasounds will be performed more frequently during high-risk pregnancies.
Where can I get an OB/GYN ultrasound near me?
Dr. Gitiforooz, a gynecologist in the area, performs pelvic ultrasounds. Schedule your appointment today at one of our office locations near you.
Our technicians provide both obstetrical and gynaecological ultrasounds, using sound waves to create images of your body’s interior. In addition to traditional fetal ultrasounds, we also offer 3-D ultrasounds to give you optimal images of your baby’s development, as well as nuchal translucency screenings. Schedule your ultrasound appointment today and Dr. Gitiforooz will review and discuss your results with you.