Pelvic Ultrasound Specialist

Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN

OBGYNs located in Memphis, TN

Whether you need to track the progress of a pregnancy, determine the cause of excessive bleeding, or learn more about the health of your reproductive organs, getting a pelvic ultrasound is a comfortable and easy way to find the answers you need. The doctors at Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN in Memphis, Tennessee, perform pelvic ultrasounds on-site to save you time and hassle. Call today or book an appointment using the online form.

Pelvic Ultrasound Q & A

Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN

What is a pelvic ultrasound?

A pelvic ultrasound is a noninvasive test that bounces sound waves off your soft organs and transmits the signals to a computer screen.

The digital image allows your doctor to see inside your reproductive organs to determine if they are healthy, diagnose illnesses or conditions such as uterine fibroids, track the progress of a pregnancy, and check for an ectopic pregnancy.

A pelvic ultrasound can visualize your:

  • Endometrium
  • Uterus
  • Ovaries
  • Cervix
  • Vagina
  • Vulva

What conditions can be diagnosed with pelvic ultrasound?

Your doctor at Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN may recommend an ultrasound to look for:

  • Structural abnormalities of the uterus and endometrium
  • Fibroids, cysts, masses, and other tumors
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) and other infections
  • Causes of heavy vaginal bleeding
  • Causes of postmenopausal bleeding
  • “Lost” or displaced objects, such as tampons or IUDs

If you are pregnant or are hoping to become pregnant, your doctor can use a pelvic ultrasound to:

  • Monitor the size of your ovarian follicles
  • Aspirate follicles and eggs for in vitro fertilization
  • Check for ectopic pregnancy (the egg implants outside the uterus)
  • Monitor fetal development
  • Check for fetal conditions
  • Check the length of your cervix if you’re at risk for preterm labor

Around 18-20 weeks into your pregnancy, your doctor can also use an ultrasound to determine your baby’s gender. This ultrasound also helps your doctor ensure that your baby is developing normally.

How is a pelvic ultrasound performed?

A pelvic ultrasound is a pain-free procedure that’s conducted while you lie down comfortably on your back with your feet in the stirrups. Your expert ultrasound technician may perform two types of ultrasound procedures:

Transabdominal ultrasound

Your technician passes a handheld transducer on the top of your belly to get an overall picture of your pelvic area.

Transvaginal ultrasound

Your technician inserts a long, thin, lubricated probe into your vagina to visualize your uterus, endometrium, fallopian tubes, and ovaries in greater detail.

Get all of your procedures done in one caring, comfortable location. Call the friendly staff at Martin, Lee & Page OBGYN to make an appointment for an ultrasound or to schedule a consultation. You can also use the online booking form.