An ultrasound gives you a sneak peek of your pelvic structures and if you are pregnant, of your fetus before it's born in order to ensure everything is going well with your pregnancy. The team at Women’s Care of Beverly Hills also uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology in-office to confirm endometriosis and other gynecological conditions when other tests can’t provide enough diagnostic information. To learn more about the benefits of ultrasound, call the office in Redondo Beach or Beverly Hills, California, or book an appointment online today.
An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging test that uses sound waves to create images of your internal organs.
The sound waves bounce off tissue and produce images on a monitor to diagnose gynecological conditions like polyps, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and endometriosis.
Women’s Care of Beverly Hills also uses state-of-the-art ultrasound technology to monitor the growth and development of fetuses during pregnancy.
The Women’s Care of Beverly Hills team may order a transvaginal ultrasound to:
In obstetrics, the team can use advanced transabdominal ultrasound technology to monitor the rate of fetal growth, assess the amount of amniotic fluid in the uterus, identify the number of fetuses in the womb, and detect specific congenital abnormalities..
For a transabdominal ultrasound during a prenatal visit to monitor a pregnancy, the Women’s Care of Beverly Hills team helps you get comfortable on an exam table. They apply a warmed gel over your abdomen and place a handheld transducer on the surface of your skin.
The transducer delivers sound waves into your body to create images of your unborn baby on an external monitor. The images allow the team to measure the approximate size of your baby and ensure that they’re healthy and developing properly.
For a transvaginal ultrasound, you can expect to lie on an exam table with your feet in stirrups, similar to a pelvic exam. The team places the sterilized, condom covered transducer into your vagina to evaluate your internal reproductive organs. You might feel some pressure during this type of ultrasound but shouldn’t experience any pain.
After your ultrasound is complete, the physicians review the test results. If there are any abnormalities or issues with your pregnancy, the team can discuss your options for moving forward with additional testing or treatment.
To learn more about the diagnostic benefits of ultrasound, call the Women’s Care of Beverly Hills office nearest you or book a consultation online today.