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Antheia Gynecology

Gynecology & Menopause Specialist located in East Windsor, NJ

Ultrasound effectively screens for issues such as uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts. This noninvasive imaging test is available at the East Windsor, New Jersey, office of Antheia Gynecology. If your board-certified OB/GYN feels you need an ultrasound, they can conveniently schedule it within the practice and get results quickly. Call the office or schedule online to learn more about ultrasound technology and options.

Ultra Sound Q&A

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound uses no radiation, so it’s safe for your health, but allows your OB/GYN to view your internal organs without invasive surgery.

There are two types of diagnostic ultrasound Antheia Gynecology uses:

Transabdominal ultrasound 

During a transabdominal ultrasound, the technician glides a transducer wand over the abdomen and pelvic area to get an image of your pelvic organs. 

Transvaginal ultrasound

During a transvaginal ultrasound, the technician places a sterile wand into your vagina to get an optimal view of your uterus. The transducer wand emits high-frequency sound waves that penetrate your body and bounce back when they hit organs, masses, and other tissue. A computer collects these sound waves and creates an image.

Your OB/GYN then interprets these images to determine if there are abnormalities or concerns causing symptoms or potential complications in the future.

What types of gynecological issues require an ultrasound?

Ultrasounds aren’t a routine part of your well-woman exams, but your doctor orders them if you have symptoms or complaints that suggest something may be amiss in your pelvic organs.

Ultrasounds have a lot of applications to your gynecological health outside of pregnancy. Pelvic ultrasounds evaluate your:

  • Uterus
  • Fallopian tubes
  • Bladder
  • Cervix
  • Ovaries

Your symptoms and suspected cause dictate the area examined during your ultrasound. An ultrasound can look for cysts on the ovaries, fibroids, or other abnormalities in reproductive organs.

What symptoms indicate the need for a gynecological ultrasound?

If you come to Antheia Gynecology with issues such as severe bloating, pelvic pain, or painful intercourse, your doctor may order an ultrasound. You may also need an ultrasound in the following cases.

  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Suspected ovarian or uterine cancer
  • Irregular menstrual cycle
  • Examination of the endometrium, or uterine lining

Sometimes, your doctor detects a cyst or mass during a pelvic exam and orders an ultrasound to determine its origins, exact location, and nature. They can also look at changes in bladder shape to help evaluate urinary incontinence.

If you need expert ultrasound screening, call Antheia Gynecology, or schedule online today. The team evaluates your symptoms and orders the appropriate type to get you the best results, diagnosis, and treatment plan.