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Pelvic ultrasound is an imaging test that uses sound waves to form pictures of your organs. It can help assess pain or other symptoms within your pelvis (area between your hip bones). And in pregnant women, it is used to check the health of the fetus (unborn baby).
If instructed, drink at least 24 ounces of water or other clear fluid starting 1 hour before your test.
The test may take 30–45 minutes. Allow extra time to check in.
Your sonographer may ask why your doctor has ordered an ultrasound. He or she may also ask when your last period started. Also let the sonographer know:
If you’ve had an ultrasound exam of this area before
If you’ve had any pelvic surgery
What medications you take
Whether you’re pregnant
You will lie on your back with your abdomen exposed.
A nongreasy gel will be applied to the skin.
The sonographer will move a hand-held transducer (probe) across your pelvis.
The test may include a second part. You can empty your bladder before this part of the test.
You will lie on your back with your knees raised.
A probe covered with nongreasy gel is placed inside your vagina. Or, you may be asked to insert the probe yourself as you would a tampon. The probe should not be painful.
Your doctor will discuss the test results with you during a follow-up visit or over the phone.
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