Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC
Anu Kothari, MD
Obstetrician & Gynecologist located in Hicksville, NY
An ultrasound is a safe diagnostic imaging test that allows health care providers to see and evaluate your internal organs. At Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC, in Hicksville, New York, Anu Kothari, MD, FACOG, and the team use their state-of-the-art ultrasound system to create clear images of your reproductive organs to evaluate and diagnose gynecological conditions. For personalized care from an experienced team, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Ultrasound Q & A
What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is an imaging tool that uses sound wave technology to create images of your internal organs. It’s a safe, noninvasive diagnostic procedure that provides valuable information about your health.
Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC, is a modern OB/GYN practice that has the most advanced gynecological tools available. That includes an on-site state-of-the-art high-resolution ultrasound system that provides clear images of your internal organs.
The team may use this ultrasound system to perform a transabdominal ultrasound or transvaginal ultrasound.
For a transabdominal ultrasound, the technician places the ultrasound wand on your abdomen and glides it along your skin to look at your reproductive organs.
During a transvaginal ultrasound, the technician uses a special ultrasound wand they insert in your vaginal canal. This ultrasound may provide a better visual view of your reproductive organs.
Why would I need an ultrasound?
The team at Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC, explains why you need an ultrasound during your appointment. In addition to evaluating your reproductive organs, the team uses ultrasound testing to diagnose gynecological conditions, such as:
- Uterine polyps
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Endometrial scarring
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
The team may also perform an ultrasound if you have an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control and they want to check placement.
They may also perform an ultrasound during pregnancy to check your uterus and the health of your baby.
How do I prepare for an ultrasound?
The team provides specific instructions on what you need to do to prepare for your ultrasound. In most cases, you don’t need to make any special preparations.
However, they may request you drink up to 24 ounces of water shortly before your ultrasound and hold it in until after they complete a portion of your exam.
For a transvaginal ultrasound, the team requests you urinate before the procedure.
What happens during an ultrasound?
Your ultrasound test at Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC, is quick and painless. During the procedure, your technician uses the ultrasound wand to get the requested images.
The team may talk to you about the results of your ultrasound at the time of your test or schedule a follow-up appointment to discuss your treatment plan. You can resume your usual activities after your ultrasound.
For personalized women’s health care from an experienced team, call Comprehensive OB/GYN Healthcare, PC, or schedule an appointment online today.