Ultrasound technology allows doctors to see the body’s internal structures. At OB/GYN Specialists of South Miami, ultrasounds are most commonly used to monitor the progress of a pregnancy. However, ultrasound may also be used to diagnose different reproductive problems or to improve accuracy in minimally invasive surgeries. To learn more about the ultrasound services, please contact the office in Miami.
An ultrasound is an imaging scan that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of structures inside your body, such as your uterus, ovaries, and cervix. Ultrasound imaging can also be used to view a baby growing inside the uterus.
Ultrasound imaging provides the doctor with more information about what’s going on inside your body. If you’re pregnant, the doctor can use the ultrasound to view the baby, the placenta, and other important structures. If you aren’t pregnant, the doctor can use ultrasound imaging to determine the cause of certain symptoms or to rule out certain conditions.
During pregnancy, ultrasounds may be used in many different ways. Some of the possible uses for ultrasounds during pregnancy include:
Your doctor may recommend ultrasounds at different stages throughout your pregnancy. Before scheduling an ultrasound, your doctor will always tell you why the test is necessary.
If you aren’t pregnant, you may need an ultrasound to investigate certain symptoms, such as abnormal bleeding or pain. If you’ve recently had a miscarriage or delivered a baby, your doctor may recommend an ultrasound to make sure all of the products of pregnancy are out of your body.
During an ultrasound, a trained technician uses a special wand to visualize structures inside your body. Depending on the type of ultrasound, the technician may place the wand inside your vagina or on your abdomen. Throughout the test, the technician moves the wand around to capture images of different structures or to take measurements. The test is non-invasive and should be painless.
Ultrasounds have been used in the treatment of pregnant and nonpregnant women for many years. They’re considered generally safe, and they’re unlikely to cause any side effects.
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