A gynecologic ultrasound is a painless test that uses sound waves to produce images of a woman's pelvis, including her uterus, ovaries and Fallopian tubes. Also known as a pelvic ultrasound, this test is used to help diagnose conditions such as fibroids, fertility issues, pelvic pain and irregular bleeding.
Ultrasound tests are performed by a specialist called a sonographer. Depending on your specific condition, your Mercy physician will typically recommend one of two types of pelvic ultrasounds:
Our expert technicians will make sure you’re comfortable during the procedure. Throughout your pelvic ultrasound, you will lie on a padded exam table while the technician applies a gentle touch. The ultrasound usually takes about 30 to 40 minutes. Once complete, you can resume normal activities immediately.
A Mercy radiologist will study your pelvic images and talk with your physician. Generally, your physician will contact you within a few days of your test to explain the results and any follow-up care that may be needed. Your Mercy team will ensure you receive expert, comprehensive care.