Eve Medical of Miami
Abortion Clinic & Abortion Specialists located in Miami, FL
An ultrasound is a common diagnostic procedure in gynecology. Eve Medical of Miami in Miami, Florida, offers ultrasounds to confirm a pregnancy, evaluate fibroids and cysts, locate an IUD, investigate abnormal bleeding, to guide abortion services, and much more. If you need an ultrasound, call today or schedule a consultation online.
What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a painless, diagnostic device commonly used in women’s health. The device works by sending and receiving sound waves creating images your provider views on a monitor.
What is an ultrasound used for?
Your provider at Eve Medical of Miami uses ultrasound to confirm and monitor pregnancy, and for multiple other health-related reasons. They often recommend an ultrasound to:
- Evaluate a mass, such as fibroids or an ovarian cyst
- Look for a possible source of pelvic pain
- Locate an IUD
- Investigate the reason for abnormal uterine bleeding or other menstrual problems
- Diagnose possible causes of infertility
Your provider also uses an ultrasound to monitor abortion procedures, including:
- Menstrual aspiration
- Vacuum aspiration
- Dilation suction
Ultrasounds are also used with a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure to remove excess tissue left behind by an incomplete miscarriage or an incomplete abortion.
What happens during a pelvic ultrasound?
You recline on an exam table. An ultrasound technician applies a gel to your abdomen. The gel prevents air pockets from interfering with sound waves.
Your technician places a handheld device called a transducer on your skin, moving it over your stomach.
The transducer transmits sound waves into your body. This process creates images, which then appear on a computer. When your ultrasound is done, the technician wipes the gel from your abdomen.
In certain cases, you may need an ultrasound performed inside your body. This is called a transvaginal ultrasound.
What happens during a transvaginal ultrasound?
You undress from the waist down and given a gown or a cover-up. You recline on your back, placing your feet in stirrups. The process is similar to a pelvic exam.
Your provider uses a wand-shaped handheld transducer that’s covered with a latex sheath and lubricated. Your provider inserts the transducer into your vagina. The transducer sends images to screen for your provider to review.
After your ultrasound, your provider reviews your results with you, and together you decide on a plan for your care.
If you need an ultrasound for a women’s health condition, call today or book a consultation online with Eve Medical of Miami.