A pelvic ultrasound provides detailed information about the female reproductive system, from detecting masses to monitoring follicles for infertility treatments. At EloRose Diagnostic Ultrasound LLC, experienced sonographer Jillian Rogers, RDMS, leads a group of American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) registered technicians who perform pelvic transvaginal and abdominal ultrasounds in their state-of-the-art facility. Ultrasounds are available without a referral and cost 40-60% less than at the hospital or clinics. Same-day and next-day appointments are available, so call the Eau Claire, Wisconsin, office or click the online booking feature now.
A transvaginal pelvic ultrasound uses sound waves to generate live images of the female pelvis. This type of ultrasound involves placing a thin ultrasound probe inside your vagina.
The ultrasound probe sends sound waves out to the organs and structures in your pelvis, and those waves form real-time images on a screen nearby.
Transvaginal pelvic ultrasound is generally the preferred method to evaluate problems like severe pelvic pain, heavy periods, and unusually long periods. It can help detect problems such as ovarian cysts, ovarian torsion, and endometriosis.
The lubricated probe isn’t painful, but you may feel some mild pressure as your technician moves the probe around to gather images.
An abdominal pelvic ultrasound is an ultrasound that gathers images through a device that your technician glides over your abdomen. It can identify the same types of problems as a transvaginal ultrasound.
Abdominal pelvic ultrasounds are a good alternative to transvaginal ultrasounds for women who are having symptoms like abnormal bleeding and pelvic pain but who aren’t sexually active.
Follicular tracking pelvic ultrasounds use a transvaginal approach. The main focus of this type of ultrasound is monitoring ovarian follicles. It’s a crucial part of preparing for infertility treatments, including in-vitro fertilization (IVF) and intrauterine insemination (IUI).
Generally, follicular tracking pelvic ultrasounds are performed from day 9-17 of your menstrual cycle, or if you’re using a surrogate, they’ll need to have this type of pelvic ultrasound at those same intervals.
Often, insurance doesn’t cover follicular tracking ultrasounds, and it’s hard to find medical facilities that perform this exam on a direct-pay basis. EloRose Diagnostic Ultrasound LLC provides this essential service at a much lower cost.
Each type of ultrasound has its own prep instructions. For transvaginal and abdominal pelvic ultrasounds, drink 32 ounces of water an hour before your scheduled ultrasound. Don’t empty your bladder; water is crucial for good visualization.
The exceptions to this rule are follow-up transvaginal pelvic ultrasounds and follicular tracking ultrasounds, both of which require the opposite prep (fully emptying your bladder before the appointment).
Same-day and next-day pelvic ultrasounds are available at 40-60% less than other places charge for the same service. Call EloRose Diagnostic Ultrasound LLC or click the online booking link to make your appointment now.