- Ultrasound of the uterus - the importance of the survey
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How do ultrasound of the uterus
During the procedure, a patient lies on a special room couch with a soft covering. If it is a transabdominal ultrasound of the uterus on the stomach a special gel is applied that facilitates the movement of sound waves and improves image quality. The doctor leads a small transmitter on the patient's abdomen and examines the image that is displayed on the monitor. The procedure usually lasts about thirty minutes.
On sensor intravagilnogo ultrasound examination put before the special condom, it is applied to the gel, and injected the probe into the vagina. The duration of such surveys usually also does not exceed half an hour.
Before sonogisterografii dilator inserted into the vagina, the cervix was purified and then injected into the uterine cavity catheter. Thereafter the expander is removed through the catheter poured saline, and administered into the vagina ultrasound transducer.
If a transabdominal ultrasound of the uterus does not cause any discomfort, the transvaginal ultrasound in the patient may experience mild or moderate pain in the pelvic area, which, however, quickly. If you have severe pain in the survey immediately inform your doctor.
During sonogisterografii many patients feel cramping in the lower part - they are usually the result of introduction of saline and also tested almost immediately after the procedure. Within a few days after sonogisterografii patient may experience spotting bleeding - this is a normal phenomenon. However, if heavy bleeding starts, as soon as possible, seek medical help.
After any type of uterine ultrasound patient can immediately go back to business as usual; any limitation of physical activity after the procedure is not required.
Unlike X-rays, ultrasound of the uterus during the organism is not exposed to ionizing radiation. According to modern science, the sound waves generated by the ultrasound devices are completely safe for both adult and fetal.
Sonogisterografiya associated with a small risk of infection, but the chance of infection in modern hospitals is very low.
In women who are allergic to latex
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after transvaginal ultrasound of the uterus may cause irritation, itching, and other symptoms of an allergic reaction. If you have such an allergy, be sure to tell your doctor before the procedure.
How to decipher ultrasound uterus
Interpretation of results ultrasound of the uterus has been a specialist in ultrasound diagnosis - a person with higher medical education, who also took additional training. He then sends the images and test report to the doctor who sent the woman an ultrasound of the uterus. In some cases, it can also discuss the results of ultrasound with the patient during the procedure, but then she did not care to be a detailed conversation with your doctor.
As seen in the images obtained using ultrasound? If the woman is healthy, her uterus is a normal size and shape; any tumors lacking. However, women of childbearing age in the womb can be quite small cysts - a common phenomenon, and usually within a few months of cysts no trace remains, and some time later he might reappear. Uterine fibroids in the US may seem like a large seal, due to which the queen looks more than usual, and has an abnormal shape. Possible signs of cancer
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an ultrasound of the uterus - the presence of tumors in the uterus, and endometrial hyperplasia
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. To make sure that indeed the tumor is malignant, additional diagnostic procedures, e.g., biopsy.
Polyps in the uterus on ultrasound is different from other tumors characteristic "stem" that connects it to the endometrium. Diagnosis of polyps may be difficult if they are located so that their legs can not be seen with the help of ultrasound.
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If the ultrasound of the uterus is held in the framework of routine examination of pregnant women, on the basis of the received image doctor can measure the growth of the fetus (observation of the dynamics of growth allows us to estimate whether normally developing child), as well as to identify some of the defects.