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A gynecological ultrasound is a painless, noninvasive imaging test that uses sound waves to create images of the internal reproductive structures, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. Health care providers use gynecological ultrasound to diagnose gynecologic problems.
Find a Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican doctor with advanced training in women’s imaging, including gynecological ultrasound, in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV. Use our online tool or call 702.616.4900. We offer a variety of women’s health support groups and wellness classes as a part of our commitment to continuously improving our women’s health services. Register for a class online.
A gynecological ultrasound is often used to look for the causes of:
Because gynecologic ultrasound helps health care providers “see” inside the body, it is used to diagnose and evaluate:
Gynecological ultrasound is performed in either a Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican clinic or hospital. During the exam, you will lie on your back. You may be asked to wear a gown.
There are two types of gynecological ultrasounds:
You may have both ultrasounds performed during the same exam, depending on your situation. There are no known risks of ultrasound because it uses sound waves instead of radiation (X-rays). You may experience some slight discomfort during the procedure if you need to have a full bladder for the test.
A gynecological ultrasound takes about 30 minutes. You may be able to see your ovaries and uterus on the monitor during the exam. You may get the results of the ultrasound that day or during a later appointment with your health care provider.
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican offers gynecological ultrasound in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.