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Pelvis (female) US

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This test provides a picture of the pelvis including the uterus and ovaries. The scan is safe and most patients find it to be painless. There is no radiation involved.

Preparation/instructions

    When you were referred by your physician for a radiological exam, you may have been told about certain instructions to be done prior to the exam, or when you were scheduling your appointment, the scheduler should have informed you about the preparations that should be done prior to your exam. If you did not or if you want a recheck, you can refer to the information listed below.

    Keep in mind that you may have been given some additional or different instructions, based on your own particular circumstances. If you have any questions, please call  our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.

Instructions

     Patients should drink 1 liter of fluid approximately one hour prior to the exam. Please do not empty your bladder during this time!!

Medications can be taken prior to the examination.

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The procedure

The procedure will take approximately 45 minutes but examination times can vary.

After you are in the ultrasound examination room, you will be asked to change into a gown. We will then ask for a brief history including the date of your last menstrual period, use of hormone replacement or birth control, previous pregnancies and any surgeries of the pelvis.

You will then be placed on a stretcher and a water-based gel will be spread over your pelvic area. This gel helps to provide us with quality images. A plastic device called a transducer will be placed over your pelvic area and moved back and forth to obtain the images necessary to answer your physician's questions.

Sometimes an adequate study cannot be obtained just by scanning over your pelvic area. If this is the case, another type of pelvic ultrasound may be offered to you. It is called a transvaginal ultrasound examination.

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After Care

    After the exam you can resume your normal activities. Results of your exams will be discussed with you by your doctor.

Please call our hotline 16171 or (202) 3336-3310 (Mohandeseen), (202) 2417 5556 (Heliopolis) or (202) 2528 4888 (Maadi) to speak with a radiologist if you have any questions. It is best to call between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m., Saturday through Thursday.

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