The Center for Women's Health
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Board Certified OBGYNs & Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Newport News, VA
The Center for Women’s Health strives to offer comfortable, convenient tools to help you understand your body and protect your health. They offer ultrasounds to help you see your baby grow or get the most accurate diagnosis possible. If you’re ready to see what an ultrasound can do for you, call the offices in Newport News, Virginia, or make an appointment online today.
Ultrasounds Q & A
What are ultrasounds?
With an ultrasound, The Center for Women’s Health uses soundwaves to see into your body’s interior. During your ultrasound, your OB/GYN moves a specialized device over the area they want to examine. This sends safe, high-frequency soundwaves into the area.
Those soundwaves bounce off the structures inside your body. As they reflect, they form a picture.
If you want an ultrasound to see your baby as it grows, for example, your OB/GYN moves the ultrasound wand over your abdomen. This sends the soundwaves into your uterus, where they safely bounce off your baby. As they reflect back, they form an image so you can see your little one’s size, position, and features.
Ultrasounds are conveniently offered onsite at The Center for Women’s Health. They usually take between 15 and 45 minutes and require no downtime afterward.
How are ultrasounds used?
Ultrasounds are widely used to allow OB/GYNs to track a baby’s development while in the womb, but their usefulness doesn’t stop there. The Center for Women’s Health also offers diagnostic ultrasounds.
With this safe imaging technique, they can:
- Diagnose pelvic organ prolapse
- Analyze breast lumps
- Evaluate pelvic masses like cysts and fibroids
- Locate intrauterine devices (IUDs)
- Help identify the cause of pelvic pain or menorrhagia
- Track the progress of infertility treatments
The Center for Women’s Health uses ultrasounds where possible to image the body’s internal structures. This tool helps them form an accurate diagnosis or develop the right treatment plan.
Are there any risks with ultrasounds?
Ultrasounds are widely used because they’re an extremely safe imaging test. Getting an ultrasound doesn’t come with any known risks to you. If you’re pregnant, you don’t need to be concerned about the ultrasound negatively impacting your baby in any way.
If your OB/GYN at The Center for Women’s Health recommends an ultrasound, you can rest easy knowing this is a safe, comfortable imaging tool. If you have any questions about what to expect, don’t hesitate to ask your provider.
For ultrasounds to watch your baby grow or to diagnose a health condition, call The Center for Women’s Health or schedule an appointment online today.
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