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Ultrasound services offered in Manhattan, New York and Westchester, New York

Pelvic ultrasounds provide a straightforward and non-invasive way to diagnose many gynecological conditions, not to mention the most common way to obtain a baby’s first photo. The team of women’s health specialists at NY Midtown OB/GYN perform ultrasounds at their offices in midtown Manhattan in New York City and Mamaroneck in Westchester County, New York. To schedule your ultrasound, call either office or click the online booking feature for help today.

Ultrasound Q&A

Why would a gynecologist order an ultrasound?

Ultrasound can also help detect a wide range of medical issues:

  • Abnormal growths, such as tumors or cancer
  • Blood clots
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Enlarged spleen
  • Bladder or kidney stones
  • Gallstones

Ultrasound can be used to view areas like the bladder, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries to check for abnormalities. Pelvic ultrasounds can be performed either internally (with a handpiece inserted in the vagina) or externally (with a handpiece placed on the stomach).

What is the difference between an ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound?

Transvaginal ultrasounds are sometimes called “endovaginal ultrasounds” because the device that records images of your pelvic cavity (transducer) is inserted inside your vagina.

The process differs from a traditional abdominal ultrasound, where your provider moves the transducer across your belly to record images.

A transvaginal ultrasound provides a more detailed visual of the soft tissue inside your pelvic cavity and organs than an abdominal ultrasound. If a transvaginal ultrasound cannot be done, abdominal ultrasound makes an excellent alternative option.

For example, if you’re pregnant and your placenta (the organ that provides nutrients to your baby) is near the cervix, a transvaginal ultrasound may cause unnecessary bleeding.

When would a transvaginal ultrasound be needed?

The NY Midtown OB/GYN team may order a transvaginal ultrasound to diagnose conditions causing unpleasant symptoms, like irregular bleeding or pelvic pain. Transvaginal ultrasounds can provide further information about abnormalities discovered during a pelvic exam that can lead to a diagnosis. Transvaginal ultrasounds can also be used to monitor your pregnancy.

A transvaginal ultrasound allows the team of providers to identify:

  • If an intrauterine device (IUD) is in the correct position
  • Tumors
  • Cysts
  • Fibroids
  • Polyps
  • Signs of a pelvic infection
  • Signs of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage
  • Signs of cancer
  • Potential causes of fertility issues or infertility 

The NY Midtown OB/GYN team may order a transvaginal during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester (weeks one to 12).

To learn more about ultrasound and speak with the friendly staff, call either office in Mamaroneck or Midtown. You can also request an appointment online, which is fast and easy.

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