Progressive Care For Women
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Downtown Chicago, IL
If you’ve experienced problems with abnormal bleeding or found it difficult to become pregnant, you may benefit from an ultrasound test called a sonohysterogram. Progressive Care for Women offers this diagnostic test in their office in downtown Chicago. It’s a type of ultrasound that looks for irregularities in your uterus. Find out whether you might benefit from this form of ultrasound by calling today or booking a consultation online.
Ultrasound Q & A
What is sonohysterogram ultrasound testing?
A sonohysterogram is a procedure that looks at the inside of your uterus. It’s a painless test commonly performed in-office at Progressive Care for Women.
A form of ultrasound, a sonohysterogram uses sound waves to create images of your uterus on a computer screen. The test is safe and doesn’t use radiation.
Why do I need a sonohysterogram ultrasound?
Your doctor at Progressive Care for Women typically recommends this test to search for any irregularities within the uterus. You may benefit from this form of ultrasound if you’ve experienced bleeding issues in the past. Your doctor commonly recommends this form of ultrasound to investigate uterine abnormalities that may be related to infertility or multiple miscarriages.
A sonohysterogram allows your doctor to see whether you have intrauterine adhesions, which are scar-tissue formations that bind together on your uterine walls. Adhesions can cause issues with pregnancy and miscarriages and also affect your menstrual flow.
What does a sonohysterogram ultrasound look for?
Your doctor at Progressive Care for Women performs this test to search for any irregularities within your uterus. This includes, but isn’t limited to:
- Uterine polyps
- Endometrial atrophy
- Lesions or masses
- Congenital defects
The ultrasound also provides your doctor with information on the shape of your uterus. For example, if your uterus is abnormally shaped, this may lead to possible pregnancy issues.
What happens during a sonohysterogram ultrasound?
This test is performed in the office at Progressive Care for Women. Your doctor usually performs sonohysterogram ultrasound a week after your period to avoid the risk of infection.
When you arrive at Progressive Care for Women, you change into a gown and empty your bladder. Much like a gynecologic exam, a sonohysterogram ultrasound involves inserting a narrow tool called a transducer into your vagina.
Your doctor then uses a small tube to inject a small amount of sterile saline into your uterus. They use the ultrasound transducer to examine the lining of your uterus. The ultrasound affords a clear picture of soft tissues in your uterus that don't show up well on an X-ray.
Your doctor then discusses the findings from the ultrasound, and recommends appropriate treatment if needed.
If you’re experience issues with abnormal bleeding or infertility, call Progressive Care for Women today or schedule an appointment online for a sonohysterogram ultrasound.
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