Pelvic ultrasound may be performed using one or both of 2 methods:
Transabdominal (through the abdomen): A transducer is placed on the abdomen using the conductive gel
Transvaginal (through the vagina): A long, thin transducer is covered with the conducting gel and a plastic/latex sheath and is inserted into the vagina
The type of ultrasound procedure performed depends on the reason for the ultrasound. Only one method may be used, or both methods may be needed to provide the information needed for diagnosis or treatment.
To discuss this treatment/investigation, please book an appointment with our specialists.
To learn more, please click on https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/treatment-tests-and-therapies/pelvic-ultrasound