Schedule Ultrasounds at Our Houston, TX OB-GYN Office
While ultrasounds are most commonly used to get a clear picture of a developing baby in the womb, they can also be used to diagnose and manage medical conditions. At Houston Obstetrics & Gynecology, we use state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment to help our patients stay healthy. Whether you are an expecting mother ready to get a first look at your baby or need help managing a medical condition, our staff treats each and every patient with the care and respect they deserve. Our ultrasounds in Houston, TX are performed using some of the most advanced technology available in the field today. Call us today to schedule your appointment.
What to Expect During Your Ultrasound
If you’ve never had an ultrasound, the process may be a little unfamiliar to you. The process is very quick and can usually be done in as little as 20 minutes. Ultrasounds are completed in a darkened room, so the doctor and technician are able to easily see the images as they appear on the screen. You’ll lay back on the exam table, and a water-based gel will be applied to the area that is being observed. The doctor will move a wand called a transducer over the area, which will emit ultrasound energy painlessly through the skin. To get the best picture, the transducer may be pressed firmly against the skin in some areas. The gel will be removed once the examination has been completed and you’ll be able to resume your normal day.
When is an Ultrasound Needed?
Most often, ultrasounds will be used in obstetrics to capture images of a developing fetus or assess the placenta and uterus. However, your doctor may order an ultrasound to evaluate other issues you are facing, such as infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and other problems affecting the reproductive organs. If you have any questions about ultrasounds in Houston, TX, or you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please call our office today.