At GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch, we are always trying to simplify women’s healthcare. That’s why we offer 3d/4d ultrasound sections and nuchal translucency ultrasound services in our office. It’s just one of the ways we are dedicated to providing comprehensive healthcare to women.

How Do I Prepare for My Ultrasound?

Getting ready for your first pelvic ultrasound couldn’t be easier! Before your appointment, be sure you wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing. The ultrasound sonographer will need access to your abdomen, so be sure not to wear anything that could restrict access to that area.

To get the best possible ultrasound image, be sure you have a full bladder. Before your ultrasound drink two or three glasses of liquid, preferably water.

If you are having a sonohysterogram, then you should stop drinking fluids four hours before the exam.

Gynecological Ultrasound

Ultrasounds are not just for expecting mothers. They are used to look at a woman’s ovaries, uterus, cervix, and fallopian tubes. This makes ultrasounds an essential tool when it comes to diagnosing many common pelvic conditions. Often, we will use ultrasounds as a diagnostic tool to find the source of pelvic pain or unusual vaginal bleeding.


Sometimes, a regular ultrasound just doesn’t tell us enough. If you have heavy bleeding, trouble getting pregnant, or other pelvic issues, your doctor may suggest a sonohysterogram. This is a transvaginal procedure, which gives the doctor a better look at the reproductive organs than a regular ultrasound would. The procedure is also helpful for diagnostic purposes.

Transvaginal Ultrasounds 

Transvaginal ultrasounds are specialized gynecological examinations using a small wand-like device inserted into the vagina to obtain detailed images of the female reproductive organs. They offer higher-resolution images compared to abdominal ultrasounds. The procedure involves minimal preparation. Transvaginal ultrasounds are used for various gynecological purposes, including investigating pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding, evaluating infertility, detecting ovarian cysts and tumors, and guiding preoperative evaluations. 

Providing Services for All Women, Schedule an Ultrasound With GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch

At GYN Women’s Centre of Lakewood Ranch, we know complete health care is important when you’re searching for a GYN. That’s why in-office ultrasounds are just one of the ways we are dedicated to providing comprehensive and quality healthcare services to all women. Call for an appointment today and discover the difference of personalized health care.