Ultrasounds Specialist

Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology

OBGYNs located in Fort Worth, TX

Ultrasounds are a safe and effective way to evaluate your reproductive system during pregnancy and for other health issues. At Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology, the team of expert women’s health specialists performs ultrasounds in their Fort Worth, Texas, office for your convenience. Call the office or book your ultrasound online today.

Ultrasounds Q & A

What are ultrasounds?

Ultrasound is a test that uses sound waves to create real-time images of your internal organs. At Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology, the team of experts performs ultrasound tests in the office. This saves you the trouble of going to a hospital or an external medical testing site. 

Your medical care team gets immediate access to your ultrasound images through the in-office system, which means you get results faster. 

What can I learn from pregnancy ultrasounds?

Ultrasounds are an important diagnostic test during pregnancy for several reasons. Some of the information available from a pregnancy ultrasound include:

  • Learning the sex of your baby
  • Checking gestational age
  • Checking your baby's heartbeat 
  • Screening for congenital disabilities
  • Monitoring your baby's growth
  • Checking your baby's position 
  • Monitoring amniotic fluid levels
  • Checking your baby's oxygen supply

While ultrasounds are best known as a tool for pregnancy screenings, they're also essential for other health issues.

When might I need a diagnostic ultrasound outside of pregnancy?

Ultrasound can help your providers make a diagnosis if you're having gynecological issues. The Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology team uses ultrasound to view not only your uterus but also your cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and vagina from within. Ultrasound can help to:

  • Find the reason for heavy bleeding
  • Determine the cause of bleeding after menopause 
  • Find the cause of severe cramping or pelvic pain
  • Identify ectopic pregnancy
  • Identify fibroids, cysts, and other abnormal masses
  • Check the placement of an intrauterine device (IUD)
  • Evaluate ovarian follicles in an infertility screening

Ultrasound guidance can also help surgeons during procedures to pinpoint problems and administer treatment with maximum precision.

How do I prepare for ultrasounds?

If you need to prepare in any particular way, the Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology team gives you directions ahead of time. 

Usually, you need to drink a full glass of water for ultrasounds and hold your bladder for at least an hour before the procedure to improve visibility. You can use the restroom on-site immediately after your ultrasound.

Fort Worth Obstetrics & Gynecology uses state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment to give you the most reliable information in the safest way. Call the office to book your ultrasound or schedule an appointment online today.