Irregular Bleeding and Periods
If you’re experiencing irregular bleeding and periods, an ultrasound scan can help identify potential causes. Conditions such as uterine fibroids, polyps, ovarian cysts, endometrial hyperplasia, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and adenomyosis can be detected through ultrasound. Using ultrasound trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal, a professional gynecology specialist sonographer can obtain images of the reproductive organs to pinpoint abnormalities.
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Note: Blood tests are also significant in evaluating irregular bleeding as they can provide insights into hormonal imbalances and other underlying conditions. Hormonal disorders, such as thyroid dysfunction or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), can contribute to irregular bleeding. Blood tests can measure hormone levels, such as estrogen, progesterone, thyroid hormones, and certain reproductive hormones (LH, FSH), helping to identify any abnormalities or imbalances.
Please let one of our clinicians know if you are willing to have a blood test done.
For evaluating abnormal uterine bleeding, the most common ultrasound used is transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasounds. The transvaginal scan procedure involves inserting a transducer into the vagina to obtain detailed images of the pelvic organs, particularly the uterus, and endometrium. Transvaginal ultrasound can help identify abnormalities such as polyps, fibroids, thickened endometrium, or structural irregularities.
Ultrasound can help identify potential causes of abnormal uterine bleeding, such as uterine fibroids, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, adenomyosis, or structural abnormalities of the uterus. It can also assess the thickness of the endometrium and evaluate blood flow patterns in the pelvic region.
A pelvic scan, such as a transvaginal ultrasound, helps evaluate irregular uterine bleeding by providing detailed images of the pelvic organs. It can identify abnormalities like uterine fibroids, polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, or structural issues. It also assesses the thickness of the endometrium and blood flow patterns, aiding in diagnosis and treatment planning.
Yes, blood tests are often utilized to evaluate hormonal changes associated with pelvic bleeding. Hormone levels can provide valuable insights into the underlying causes of the irregular bleeding. Testing for hormones like estrogen, progesterone, follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), luteinizing hormone (LH), and thyroid hormones can help identify hormonal imbalances or abnormalities that may contribute to the bleeding. These blood tests aid in diagnosing conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), hormonal contraception-related issues, or peri-menopause. Consulting with a healthcare provider will determine the need for specific blood tests based on your symptoms and medical history.
A pelvic ultrasound can help identify the cause of abnormal uterine bleeding, but it may not directly detect bleeding itself. Instead, it can detect structural abnormalities, such as fibroids or polyps, which can contribute to or cause bleeding. It can also assess the thickness of the endometrium.