Pelvic Pain


Pelvic pain in women can be caused by various gynaecological conditions such as menstrual cramps, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), uterine fibroids, or ectopic pregnancy. Proper diagnosis is very important.

Ultrasound plays a significant role in diagnosing the cause of pelvic pain in women. It is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses sound waves to create real-time images of the pelvic organs, including the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes.

Identifying serious conditions: Pelvic pain can be a sign of serious medical conditions such as ectopic pregnancy, pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian torsion, or certain types of cancers. Prompt evaluation of pelvic pain can help identify these conditions early, allowing for timely and appropriate management.

A gynecology ultrasound scan provides important information about the condition and appearance of the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other pelvic structures. It can help identify abnormalities such as cysts, fibroids, polyps, or masses. The scan can also assess the thickness of the uterine lining (endometrium), detect fluid collections, and evaluate for signs of inflammation or infection.

A gynecology ultrasound scan assists in treatment planning for pelvic pain by providing crucial information about the underlying cause of the pain. Once the cause is identified, appropriate treatment options can be considered. For example, if the scan reveals the presence of ovarian cysts, treatment options such as watchful waiting, medication, or surgical intervention (if necessary) can be discussed.

: Yes, an ultrasound scan can help determine if surgery is needed for pelvic pain. If the scan identifies structural abnormalities, such as large fibroids, ovarian masses, or other significant findings, it may indicate the need for surgical intervention. The scan helps in assessing the size, location, and impact of these abnormalities, assisting the healthcare provider in determining the most appropriate treatment approach.