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Ultrasound

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Through our Obstetrics and Gynecology department, USF Health offers ultrasound for a variety of diagnostic reasons. 

Obstetrical, baby

An ultrasound is the first time you see your little one. With both 3-D and 4-D ultrasound capability, our skilled technicians at USF Health evaluate your baby’s health and development. They can also screen for major congenital anomalies as well as estimate the gestational age of fetuses.

Ultrasound can provide the following health information on your developing child:

  • The fetus’s position, movement, breathing, and heart rate
  • An estimate of the fetus’s size and weight
  • The amount of amniotic fluid in the uterus
  • The location of the placenta
  • The number of fetuses
  • If the fetus is in a good position, it may be possible to tell the sex

Gynecologic, reproductive

Transvaginal ultrasound is a diagnostic tool used to examine your reproductive organs (uterus, fallopian tube, ovaries, cervix and vagina). Our skilled ultrasound experts can identify a range of conditions and causes of symptoms, including:

  • Abnormalities
  • Certain infertility problems• Unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Ectopic pregnancy (when the fetus implants outside of the uterus)
  • Cysts and fibroids
  • Improper placement of an IUD (intrauterine device, birth control)
Your provider may also use transvaginal ultrasound if you are pregnant to:
  • Examine your cervix for changes that could lead to complications, such as miscarriage or premature delivery
  • Examine the placenta for abnormalities
  • Determine the source for any abnormal bleeding
  • Diagnose possible miscarriage
  • Confirm an early pregnancy

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