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Ultrasounds & In-Office Procedures

When you have a woman’s health issue, such as abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain, you want to get at the root cause as soon as possible to get effective treatment. At Suburban Women’s Specialists, OB/GYNs Dr. Anthony and Dr. Chua offer state-of-the-art ultrasound and other diagnostics to evaluate your symptoms as well as treatments to provide relief. Women in Johns Creek, Georgia, and the surrounding area can call the office or book an appointment online to take advantage of the full range of ultrasounds and other specialized procedures that are available.

In-Office Ultrasounds & Procedures Q&A

What Symptoms Suggest the Need for Ultrasound Testing?

Ultrasounds may be used to check on the baby during pregnancy or as an aid in diagnosing infertility issues. Ultrasound images can also help the doctors at Suburban Women’s Specialists get a handle on the root cause of uncomfortable pelvic symptoms, such as:

  • Irregular menstrual cycles and bleeding
  • Pelvic pain
  • Unexplained bloating or digestive distress

If you come to Suburban Women’s Specialists with any of these concerns, the doctors use ultrasound tests to evaluate you for uterine fibroids, endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, abnormalities in your anatomical structure, or for activity in your fallopian tubes and follicle development.

What Types of Tests are Available?

The team at Suburban Women’s Specialists perform transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasounds to get a comprehensive view of your reproductive organs, including your cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, bladder, and vagina. Analysis of the images of these organs can help determine what’s causing your symptoms.

Ultrasounds performed during pregnancy can help the doctors assess the health, age, gender, and growth of your fetus.

In some cases of infertility, abnormal uterine bleeding, and repeated miscarriage, the doctors may recommend you have a sonohysterography. This special type of ultrasound exam involves putting a small amount of fluid into your uterus via a small tube inserted through the cervix. The fluid helps the doctors see greater detail than they would with a regular ultrasound.

What Types of Procedures Might Follow the Findings of an Ultrasound?

If you have an issue with your reproductive organs that becomes evident through ultrasound, Dr. Anthony or Dr. Chua may recommend further testing or treatment with a procedure, such as:

  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C): This is performed under general anesthesia and removes extra tissue inside the lining of your uterus. The doctors may recommend it as a way to get a sample of tissue and diagnose abnormal uterine bleeding or abnormal endometrial cells found during a routine test. It can also be used to diagnose uterine polyps or cancer. A D&C may remove excess uterine tissue that’s contributing to heavy bleeding or that remains following a miscarriage.
  • Hysteroscopy: The doctors at Suburban Women’s Specialists use a hysteroscopy to diagnose problems with your uterus. During the procedure, they insert a thin, telescope-like device through your vagina into your uterus that delivers images of your uterus onto a screen.
  • LEEP (Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure): This treatment removes abnormal or cancerous cells and tissue from the cervix. During the procedure, Dr. Anthony or Dr. Chua use a wire heated by electrical currents to excise a thin layer of abnormal tissue for testing or to give room for healthy tissue to grow.