How to read a uterus with ultrasound

An ultrasound is a method for seeing what’s inside a woman’s uterus.

A woman’s pelvic muscles are the part of her body that allows the uterus to contract.

They can also be seen with ultrasound.

The method can help diagnose problems in the uterus, but it’s not a cure.

Here are some tips to help you get a better understanding of your uterus.


Read the ultrasound bill.

This is a standard medical procedure, and you should read the bill to get a clear idea of what the ultrasound shows.


Ask about the types of complications the ultrasound might uncover.

The most common complications are fibroids (larger pieces of tissue) and cervical lumps (small, irregularly shaped bumps).


Know your health history.

It’s important to know your medical history, so you can ask questions about possible complications or the way you were treated.


Ask for a copy of the ultrasound.

A copy of a uterus ultrasound is also required to make a diagnosis.


Ask a friend or family member to do the same.


Get a copy.

You can get a copy at any hospital in the US, Canada or Europe, and it can be used for online consultations or for an in-person appointment.


Learn the procedure.

To learn the procedure, read the following: The Urology Institute of America, a nonprofit that studies medicine and health care, has an article about what you should know about a uterus.

The Urologists’ Manual, an authoritative reference for gynecologists, explains the anatomy and function of the uterus.


Check out the ultrasound’s images.

The images can help you figure out what the MRI or CT scan might reveal.


Get an ultrasound bill for a specific reason.

This could be to diagnose an ectopic pregnancy or to determine if your pelvic pain is a complication of surgery.


Check the ultrasound history.

The ultrasound history may give you a better idea of the risk of complications.


Ask your doctor about the risk factors for complications.

Some complications, like fibroid and cervical cancer, may be more common in women who have a history of pelvic pain.


Ask other family members for information about the uterus or the pelvic exam.

You may also be able to ask your doctor or other health care provider about other pelvic issues.


Be careful if you have an ectoplasm.

If you have a cyst or abnormal lump in your uterus, you may be at increased risk of infection or pregnancy complications.