Ultrasound Pelvis

The technique of producing images of the organs and structures inside a female pelvis (uterus, vagina, fallopian tubes, ovaries, etc.) using a sensor producing sound waves is called pelvic ultrasound. It is performed using two methods, namely transabdominal (sensor is placed on the abdomen) and transvaginal (sensor is inserted in the vagina).

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My girlfriend has prolonged periods after taking a birth control pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my girlfriend, but I did not ejaculate. As a precaution, she took birth control pill. She is having lower abdominal pain for more than 10 days. And her periods are also prolonged. Please suggest an appropriate solution. I asked the same question to a doctor, and I was as...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are only two possibilities for prolonged periods and pain. It might be the side effect of the contraceptive pill. OCP being a powerful hormone causes these kinds of symptoms. It might be the failure of the tablet. It might be pregnancy and in an aborting phase, bec...  Read Full »

My sister's beta hCG is 246. Does it confirm pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question related to my sister. She has missed her period, and when we consulted her doctor, he suggested BHCG level. Initially, it was 226 and on repeating it was 246. She is feeling weak and suffering from some bleeding. She had her last period before two months.  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a positive test for pregnancy. But, beta-hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) level doubles every 48 hours if everything is fine. In this case, hCG levels have increased, but not got doubled. Please repeat her beta-hCG and let me know the report. It could be either ...  Read Full »

Can a right ovarian cyst cause pain in the left pelvic area?

Query: Hi doctor, I have polycystic ovary syndrome and my periods get delayed sometimes. From the past four days, I am having pain in my left pelvic area. I got an ultrasound done, and it shows 4.5 cm cyst in my right ovary. Why am I having pain on my left side when the cyst is on the right? Could this p...  Read Full »


Dr. Garima Sawhney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain that you are experiencing is not due to the ovarian cyst, as the cyst is on the right side and pain is on the left side. This pain might be caused by an infection or any other pathology. So, I suggest you repeat an ultrasound of the pelvis if the pain is sever...  Read Full »

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