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Ultrasound

Ninoutchka Dejean, MD -  - Gynecology

Boca Women's Health

Ninoutchka Dejean, MD

Gynecology & Women's Health Specialist located in Boca Raton, FL & Pembroke Pines, FL

Sometimes your gynecologist needs to monitor you for health issues or evaluate abnormalities, such as ovarian cysts or fibroids. At Boca Women's Health, Ninoutchka Dejean, MD, a board-certified OB/GYN does this via ultrasound, a painless imaging method. Ultrasounds are conveniently available onsite in the office in Boca Raton, Florida. Schedule your ultrasound appointment today by calling or booking online.

Ultrasound Q & A

How does an ultrasound work?

Ultrasound sends painless sound waves into your pelvis and reproductive organs, which bounce back to create images that Dr. Dejean reviews on a computer screen. An ultrasound can show your ovaries, uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, and surrounding structures.

Why would I need an ultrasound?

An ultrasound exam at Boca Women's Health helps to reveal internal abnormalities that may be causing pain, heavy periods, or affecting your ability to get pregnant and maintain a pregnancy.

Ultrasounds are useful for diagnosing and monitoring:

  • Uterine fibroids
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • Heavy periods
  • Ovarian cysts

For example, in cases where Dr. Dejean has detected an ovarian cyst, she typically recommends a period of watchful waiting. During this time, she monitors the cyst by regularly evaluating its size and appearance via ultrasound at Boca Women's Health’s office. 

What happens during an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a quick exam available onsite at Boca Women's Health. This may be done either over the abdomen or transvaginally. 

Dr. Dejean first applies a clear gel to your abdomen that prevents air pockets that might interfere with sound waves. She moves a transducer, a handheld device that transmits sound waves, over the area she's examining. The transducer helps create real-time images of your internal organs and support structures. 

In many instances, Dr. Dejean recommends a transvaginal ultrasound when she needs a better-quality picture of your internal organs. As the name suggests, this form of ultrasound is performed by gently inserting a slim transducer into your vagina. 

The transducer is covered with a sheath and lubricated to minimize potential discomfort. Similar to a standard ultrasound, the transducer sends images to a screen for Dr. Dejean to review with you. 

What happens after an ultrasound?

Dr. Dejean may suggest more in-depth studies, depending on the results of your ultrasound. She may recommend a procedure called a hysteroscopy for a better view of your uterus and fallopian tubes, or suggest an in-office procedure to remove a fibroid or address the cause of a heavy period.

For an ultrasound exam and advanced women’s health tests in the convenience of an office setting, trust Boca Women's Health and Dr. Dejean for the services you need. Call today to book an appointment or schedule a consultation online.

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