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Ultrasound services offered in Mobile, AL

If you’re pregnant, have a gynecological problem, or develop unusual OB/GYN symptoms, turn to Bay Area Physicians for Women in Mobile, Alabama. The skilled obstetrics and gynecology physicians offer 3D and 4D ultrasounds to view your unborn baby or find the most appropriate treatment for a gynecological problem. Call the office today or use the online booking tool any time to find out if an ultrasound is right for you. 


Q & A

What is an ultrasound?

An ultrasound is a noninvasive, painless diagnostic procedure that uses sound waves to create images of reproductive organs or other areas of your body. It also allows you to see pictures of your unborn baby. 

Bay Area Physicians for Women uses the latest advances in ultrasound technology to ensure optimal precision and accuracy.

Which types of ultrasound are available?

In-office 3D and 4D ultrasounds at Bay Area Physicians for Women provide photographic images of a developing baby and its movements. The practice’s ultrasound technicians have more than 25 years of experience in obstetrical and gynecological scanning. 

Why might I need an ultrasound?

Your OB/GYN provider may recommend an ultrasound to:

  • Detect or rule out gynecological problems
  • View your unborn baby
  • Detect fetal abnormalities
  • View your ovaries and uterus
  • Evaluate blood flow
  • Examine a breast lump
  • Guide a needle for a biopsy
  • Evaluate your thyroid gland
  • Detect certain medical problems
  • Determine if a treatment is working

To find out if an ultrasound is the right procedure for you, a Bay Area Physicians for Women provider reviews your medical history and symptoms you might have. 

They check your vital signs, complete a physical exam (including a pelvic exam when needed), and may suggest blood tests or other diagnostic testing.

How should I prepare for the procedure?

There’s usually no special preparation needed before you undergo an ultrasound. However, sometimes your specialist asks you to avoid drinking anything before the ultrasound or have a full bladder during the procedure. You might also need to change into a hospital gown.

What should I expect when getting an ultrasound?

What to expect during an ultrasound depends on the type of ultrasound you undergo. You first lie down on a comfortable exam table or reclining chair.

Your provider might place gel on your abdominal area and glide a transducer over targeted spots to develop images of internal organs or a developing baby. Or, they place gel on a tiny transducer before inserting it into your vagina during a transvaginal ultrasound.

These types of ultrasounds are painless and may last about 30-60 minutes.

What happens after the procedure?

There’s no downtime after undergoing an ultrasound, so you can resume a normal routine immediately afterward. Your OB/GYN specialist discusses the results with you and lets you know if you need further diagnostic testing or treatment. If you’re pregnant, they offer you a picture or video of your unborn baby.

To find out if you’re a candidate for an ultrasound at Bay Area Physicians for Women, call the office or use the online scheduler today.

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