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Pelvic ultrasound

A pelvic ultrasound is a painless procedure that makes it possible to observe the body’s internal organs, namely:

  • the ovaries, uterus and bladder (in women)
  • the bladder and prostate (in men)

For women, it is used mainly in gynecology to:

  • examine cases of pelvic pain or unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • examine the endometrium (uterine lining)
  • identify uterine malformations
  • detect ovarian cysts, polyps or fibroids
  • do an infertility workup
  • ensure the proper positioning of an IUD

For men, pelvic ultrasound is mainly used for:

  • examining the bladder and prostate
  • detecting abnormal masses

Preparing for the Examination

It is important to have finished drinking four eight-ounce (960 mL) glasses of water or juice 75 minutes before the test and not to urinate. You need to have a full bladder during your appointment.

A medical prescription is required to perform this examination.

The costs of this examination are covered by the Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ).

If your healthcare professional has prescribed this examination or if you have any questions, contact us at 1 833 590-2715.