In recent years, in general, gynecology and infertility treatment in particular, widespread ultrasound of the pelvic organs (ultrasound).
Ultrasound provides a unique opportunity to "see" the uterus, tubes, ovaries, to objectively evaluate their structure and function. The value of this type of study is that it is completely painless and noninvasive, ie, not associated with the introduction of any tools or use any drugs and, thanks to an absolutely safe.
Currently, two types of practice gynecology ultrasound:
through the anterior abdominal wall
through the vagina.
First, although it is associated with some discomfort associated with the need for tight filling of the bladder, gives a good overview picture of the pelvic organs.
The second (vaginal ultrasound) allows you to examine in detail the structure without any prior preparation.
Ultrasound picture of a normal ovary with a follicle (left) and cystic changes (right) when viewed from vaginal probe. It is important to never lose data ultrasonography, even if at the time he did not reveal any pathology.