At OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions about pregnancy care and gynaecology.
What is ectopic pregnancy?
An ectopic pregnancy is where the fertilised egg implants outside the womb. Generally speaking, an ectopic pregnancy is located in the fallopian tube and does not contain a fetus.
What are the symptoms of ectopic pregnancy?
The symptoms of ectopic pregnancy can vary. There can be non-specific symptoms such as bleeding and/or pain or sudden collapse.
More often than not, the symptoms can mimic miscarriage. This is why it is important for the clinician to be cognisant of the possibility of ectopic pregnancy.
How can OMNI detect an ectopic pregnancy?
At OMNI we have only the latest ultrasound equipment, and when it comes to ectopic pregnancy, a transvaginal ultrasound scan not a transabdominal scan needs to be conducted. In certain cases OMNI can provide non-surgical management strategies to deal with ectopic pregnancy.
Does a pregnancy of unknown location mean I have an ectopic pregnancy?
Pregnancy of unknown location (PULs) make up as much as 10% of early pregnancy scans. What this means is that there is no sign of pregnancy inside or outside the womb on the scan. A pregnancy of unknown location does not automatically mean that you have an ectopic pregnancy.
What ultrasound technology does OMNI use?
OMNI uses only the latest ultrasound technology, from transvaginal and transabdominal to a Sonovaginography, OMNI has the ultrasound technology to accurately assess and diagnose whether or not you need treatment.
What does my pelvic pain mean?
In many cases no specific reason can be ascertained for pelvic pain, but an ultrasound can help reassure that there’s no serious underlying problem.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain. At OMNI we are the only ultrasound clinic in Australia who performs a Sonovaginography that can predict severe or deep infiltrating endometriosis.
Why am I bleeding after menopause?
Bleeding after menopause is considered potentially abnormal. However, only a small portion of women who bleed after menopause have anything significantly wrong.
Having said that, bleeding after menopause can be indicative of pre-cancer changes or even cancer, which is why it’s important to have the problem investigated thoroughly and as soon as possible.