An ultrasound examination is usually one of the first investigations requested because it is non-invasive.
We put the ultrasound transducer on the lower abdomen and if the bladder is reasonably full then good images of the bladder, uterus, vagina and ovaries are easily achieved. We also check higher up in the abdomen for evidence of appendicitis or mesenteric adenitis.
There are many different causes of pelvic pain but ultrasound examination can usually distinguish which organ it arises from and what the likely pathology is.
Ovarian causes include:
Appendicitis in a young girl
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