Pelvic Ultrasound Specialist

Mustapha Bourara, MD -  - OB-GYN

Mustapha Bourara, MD

OB-GYN located in Queens, Astoria, NY

Dr. Bourara offers in-office pelvic ultrasounds for the convenience of his New York City patients at his practice in Astoria, Queens, NY.

Pelvic Ultrasound Q&A

What Does a Pelvic Ultrasound Show?

A pelvic ultrasound uses soundwaves to create an image of the organs in the pelvic area. This is typically carried out on female patients, but male patients an also have them. The doctor is able to see the ovaries, uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and the bladder for women and the prostate gland and seminal vesicles for men.

Why Would a Doctor Order a Pelvic Ultrasound?

An ultrasound can be ordered for many reasons including:

  • Find the source of pelvic pain or vaginal bleeding 
  • Look for signs of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Checking the size, shape and condition of ovaries, uterus, or abnormal growths in vaginal cavity 
  • Find the cause of blood in the urine or other urinary problems 
  • Check the size of the bladder before an after urination 
  • Check for growths in the pelvis 
  • Guide a needle during a biopsy or while draining fluid from a cyst or abscess 
  • Check for colorectal cancer

What Does a Pelvic Ultrasound Entail?

Patients should wear loose and comfortable clothing for the ultrasound. He or she may need to disrobe below the waist and wear a gown for the same. Depending on the purpose of the ultrasound, patients may be advised to drink four to six glasses in advance of the screening. The exam itself is carried out in an ultrasound room at the doctor’s office or a hospital or clinic. The patient will lie on his or her back and gel will be applied to the belly to improve the sound wave quality. A transducer will be gently moved across the abdomen and image of the organs and blood vessels will be transferred to a screen. The patient will need to remain very still throughout the procedure, which normally takes around 30 minutes.

Insurance Information

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Affinity Health Plan
BCBS
Cigna
EmblemHealth
Fidelis Care (NY)
GHI
HIP
MagnaCare
Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
United Healthcare (Except Liberty and Community Plan)