How is ultrasonography used in the evaluation of dysmenorrhea?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: Karim Anton Calis, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FCCP; Chief Editor: Michel E Rivlin, MD  more...
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Ultrasonography is relatively noninvasive, can easily be performed in the emergency department (ED), and reveals most relevant pelvic pathology. For instance, endometriosis may appear as a complex mass with a speckled appearance. [28] Pelvic ultrasonography is indicated for evaluating situations such as ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cysts, fibroids, and intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCDs). It is highly sensitive for detecting pelvic masses.


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