Uterine evaluation is a medical examination used to assess the health of a woman’s uterus. There are several different methods used to evaluate the uterus, including:
- Pelvic exam: A healthcare provider may perform a pelvic exam to assess the size, shape, and position of the uterus.
- Transvaginal ultrasound: This is a non-invasive imaging test that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the uterus and surrounding structures. It is commonly used to evaluate the lining of the uterus (endometrium) and to look for any abnormalities, such as fibroids or polyps.
- Hysteroscopy: This is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting a thin, lighted tube (hysteroscope) through the cervix into the uterus to examine the lining of the uterus and to look for any abnormalities.
- Saline-infused sonography (SIS): This is a specialized type of ultrasound that involves injecting sterile saline solution into the uterus to provide a clearer image of the uterine lining.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): This imaging test uses a powerful magnet and radio waves to create detailed images of the uterus and surrounding structures. It may be used to evaluate the size and location of fibroids or other abnormalities.