The SUGO team uses modern and expert ultrasound techniques to assess patients with abnormal bleeding related to periods or at other times unrelated to periods.
Some common anatomical causes of abnormal uterine bleeding include fibroids, polyps, and adenomyosis. Fibroids and polyps are growths within the uterus – either within the muscle or the uterus or within the cavity of the uterus. They are benign (non-cancerous) in the vast majority of cases. These can usually be easily diagnosed using normal two- and three-dimensional transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound.
A specialized type of ultrasound called saline infusion sonohysterography (SIS) can be used to evaluate the inside of the uterine cavity for fibroids or polyps in this area when there is a suspicion. SIS can replace hysteroscopic (keyhole) surgery for seeing intra-cavitary focal lesions like fibroids and polyps and can provide your gynecologist with the appropriate pre-operative information if there is a plan to perform any hysteroscopic (keyhole) procedure to remove them.