A pelvic ultrasound is a noninvasive way for your doctor to view the organs and structures inside your pelvis, including the bladder, uterus, ovaries and Fallopian tubes.
During transabdominal ultrasound your abdomen is covered with a gel and a transducer is passed over the area. Images appear on a screen that are interpreted by the sonographer and your doctor. Uterine fibroids can often be diagnosed this way. During transvaginal ultrasound a probe shaped to fit inside the vagina is used to help pinpoint problems with fertility.