What are uterine sound used for?

Uterine sounds These sounds are intended for probing a woman’s uterus through the cervix, to measure the length and direction of the cervical canal and uterus. Dilators are primarily used to open and dilate the cervix to gain access to the uterine cavity, but can also be used as sounds.

How does the sound measure a uterus?

The SureSound® uterine sounding device uses two coaxial members to measure the uterine cavity. The outer sheath has a feature that is deployed using the handle to locate the internal cervical os and distal markings to measure the length of the cervical canal.

What is LNG IUS?

Abstract. The levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) is a safe, effective and acceptable form of contraception used by over 150 million women worldwide. It also has a variety of noncontraceptive benefits including treatment for menorrhagia, endometriosis, and endometrial hyperplasia.

What is a sound IUD?

While providing gentle downward traction on cervix, use a uterine sound to assess the size of the uterine cavity. Sounding helps the provider appreciate the direction of the cervical canal and endometrial cavity, allows for assessment of patency, and allows for a basic assessment of intrauterine anatomy.

What is uterine instrumentation?

The instrument provides an intra-uterine sound variable in length and direction, fixed to the cervix by a sliding cup. Especially in cases of a large retroverted uterus or multiple pelvic adhesions the hysterophore can place the uterus in a safe position for sterilization procedures.

What is a normal uterus sound?

The average uterus will sound to a depth of six to eight centimeters. Note: If the uterus sounds to a depth of 10 cm or more, the sound may have perforated the uterus, or the uterus may be enlarged due to tumors or pregnancy. DO NOT insert an IUD.

What is a Lippes Loop?

Lippes Loop intrauterine device was first introduced in 1962. It was a plastic double “S” loop, a trapezoidal shaped IUD that closely fit the contours of the uterine cavity, thereby reducing the incidence of expulsion [1,7]. This IUD was commonly used from the 1960s to the 1980s [1].

When is IUCD inserted?

Insertion of the IUD can take place at any time during the menstrual cycle provided the woman is not pregnant. Before insertion, a bimanual examination and a sounding of the uterus are necessary to determine the uterus position and the depth of the uterine cavity.

What instrument is used to measure uterus?

(15) A uterine tenaculum is a hooklike instrument used to seize and hold the cervix or fundus. (16) An internal pelvimeter is an instrument used within the vagina to measure the diameter and capacity of the pelvis.

What is uterine Synechiae?

Uterine synechiae are intrauterine adhesions around which chorioamniotic membranes wrap during pregnancy to produce amniotic sheets or shelves. 1 ,2. They have a characteristically wide base along the uterine wall and associate with fetal membranes that consist of two layers of amnion and two layers of chorion.