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  • Ultrasonography

  • A test in which sound waves (called ultrasound) are bounced off tissues and the echoes are converted into a picture (sonogram).

  • Ultrasound

  • A test in which sound waves are used to examine internal structures. During pregnancy, it can be used to examine the fetus.

  • Ureaplasma

  • A genus of bacteria found in the human genitourinary tract, occasionally in the pharynx and rectum. In males, they are associated with nongonococcal urethritis (NGU) and prostatitis; in females, with genitourinary tract infections and reproductive failure.

  • Ureters

  • The tubes that carry urine from each kidney to the bladder.

  • Urethritis

  • Inflammation of the urethra. STDs, if they are symptomatic, often cause urethritis.

  • Urologist

  • doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the urinary and genital functions of the body

  • Uterus

  • The small, hollow pear-shaped organ in a woman's pelvis. This is the organ in which an unborn child develops. Also called the womb.

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