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Help doctors! what're transvaginal ultrasounds used for?

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Dr. Ted Anderson
Gynecology 29 years experience
Better vision: Transvaginal approach gets the ultrasound probe closer to the uterus and ovaries (especially in larger women), improving the quality of the image and the ability to detect abnormalities. It is preferred by most gynecologists for evaluation of the uterine lining (eg, with abnormal bleeding) and also for early pregnancy.
Last updated Jun 22, 2017

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