A 35-year-old member asked:
will getting a transvaginal ultrasound for a virgin be painful?
3 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Radiology 41 years experience
Maybe: Depends on whether the hymen is intact. There can be other causes of pain including tension, infection or other pelvic abnormalities. These other problems and infection may need to be looked at with ultrasound. Always tell the sonographer if it hurts.
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Fertility Medicine 17 years experience
Akward not painful: I've had many virgins undergo a vaginal ultrasound without discomfort. However it may be awkward from some perspectives.
The reason doctors use a vaginal ultrasound is because it gives the best resolution (clarity of image). This will give you doctor more information then an abdominal ultrasound.
3927 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Can be uncomfortable: Transvaginal ultrasound usually not performed in virgins. Usually performed transvaginally. Most ultrasound techs will ask and not perform transvaginal ultrasound in virgins.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Is the procedure transvaginal ultrasound for someone not sexual active for year painful? What should be done before the procedure?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
A Necessary Evil: If you have been comfortable with a routine pelvic exam,the probe probably shouldn't be too uncomfortable,keeping in mind that it is a rigid structure that will feel slightly cold.And the person doing the exam will hopefully guide you through it and be sensitive to your responses.A relaxed posture & calm,trusting mind will help,or as has been said in the past:"Close your eyes and think of England"
3723 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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