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Albuquerque, NM
A 49-year-old female asked:

can you get "free-air" in your abdomen from a transvaginal ultrasound?

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Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No.: A transvaginal US uses a probe that does not release any kind of air. It is solid and it is only meant to transmit images of your inner pelvic organs. It should not cause any issues with your abdomen or bowels.

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Albuquerque, NM
A 49-year-old female asked:

If done improperly, can a Transvaginal Ultrasound cause a perforation which could result in free-air in the abdomen?

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Dr. Dale Kristle
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In theory only: have never seen or heard of it in over 30 years. perhaps if ultrasound was done shortly after a hysterectomy and opened the cuff. would think it would require considerable force.
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A 26-year-old female asked:

Will they do a transvaginal ultrasound on a virgin if the abdominal one does not show a good picture?

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Dr. Cynthia Palabrica
Obstetrics and Gynecology 33 years experience
U/s: It will really depend on what they are looking for and how bad/good the abdominal pictures are that they obtain.

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