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do i need transvirginal ultrasound, not transabdominal? have irregular bleeding but it could be caused by pill. how do you know?

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Why do you need US?: If you have irregular bleeding caused by pill (birth control pills), that does not usually warrant an ultrasound. Unless there is another reason that you need an ultrasound, then I am not sure that either is necessary. If irregular bleeding is caused by pill, perhaps you need to be off that pill and perhaps try a different BCP. In a nonpregnant woman, a transvaginal US is often needed.

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