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What is considered a normal wait time for results after a transvaginal ultrasound?

What is considered a normal wait time for results after a transvaginal ultrasound?

Most: Studies reported by a radiologist are dictated within 24 hours. There is variability in how long it takes the report to get to the clinician depending on whether the report is called, emailed, faxed, or sent regular mail. There is variability in how clinicians notify patients of results. ...Read more

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Sonogram (Definition)

An ultraound, also known as a sonogram, is a painless and relatively inexpensive imaging test that utilizes sound waves instead of ionizing radiation. There are no side effects. Ultrasound can give us two-dimensional, and in some applications three-dimensional, images of structures and organs in virtually any part of the body. In addition to diagnostic uses, such as evaluating abnormalities in the abdomen, pelvis, and breast, ultrasounds are commonly used to guide needle and catheter placement in a variety of surgical ...Read more


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Can I get infections after a transvaginal ultrasound I'm 50yrs old never had problems down there had a transvaginal ultrasound 4 months ago now have CID I've had two partner's in my life present one for thirty years?

Can I get infections after a transvaginal ultrasound I'm 50yrs old never had problems down there had a transvaginal ultrasound 4 months ago now have CID I've had two partner's in my life present one for thirty years?

No: Ultrasound technology which transmits simple sound waves. Infections are not transmitted through sound waves. Also this test you had was four months ago so it would be not related to an infection present today ...Read more

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After reading transvaginal ultrasound report, no mention of my cervix, why could that be?

After reading transvaginal ultrasound report, no mention of my cervix, why could that be?

Depends: Unless the cervix is being looked at for a reason, it may not be mentioned. The report usually describes the uterus, ovaries and any free fluid in the pelvis. If there is something abnormal about the cervix it gets mentioned otherwise usually not. ...Read more

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I've had brown spotting for 6 days after my transvaginal ultrasound after seeing the baby and a heartbeat. Is this too long with have spotting?

I've had brown spotting for 6 days after my transvaginal ultrasound after seeing the baby and a heartbeat. Is this too long with have spotting?

Depends: Spotting may be normal early in pregnancy. You should call your OB's office and let them know. They may decide to schedule an appointment if it persists. ...Read more

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I had sex last thursday during my fertile period, can I check a week after through transvaginal ultrasound that I conceived?

I had sex last thursday during my fertile period, can I check a week after through transvaginal ultrasound that I conceived?

No: It is too early to see anything on the ultrasound that would detect pregnancy. We cannot see the pregnancy until about 5 weeks or 3 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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Feeling intense pain/cramping after a transvaginal ultrasound. Reason for the ultrasound was missed period and heavy dischage after leep. Ideas?

Feeling intense pain/cramping after a transvaginal ultrasound. Reason for the ultrasound was missed period and heavy dischage after leep. Ideas?

Leep: The discharge and discomfort is most likely due to the LEEP and disruption of the surgical bed and healing process due to the baginal ultrasound. The vaginal ultrasound might have disrupted the healing surgical site. Let you provider know of your symptoms and possible evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I have sore abdominal muscles after a transvaginal ultrasound?

Unlikely: The transvaginal probedoes not touch the abdominhal muscles. Look for the reason the stud ywas originally done for. ...Read more

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Am I having cramps a day after transvaginal ultrasound because I am a virgin? It was a little painful

Am I having cramps a day after transvaginal ultrasound because I am a virgin? It was a little painful

Let doctor know: If you are still in a lot of pain from the procedure, best to call your pediatrician/ob gyn, especially if you're cramping. So, they can prescribe something for you to take the edge off, and bring relief. ...Read more

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For what reasons might a doctor order an abdominal ultrasound after seeing a transvaginal ultrasound?

For what reasons might a doctor order an abdominal ultrasound after seeing a transvaginal ultrasound?

Guesses: I could guess many things, such as partial visualization of a structure, vascular engorgement (pelvic congestion) that may be caused by compression of proximal vessels, or a negative pelvic ultrasound that was done for symptoms that can be caused by abdominal structures. But it would be best answered by the ordering physician. ...Read more

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Help, having uncomfortable painful cramps one day after transvaginal ultrasound. Is this normal because I am a virgin?

Help, having uncomfortable painful cramps one day after transvaginal ultrasound. Is this normal because I am a virgin?

Call your doctor: While it is not uncommon for some women to have mild cramping and some vaginal bleeding after a routine transvaginal ultrasound, however it is best to notify your doctor who performed the procedure about significant pain and bleeding. They may want to see you again to ensure everything is ok. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a yeast infection after having a transvaginal ultrasound?

Is it possible to get a yeast infection after having a transvaginal ultrasound?

Possibl but unlikely: The transvaginal probe should have been sterile and should have had a sterile covering (like a condom). Even if you are exposed to yeast it doesn't usually infect unless something has disrupted the natural bacterial flora that lives in your vagina. Did you receive antibiotics for whatever they were looking for or for any other reason? That's the most common cause of all fungal; (yeast) infections. ...Read more

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Bleeding with small blood clots and tissue after transvaginal ultrasound but no pain?

Bleeding with small blood clots and tissue after transvaginal ultrasound but no pain?

Possible side effect: From the manipulation. It should resolve within 24-48 hrs. If not, consult your GYN. ...Read more

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Had sex on Nov 9 went to the ER Nov 30 exactly 3 weeks after sex my transvaginal ultrasound along with bloodwork came back I was 5 weeks is that possi?

Had sex on Nov 9 went to the ER Nov 30 exactly 3 weeks after sex my transvaginal ultrasound along with bloodwork came back I was 5 weeks is that possi?

That would be right: A woman is officially 5 weeks pregnant when she is 3 weeks past conception (about 3 weeks plus a day or two after having sex). That is because doctors count the official start of pregnancy as the first day of the menstrual period prior to the conception (and that first day is estimated to be 2 weeks prior to the conception). ...Read more

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Postmenapausal bleeding after 16 years and Transvaginal ultrasound fails to locate one ovary?

Postmenapausal bleeding after 16 years and Transvaginal ultrasound fails to locate one ovary?

PMP bleeding: The ovaries after menopause shrink to the size of what we call streak ovaries and often times aren't visible on ultrasound or CT scan. While many women with menopausal bleeding just have atrophy, you have to treat it as endometrial cancer until proven otherwise. An endometrial biopsy or D&C is warranted here. ...Read more

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Blood hCG taken almost 10 weeks after sex <1. Transvaginal ultrasound 1 week later (almost 11 weeks after sex) shows nothing. 100% not pregnant?

Blood hCG taken almost 10 weeks after sex <1. Transvaginal ultrasound 1 week later (almost 11 weeks after sex) shows nothing. 100% not pregnant?

Pregnancy: If an ultrasound and HCG are both negative it is highly unlikely you are pregnant. If you were, this would be your second trimester and surely something would be seen on an ultrasound. ...Read more

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If I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they said I am 7 weeks and 1 day, does that mean that I conceived 7 wk 1 d ago? Or 2 weeks after that?

If I had a transvaginal ultrasound and they said I am 7 weeks and 1 day, does that mean that I conceived 7 wk 1 d ago? Or 2 weeks after that?

5 weeks ago.: Conception occurs two weeks after the first day of you last menstrual period presuming a regular cycle and usual facts. So if you are 7 weeks after your LMP you likely conceived about 5 weeks ago. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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What's a transvaginal ultrasound?

In the vagina: The transducer is introduced into the vagina to allow it to be next to the pelic contents. ...Read more

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What is a transvaginal ultrasound?

What is a transvaginal ultrasound?

Sono in vagina: It is an ultrasound done by placing the probe into the vagina to allow a more accurate view of the pelvic anatomy. ...Read more

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What's a transvaginal ultrasound for?

Evaluate pelvic mass: Usually to evaluate a pelvic mass or ovarian growth. Sometimes for acute abdominal pain when a ruptured ovarian cyst is part of the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can transvaginal ultrasound cause tear?

Can transvaginal ultrasound cause tear?

Of What?: Of a tight, intact hymen? Yes it can. The vagina? If the examiner suddenly thought she or he was churning butter, or had a severe seizure during the exam then it might happen but I never saw such an occurrence. ...Read more

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Transvaginal Ultrasound (Definition)

An ultrasound is an imaging study in which a probe emits and receives sound waves which rebound off of internal organs in order to visualize them. For a transvaginal ultrasound a specially designed probe is lubricated and placed into the vagina in order to better ...Read more