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What would cause a transvaginal ultrasound to be extremely painful?

What would cause a transvaginal ultrasound to be extremely painful?

Varies: A vaginal infection (such as yeast), or a pelvic infect, an ovarian cyst, a uterine infection, etc could make the exam quite painful bit even endometriosis could have that effect as well. Your doctor should be able to determine what is wrong. ...Read more

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I had a transvaginal ultrasound and it was painful... What could be the cause? It hurt while checking my left ovary

I had a transvaginal ultrasound and it was painful... What could be the cause? It hurt while checking my left ovary

Variety of things: A variety of things could cause it. Vaginal dryness, lack of lubricant on the sonogram, placing too much pressure on the probe, a problem in the bladder, rectum, uterus or ovaries are all a few of the possibilities. Finding out if anything abnormal was found on the sonogram is the next step. ...Read more

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Hi I am 27 and had a pelvic & a transvaginal ultrasound it was extremely painful and the tech said I have free fluid in my pelvic what does this mean?

Hi I am 27 and had a pelvic & a transvaginal ultrasound it was extremely painful and the tech said I have free fluid in my pelvic what does this mean?

Few things: Sometimes the exam can be painful just because it is an uncomfortable procedure other times because there is an abnormality they are pressing on. The free fluid depends on how much. A tiny amount is normal in females. ...Read more

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Will getting a transvaginal ultrasound for a virgin be painful?

Will getting a transvaginal ultrasound for a virgin be painful?

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. ...Read more

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Is the procedure transvaginal ultrasound for someone not sexual active for year painful? What should be done before the procedure?

Is the procedure transvaginal ultrasound for someone not sexual active for year painful?  What should be done before the procedure?

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" ...Read more

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Hi, I am a virgin at 38 and having transvaginal ultrasounds: saline and hsg test scheduled. What tips should I use to make the process less painful?

Usually not painful: These tests should not be painful if done by an experienced provider. Some patients take Ibuprofen prior to an HSG to help with cramping that sometimes occurs. Don’t let your anxiety about the tests get to you. Anxiety can make any test more uncomfortable ...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

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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Is it normal for a transvaginal ultrasound to be extremely, extremely painful if you have never been sexually active?

Yes: If you have not previously had intercourse then the introduction of the probe would involve stretching or even tearing the hymen (slang term: cherry). This can produce pain. If you are a virgin, notify the person in charge. They may elect to do the exam by scanning from the surface of the perineum, the space between the vagina and anus or even scanning from the rectum! ...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