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Is it possible for you to see fallopian tubes on a transvaginal ultrasound?

Is it possible for you to see fallopian tubes on a transvaginal ultrasound?

Not if normal: If fallopian tubes are dilated from infection they can be visible as dilated tubular structures. Normally, they will not be visible unless a hysterosonogram is done and during injection of water into the uterus then the tubes will be visible as the water flows in them. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Would blocked fallopian tubes show up on a transvaginal ultrasound?

Probably not: The fallopian tubes are not distinguishable with ultrasound, transvaginal or transabdominal. As dr. Kobasa notes a dilated fallopian tube may be seen on an ultrasound, but most blocked fallopian tubes are not dilated. ...Read more

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Will scars on the fallopian tubes show up on a transvaginal ultrasound?

Will scars on the fallopian tubes show up on a transvaginal ultrasound?

Not typically: A plain transvaginal sono will not usually show a chronic scar of the fallopian tubes. Injecting sterile saline into the uterine lumen can allow for visualization of the tubes and if fluid is then seen in the abdomen then patency of at least one tube may be inferred. This is called a sono hysterogram. ...Read more

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If fallopian tubes are blocked would doctor still be able to view the ovaries with trans vaginal ultrasound?

If fallopian tubes are blocked would doctor still be able to view the  ovaries with trans vaginal ultrasound?

Test tube pregnancy: Fortunately, blocked tubes do not hinder viewing the ovaries with ultrasound. If the fallopian tubes are blocked, the most cost effective and promising way to a baby is test tube fertilizatiion. One step in this process actually is that the doctor visualize the ovaries with and under the guidance of ultrasound retrieves eggs from the ovary, which are then fertilized in test tubes. ...Read more

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Does an transvaginal ultrasound show if I have blocked tubes?

Does an transvaginal ultrasound show if I have blocked tubes?

Not always: A transvaginal ultrasound will be able to identify hydrosalpinx, which is when the tubes fill up with fluid and get dilated or enlarged. This often happens when there is a blockage. Ultrasound could miss a blockage if the tube is not dilated or only mildly dilated. Hysterosalpingogram (injection of dye into the uterine cavity) can identify blockages even when ultrasound can not. ...Read more

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I had a transvaginal ultrasound and was told that if my tubes were blocked they would be inflammed and visible on the ultrasound otherwise they can't be seen. Is that true?

I had a transvaginal ultrasound and was told that if my tubes were blocked they would be inflammed and visible on the ultrasound otherwise they can't be seen. Is that true?

Not necessarily: If there is active inflammation of the tubes they can be distended and visible on sono. Tubes can be obstructed and not dilated and not visible on sono. To diagnose obstruction an x-ray test -hysterosalpingogram involves injecting dye through a catheter inserted in the cervix and seeing if dye flows through the tubes. A similar test can be done with water and ultrasound to see if water passes. ...Read more

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Would you be able too see my fallopian tubes on ultrasound? Im obese and im having extreme right sided pelvic pain

Would you be able too see my fallopian tubes on ultrasound? Im obese and im  having extreme right sided pelvic pain

Yes, if enlarged: Your Fallopian tubes will be visible if enlarged with an ectopic pregnancy or infection. The obesity may require a vaginal ultrasound probe rather than an abdominal one. ...Read more

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Would an ultrasound of the uterus and a transvaginal ultrasound see a fetus without doing a stomach ultrasound? Just curious

Would an ultrasound of the uterus and a transvaginal ultrasound see a fetus without doing a stomach ultrasound? Just curious

Ultrasound: A fetus would be seen by a pelvic ultrasound and transvaginal ultrasound. If the uterus, tubes and ovaries are evaluated there is no need to look at the stomach which is located just below the ribs on the left side of the upper abdominal cavity. ...Read more

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Can a TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUND see baby clearly at 29 weeks And tell about gender also ?

Can a TRANSVAGINAL ULTRASOUND see baby clearly at 29 weeks And tell about gender also ?

Yes,: a 29 week old baby will always be visualized with ultrasound. Depending on the position of the baby, however, gender determination may or may not be possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible for doctors to see cancer in transvaginal ultrasound?

Possible; not likely: Transvaginal ultrasound (tvus) is more sensitive in evaluating pelvis anatomy. One could 'see' smaller tumors with tvus, however this does not indicate ability to distinguish malignant from benign tissue, which requires pathologic microscopic evaluation. ...Read more

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Can doctor see if i ovulate on a transvaginal ultrasound?

Can doctor see if i ovulate on a transvaginal ultrasound?

Usually : But it usually takes more than one ultrasound to see. ...Read more

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Had transvaginal ultrasound to see if I need morning after pill sex the day after sex. No fluid in the sac, everything normal. Isit accurate?

Had transvaginal ultrasound to see if I need morning after pill sex the day after sex. No fluid in the sac, everything normal. Isit accurate?

No: fertilized ovum cannot be detected that way. Egg could be in the fallopian tube and fertilizable with ovarian remnant of it gone.
Morning aftre pill is generally given wihout testing. ...Read more

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What's the earliest you will see a heartbeat with a transvaginal ultrasound?

Depends: Depends on how much time the examiner is willing to spend looking. By 6.5 weeks the fetal heartbeat (fh) is fairly obvious. At 6 wks it can be very subtle and difficult to distinguish from maternal cardiac pulsations and would require measuring the rate and comparing it to the maternal rate. Not easy or quick! ...Read more

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Can a transvaginal ultrasound to look at the bladder see the uretes? if so could it see abnormalities with the ureters?

Can a transvaginal ultrasound to look at the bladder see the uretes? if so could it see abnormalities with the ureters?

Here are some ...: Just go to see Doc with detailed Hx stressing quality, quantity, & sequence of events of all symptoms and their related discomforts over time for analysis + physical exam + tests as needed; and let Doc help you decide what tests including imaging study - US would yield better result for you. ...Read more

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At what week after conception can u see a heart beat on a transvaginal ultrasound?

Depends: The answer depends on the type of ultrasound equipment used and the skill of the technician. In some a heartbeat can be seen as early as 5 1/2 weeks. For others it takes a little bit longer. ...Read more

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If I have a transvaginal ultrasound done and they still say nothing is wrong, should I push for a pelvic laprascopy? Have all the symptoms of endometriosis and have had tests done and dr's tell me see nothing wrong. Have very heavy and painful menstruatio

If I have a transvaginal ultrasound done and they still say nothing is wrong, should I push for a pelvic laprascopy? Have all the symptoms of endometriosis and have had tests done and dr's tell me see nothing wrong. Have very heavy and painful menstruatio

Hmmm, this can be : A tough one. Painful , heavy menses can be remedied with a trial of birth control pills or other forms of hormonal suppression depending on your medical history, etc. Might be best to try this before pursuing laparoscopy. Okay to ask your doctor about their opinion on surgery. Answer will depend on your particular situation. Don't be afraid to bring it up and one can also seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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Could I have concieved four weeks ago (6 wks gestation) and still not see a gestational sac on transvaginal ultrasound? Also with a beta of 627?

Could I have concieved four weeks ago (6 wks gestation) and still not see a gestational sac on transvaginal ultrasound? Also with a beta of 627?

Yes: If your cycles are irregular, you may be slightly off on dates. A pregnancy should be seen by 5 weeks and a beta of 1000, so I would suggest a followup transvaginal ultrasound a week after the prior one. If no pregnancy is seen at that point, then some concern would arise regarding the viability of your pregnancy. Please follow closely with your OB until the issue is cleared up.
Dr. S. ...Read more

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Hey idk how far I am but my levels are at 1638 and they still don't see nothing with an transvaginal ultrasound what does this mean I can seem to get?

Hey idk how far I am but my levels are at 1638 and they still don't see nothing with an transvaginal ultrasound what does this mean I can seem to get?

Repeat level: I trust you are talking about HCG level. In a normal pregnancy HCG values should double in two days. If the rise is less than 50%, it may be due to ectopic pregnancy. You should be under the care of a doctor for the sake of your and your baby's health and you should discuss it with her/him. ...Read more

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If you have late stage uterine cancer, can doctors see a mass on transvaginal ultrasound?

If you have late stage uterine cancer, can doctors see a mass on transvaginal ultrasound?

Not neccessarily: Transvaginal ultrasound does not evaluate the lymph nodes in the abdomen (iliac and paraaortic) nor the upper abdomen. So if the cancer has spread to any of these places (or lungs), it will not be seen on transvaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Positive test hcglevel 950 LMP may 6 previous ectopic.transvaginal ultrasound today said they don't see anything in uterus is it early or another possible ectopic?

Positive test hcglevel 950 LMP may 6 previous   ectopic.transvaginal ultrasound today said they don't see anything in uterus is it early or another possible ectopic?

Too early to know: With an LMP 5/6, you would be about 5+weeks by dates. The HCG is only 950 and too low to see a sac yet in the uterus. Generally we can see something on a vaginal scan by 6 weeks or an HCG higher than 1500. You need a followup HCG done to ensure it is rising normally, then another ultrasound the make sure there is a sac in the uterus. Please see your gynecologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Should i see ob/gyn about this? Yesterday i had a transvaginal ultrasound to look at a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid in my uterus. Shortly thereafter, continuing to today, i feel a vibration inside kinda near my left ovary. Should i be concerned or is th

Should i see ob/gyn about this? Yesterday i had a transvaginal ultrasound to look at a cyst on my ovary and a fibroid in my uterus. Shortly thereafter, continuing to today, i feel a vibration inside kinda near my left ovary. Should i be concerned or is th

The : The best thing to do is call your doctor and inform him/her of your symptoms. You may just be dealing with a referred pain from the probe touching your cervix and causing pain in the area you described. Try advil (ibuprofen) or Ibuprofen and monitor for improvement.
I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What is a fallopian tube ultrasound scan like? What will it show ?

Vaginal: The fallopian tube is best viewed with a vaginal probe and will show any growths, dilations which could represent an ectopic or infection past or present. ...Read more

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If I had a small infection in my fallopian tube would it increase my CRP and whiteblood cells? Would it show up on a ultrasound?

If I had a small infection in my fallopian tube would it increase my CRP and whiteblood cells? Would it show up on a ultrasound?

Possible: Salpingitis can cause fever, pain, elevated WBC and elevation in inflammation labs like ESR and CRP (though probably not the cardiac C-rp). If the tube is distended with fluid (hydrosalpinx) or pus (pyosalpinx) that may show up on US if there is a significant amount. ...Read more

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Have no insurance. Ttc 6 months. I need an HSG . To check fallopian tubes and extra blood found in ultrasound in ut. Is it maybe endo i have ?

Have no insurance. Ttc 6 months. I need an HSG . To check fallopian tubes and extra blood found in ultrasound in ut. Is it maybe endo i  have ?

Managing Health: I am sorry to hear of your troubles. But, there is no free services for the in depth and expensive needs you have. Maybe under obama care. Buying into one of the plans to be available next week will help (at least if you live in a state where your governor is not blocking this important access for the uninsured). ...Read more

Fallopian Tube (Definition)

Aka oviduct, uterine tube, or salpinx. It is basically a small tube connecting between the ovary and the uterus. This tube carries the eggs from the ovary area to the unterus. This is the tube that is cut/tied-up/or burned in women having the tuboligation procedure for permanent birth control purpose. Have ...Read more


Dr. Michael Gabor
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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