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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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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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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


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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