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Does Transvaginal Ultrasound Cause Bleeding
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
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
Possible side effect: from the manipulation. It should resolve within 24-48 hrs. If not, consult your GYN. ...Read more
Age 56. No periods for two years. Just had 1 day of bleeding. Went to Gyn. Transvaginal ultrasound result: Textbook Uterus. Should I have more tests?
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
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
I was told that it is normal for a transvaginal ultrasound to cause light spotting, even two or three days after the procedure. Why does this happen?
Think of dental work:
Vaginal mucosal tissue is similar to that within your mouth -- so, think of what might happen after a dentist works. Occasionally there is some blood that you spit out.
Probably there won't be any spotting, but there is the chance with a probe's manipulating against this soft tissue of a minor bleed. ...Read more
If done improperly, can a Transvaginal Ultrasound cause a perforation which could result in free-air in the abdomen?
What could cause a "fullness" in the right ovary region.. Was told this during pap.. Will have a transvaginal ultrasound later this month.?
Usually cyclic cyst: The most common reason for fullness in the right adnexae for someone your age would be a cyclic cyst that is part of your menstrual cycle. These cyst usually rupture when the ovary releases an egg in mid cycle. Other things to consider are infection, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and tumor. If you are otherwise free of symptoms if might well disappear by the time you get the sono. ...Read more
Dr ordered transvaginal ultrasound for menhorragia that caused severe Fe deficiency anemia. What should I expect/what are they looking for?
A polyp or fibroids: This is a good thing to discuss with your doctor,to include subsequent management. ...Read more
How long can a transvaginal ultrasound wand be in a vagina before it causes cavitation or heating?
See answer: As a diagnostic procedure, ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that uses sound waves to "see" inside your body and create detailed images. The wand, aka "transducer", used for diagnostic purposes does not emit heat or cause cavitation. When used as a therapeutic or treatment procedure, such as with liposuction, more powerful transducers are used which do emit heat and can cause cavitation. ...Read more
Can transvaginal ultrasound cause Hiv or any other infections if the ultrasound procedure is done without using a condom?
Possible: It is possible even if risk is indeed very low because of the use of a disinfecting wipe and a condom. But risk exists since studies show that condom + wipes is not sufficient. That is why CDC, FDA,AIUM, etc. insist that you must do a [HLD] High-Level Disinfection (chemical soaking) of these probes between patients even if using a probe cover.AIUM does not not give accreditation without HLD. ...Read more
Can a transvaginal ultrasound cause cancer from the cavitation and heating it can cause? Is it dangerous to do one 4.5 weeks after giving birth?
No : There is no link whatsoever to ultrasound and pelvic organ prolapse. ...Read more
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?
Part of complete u/s: Routine female pelvic ultrasound has two portions to the exam. The exam starts with a full bladder and scanning with a fan shaped ultrasound (u/s) probe over the lower abdomen and pubic area. Then the pt is asked to empty her bladder and then a thin long u/s probe is inserted into the vagina for additional pictures. This portion is important and significantly improves parts of the evaluation. ...Read more
Ultrasound : 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 visualize pelvic organs/ structures. ...Read more
Yes: The earlier ultrasounds are more accurate than the later ones. 7 weeks is probably correct. ...Read more
It depends: Transvag us exam is an excellent tool to examine pelvic and lower abdonimal organs. Depends on the target of interest (ovary, appendix...) and the disease being investigated (mass, abscess...) it can at times be uncomfortable. Don't be afraid of the instrument. If you use tampon, you can handle the probe. ...Read more
Venous: It usually means that the veins in the pelvis are full or "backed up." this can result in pain, a condition called pelvic congestion syndrome which is treated in interventional radiology. ...Read more
Probably not: 22y female asks if endometriosis, EM, is detectable by "transvaginal ultrasound". Since EM is a theoretical clinical disease in search of a diagnostic benchmark, the answer is "probably no". Let's see what the experts have to say. Pathologists I have spoken to have not confirmed that tissue diagnosis is definitive. Be wary of invasive procedures which incite adhesions & "EM" & IBS-like symptoms. ...Read more
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
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