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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
The sonogram is a test that looks at body organs with no radiation. It uses sound waves and can give us a 2 dimensional view of organs such as the kidney, liver, heart, and lungs. It can define spaces that are either solid or full of fluid. I can also guide large needles into an organ or near the spine, and can help define the area being cut open. Its a ...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?
Post menopausal blee: The Number one concern for a woman with postmenopausal bleeding is uterine cancer. While transvaginal US can exclude endomentrial cancer a lind biopsy is warrented if the stripe is greater than 4mm, the endometrium is not visualized or appears thick. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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