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Doctor insights on: How Far Off Can A Transvaginal Ultrasound Be

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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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Can a transvaginal ultrasound show implantation?

Can a transvaginal ultrasound show implantation?

Yes: Used by fertility specialists althoughwhen thefetusreaches a reasonable size transabdominal ultrasound is usually the standard. ...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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Exactly how many days off can a transvaginal ultrasound at 6 weeks 3 days be? I keep reading everything from two days to a full week so I'm very confused.

Exactly how many days off can a transvaginal ultrasound at 6 weeks 3 days be? I keep reading everything from two days to a full week so I'm very confused.

Depends: The error depends on which measurements are being used to date the pregnancy. If the gestational sac (the earliest sign of pregnancy on ultrasound) is all that is visible, the error can be up to a week. On the other hand, if the actual fetus can be measured (crown-rump length), the error is substantially less (approximately 3 days in the 7 week range). The error increases later in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a transvaginal ultrasound cause a miscarriage?

Can a transvaginal ultrasound cause a miscarriage?

Almost impossible.: Compared to intercourse, which is not known to cause miscarriage, a vaginal ultrasound causes much less "agitation" of the uterus. Although sometimes uncomfortable, it would almost certainly not be associated with risk of miscarriage. ...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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Can a transvaginal ultrasound detect cervical cancer?

Can a transvaginal ultrasound detect cervical cancer?

Speculum and: Direct visual appraisalpap smear and cytology are the usually means diagnosto detect cervix cancer. Trans vaginal ultrasound appraises intrauterine an and paria:metrial uterine content...Staging not diagnosis. ...Read more

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If done improperly, can a Transvaginal Ultrasound cause a perforation which could result in free-air in the abdomen?

If done improperly, can a Transvaginal Ultrasound cause a perforation which could result in free-air in the abdomen?

In theory only: Have never seen or heard of it in over 30 years. Perhaps if ultrasound was done shortly after a hysterectomy and opened the cuff. Would think it would require considerable force. ...Read more

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How long can a transvaginal ultrasound wand be in a vagina before it causes cavitation or heating?

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

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Can a transvaginal ultrasound and/or pelvic ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes around the ovary?

Can a transvaginal ultrasound and/or pelvic ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes around the ovary?

Yes,: But not reliably. Regional bowel gas can obscure pelvic lymph nodes. Also the position of the ovaries is variable, and they may not be situated next to internal iliac nodal chains. So not seeing enlarged lymph nodes on a pelvic sonogram is not sufficient to exclude them. CT or MRI is much better. ...Read more

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Can a transvaginal ultrasound miss an early preganancy or urine test? I went to the ER and doctor say everything look good no preggo.

Can a transvaginal ultrasound miss an early preganancy or urine test? I went to the ER and doctor say everything look good no preggo.

Ultrasound: The ultrasound can only show If something big enough for it to image a fresh pregnancy is probably too small so pregnancy test in the near future if you had a missed period would be the best test two give you an answer then you can follow up with your ultrasound ...Read more

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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?

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?

5 weeks ago.: Conception occurs two weeks after the first day of you last menstrual period presuming a regular cycle and usual facts. So if you are 7 weeks after your LMP you likely conceived about 5 weeks ago. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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What's a transvaginal ultrasound?

What's a transvaginal ultrasound?

In the vagina: The transducer is introduced into the vagina to allow it to be next to the pelic contents. ...Read more

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What is a transvaginal ultrasound?

What is a transvaginal ultrasound?

Sono in vagina: It is an ultrasound done by placing the probe into the vagina to allow a more accurate view of the pelvic anatomy. ...Read more

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What's a transvaginal ultrasound for?

Evaluate pelvic mass: Usually to evaluate a pelvic mass or ovarian growth. Sometimes for acute abdominal pain when a ruptured ovarian cyst is part of the differential diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can transvaginal ultrasound cause tear?

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

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What happens during a transvaginal ultrasound?

What happens during a transvaginal ultrasound?

Thin u/s inserted: 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

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Anyone know what is a transvaginal ultrasound?

Different probe: Pelvic ultrasound can be performed over the lower abdomen. However, there is also a vaginal "probe" which can be inserted into the outer vagina (about an inch). It is smaller than the regular ultrasound transducer/scanner. This allows for much better imaging of the female pelvis (uterus/ovaries). It is very commonly done; it should not be painful. ...Read more

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When does someone need a transvaginal ultrasound?

When does someone need a transvaginal ultrasound?

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

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Can a 6 week transvaginal ultrasound be off by a week?

Can a 6 week transvaginal ultrasound be off by a week?

Ultrasound dating: First trimester ultrasound is accurate within 5-7 days. There is no test that can date conception more accurately than a 1 week window. ...Read more

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What does a transvaginal ultrasound scan usually show?

What does a transvaginal ultrasound scan usually show?

Normally: One would see the uterus, ovaries, and whether or not there is excessive fluid in the pelvis. Normal fallopian tubes are not visible. ...Read more

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Why do I need a transvaginal ultrasound. Is this necessary?

Why do I need a transvaginal ultrasound. Is this necessary?

Ultrasound: There is not enough information to answer your question. Are you having any symptoms? Are you at risk for ovarian or other pelvic problems? Best course is to ask your doctor why they are ordering the test, maybe it is just a "screening" type of exam. ...Read more

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Can transvaginal ultrasound be performed on a virgin woman?

Maybe: If the woman in question is able to insert a tampon then a low profile tv probe should be able to be inserted with gentle pressure and a lot of lubricant. I have encountered virgin women in whom I was unable to insert a probe. In such cases a trans-perineal scan is done with the probe placed on the external region of the external genitalia. A trans rectal approach is another possibility. ...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 it possible for a transvaginal ultrasound to hurt on a virgin?

Is it possible for a transvaginal ultrasound to hurt on a virgin?

Yes.: In a virgin, the entrance of the probe is slightly painful. After entry, it does not hurt. Most of the pain comes out of the spasm of the muscles because of fear. The more you relax the less painful it is to do the ultrasound in a virgin. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transvaginal ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: transvaginal ultrasound?

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

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Can somebody tell me how much does a transvaginal ultrasound hurt?

Can somebody tell me how much does a transvaginal ultrasound hurt?

None at all!: Transvaginal Ultrasound is painless specially for women who use tampons for sanitary protection. It is not comfortable for a few minutes in girls who have never been sexually active. But, in general, it is a pleasant, quick and productive test. ...Read more

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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

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