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My gyn scheduled me to do a pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound due to my extremely heavy periods. How long will the test take?

My gyn scheduled me to do a pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound due to my extremely heavy periods. How long will the test take?

15 - 30 minutes: It's probably about 15-30 minutes, depending on whether it's transabdominal scanning or both transabdominal and transvaginal scanning and also on what the technologist sees during the exam. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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How can a doctor tell you how long its been since you miscarried from a transvaginal ultrasound and can they be wrong if your not that far along

How can a doctor tell you how long its been since you miscarried from a transvaginal ultrasound and can they be wrong if your not that far along

An: An ultrasound can detect if you are pregnant, if the fetus has a heartbeat (around 7 weeks) or if it does not have a heartbeat when it should (not a viable fetus), and if your cervix is open and a miscarriage is occuring. If you had a miscarriage and all the products of conception (fetal tissue) has passed there is no way to tell "how long it's been" since the loss occurred.
Lastly, an ultrasound may not provide all the clues if read incorrectly, therefore serial blood tests to check the level of pregnancy hormone in your body will tell you exactly where you stand (pregnant or not).
I am so sorry you are going through all of this. I wish you the very best. ...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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I've had brown spotting for 6 days after my transvaginal ultrasound after seeing the baby and a heartbeat. Is this too long with have spotting?

I've had brown spotting for 6 days after my transvaginal ultrasound after seeing the baby and a heartbeat. Is this too long with have spotting?

Depends: Spotting may be normal early in pregnancy. You should call your OB's office and let them know. They may decide to schedule an appointment if it persists. ...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?

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

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Is it possible that a transvaginal ultrasound to be 2 weeks inaccurate?

Is it possible that a transvaginal ultrasound to be 2 weeks inaccurate?

Yes: The higher sensitivity of transvaginal ultrasound can allow better determination of more true dating parameters, and thus could be ~2 weeks inaccurate. ...Read more

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Transvaginal ultrasound :what is a detailed description of the procedure please?

See below: A transvaginal transducer is, as the name implies, designed to be inserted vaginally allowing much closer access to the uterus and ovaries. The patient is positioned similarly to a pelvic exam (though usually no stirrups). The sonographer gently positions the probe and takes pictures of the uterus and ovaries. Occasionally there may be minimal discomfort, but usually only takes a few minutes. ...Read more

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Will a regular ultrasound show something that a transvaginal ultrasound doesn't?

Yes: Regular ultrasound has a bigger "field of view" so may better see ovaries that are positioned higher or things that are near, but outside of uterus and ovaries. Transvag us usually obtains a more detailed view of uterus and ovaries, which is why both are usually performed together. ...Read more

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Transvaginal ultrasound : can you give me a detailed description of the procedure?

Transvaginal US: You will be lying on your back on the ultrasound table, probably knees up. The cylindrical probe will be covered with a "condom" and then ultrasound gel, which also serves as lubricant. The tech will gently insert the probe into the vagina. Images will be generated by the probe. The tech will gently move/tilt the probe to visualize the necessary areas. ...Read more

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What is considered a normal wait time for results after a transvaginal ultrasound?

Most: Studies reported by a radiologist are dictated within 24 hours. There is variability in how long it takes the report to get to the clinician depending on whether the report is called, emailed, faxed, or sent regular mail. There is variability in how clinicians notify patients of results. ...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