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Why do I need to drink a lot of water in preparation for a transvaginal ultrasound?

Why do I need to drink a lot of water in preparation for a transvaginal ultrasound?

To fill the bladder: Filling the bladder moves the pelvic organs so that they are easier to see with the ultrasound and to distinguish them from other normal pelvic structures. ...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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Is it normal to bleed after a transvaginal sonogram?

Is it normal to bleed after a transvaginal sonogram?

No: It is not normal to get vaginal bleeding after a transvaginal usg unless they did some intervention like a usg guided biopsy. U might be having irregular vaginal bleeding or you might want to check your pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My transvaginal sonogram printout shows my baby on the left side. Is it actually on the left or the printout is a mirror image?

well generally rever: Radiology convention is to diaply the image as if the patient is facing you.; as to left and right... Your baby moves around a lot so it is a moot point. But in general things on the left of the image are on the patients right. ...Read more

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Is a pap test necessary if I am already getting a transvaginal sonogram?

Is a pap test necessary if I am already getting a transvaginal sonogram?

Yes: A pelvic sonogram is a procedure for visualizing the internal organs. It does not provide any type of screening for cervical cancer. That is the purpose of the pap test. They are two different tests for two different purposes. ...Read more

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Wondering why a transvaginal sonogram hurt? I have had them in the past never hurt.

Wondering why a transvaginal sonogram hurt? I have had them in the past never hurt.

I wouldn't say pain: Most patients do well (as you did) and usually describe it as a pressure. ...Read more

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Do you find out if your tubes are blocked in a transvaginal sonogram?

Usually no.: However, on occasion one will see a fluid distended fallopian tube called hydrosalpinx and those tubes are usually blocked. The hysterosalpingogram exam is usually used to tell if tubes are blocked. ...Read more

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Transvaginal sonogram safe if placenta previa?

Yes.: A transvaginal sonogram is typically the best way to diagnose placenta previa. The exam should be gentle and fairly fast. There may be some spotting after the exam. But, it is considered safe. ...Read more

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