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How To Read A Transvaginal Ultrasound
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Had transvaginal ultrasound for prolong period. They said everything is normal. But the results read ovaries not seen. Could cyst still be ruled out?
US pelvis: If the ovaries are not visualized by ultrasound, it means that neither the ovaries nor any ovarian cysts on the ovaries were visualized. ...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?
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
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
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