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What types of things are they looking for on an intravaginal ultrasound?

What types of things are they looking for on an intravaginal ultrasound?

Details: The transvaginal ultrasound exam can offer a more detailed assessment of the ovaries, ovarian cysts, the endometrium, endometrial polyps, and fibroids to name a few. ...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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The dr wants to do an intravaginal ultrasound on me, but im a little scared.?

The dr wants to do an intravaginal ultrasound on me, but im a little scared.?

A transvaginal: Ultrasound is a very common exam that will allow the radiologist to take a closer look at the uterus, ovaries, and surrounding pelvis. No need to be scared. ...Read more

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How is an intravaginal ultrasound disinfected? Or sterilized?

How is an intravaginal ultrasound disinfected? Or sterilized?

Cidex & condom: Typically, the transvaginal probe is rinsed off after an exam and placed in a cidex glutaraldehyde solution for disinfection. The probe is covered with a latex condom prior to each exam. ...Read more

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I have recently changed my gynacologist n she uses the intravaginal ultrasound for every checkup...Is that ok coz im not comfortable with it...And how can I b sure it is well disinfected?

I have recently changed my gynacologist n she uses the intravaginal ultrasound for every checkup...Is that ok coz im not comfortable with it...And how can I b sure it is well disinfected?

Why the ultrasound?: Is there a particular reason that your gyn is doing an ultrasound exam? Is he following a cyst or other abnormality? There is no reason to do routine pelvic ultrasounds on a patient who is asymptomatic. The vaginal ultrasound probe is always disinfected after every patient. If you are unsure, ask the physician or nurse to show you the area where they sterilize the probe. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst be misinterpreted on the intravaginal ultrasound? I was told it's just a cyst... Not whether it's a functional, complex, etc.

Can an ovarian cyst be misinterpreted on the intravaginal ultrasound? I was told it's just a cyst... Not whether it's a functional, complex, etc.

Please call them: Back and ask them what the cyst looked like, u can usually get a good idea from the us and it also depends on the size of the cyst which they can tell u that also. ...Read more

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No fetal heartbeat found on the first intravaginal ultrasound at 6 weeks and 1day. Should I be concerned? I have another appt scheduled in 10 days.

No fetal heartbeat found on the first intravaginal ultrasound at 6 weeks and 1day. Should I be concerned? I have another appt scheduled in 10 days.

Yes.: Your question puzzles me somewhat. The lack of a heartbeat on a 6 week U/S is an ominous sign of a failed pregnancy. If that's the case, you're likely to miscarry & have bleeding and cramping. If the pain and/or bleeding is severe, you need immediate medical care. Regardless, keep that follow up appointment so your doctor can reassess your situation. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have had irregular bleeding now for five months heavy intravaginal ultrasound blood in cul da sac. Pain on rgt side and pelvic pain going down leg?

I have had irregular bleeding now for five months heavy intravaginal ultrasound blood in cul da sac. Pain on rgt side and pelvic pain going down leg?

Possibilities: Could be fibroids, (which would show up on the transvaginal sono) they wouldn't cause the blood in the cul de sac, but could cause pain, and heavy bleeding. Could be adenomyosis or endometriosis, which would not show up on the sonogram. Both can cause pain and bleeding. Endometrial polyps could cause the bleeding. The. ...Read more

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How much is a vaginal ultrasound?

How much is a vaginal ultrasound?

Depends: Some docs can do it in their office for a lower negotiated fee if you have no insurance to hundreds of dollars if you go to a radiologist at their ultrasound facility. ...Read more

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What is a vaginal ultrasound like?

What is a vaginal ultrasound like?

Vaginal ultrasound: The probe utilized in a vaginal ultrasound is placed into your vagina. It is approximately the diameter of a quarter. It provides a closer look at an early pregnancy as well as evaluation of pelvic organs. ...Read more

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What does vaginal ultrasound look for?

What does vaginal ultrasound look for?

Depends: It depends on why you got it/what your symptoms are. The most common areas to be evaluated in a non-pregnant female are 1) the uterus for fibroids, 2) the endometrium for various conditions that usually result in pain or bleeding, or 3) the adnexa where the ovaries are (looking for cysts or cystic cancer). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal ultrasound be off 5 weeks?

Can a vaginal ultrasound be off 5 weeks?

Probably not: Any type of ultrasound at any point in pregnancy has a range of error much less than 5 weeks. At worst a scan in the late third trimester is the least accurate but still within a range of error of 23 days or less. Trans-vaginal pregnancy dating is usually done before 14 weeks and is within 4 to 14 days depending on how far along the pregnancy is. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a vaginal ultrasound?

What can I expect from a vaginal ultrasound?

Like long pap test: Pelvic ultrasound typically begins with an ultrasound of the abdomen and then a vaginal probe is inserted (about the size of speculum used for pelvic/pap exam). The probe is moved by technician for better views of the ovaries. Usually only a few minutes is necessary with the vaginal probe in the vagina. ...Read more

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What can I expect during a vaginal ultrasound?

What can I expect during a vaginal ultrasound?

Vaginal ultrasound: The probe will be inserted into your vagina. Through the crystal at the top of the probe sound waves will be sent and returned, and processed in the machine. The picture that you may see on the screen will be white and black and various shades of grey. The uterus will be white mostly and the bladder will be black. They will look at your tubes and ovaries as well as the uterus. ...Read more

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What does my 5 week vaginal ultrasound look like?

Not much: It's very early. Usually at 5 weeks all we see is endometrial thickening and maybe a sac, but not always. ...Read more

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Vaginal ultrasound causing tearing, what should I do?

Get evaluated by GYN: If you have sustained a vaginal tear you need to be evaluated by your gyn to determine if any treatment is required. ...Read more

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Does a vaginal ultrasound show everything you need to see?

Yes: If your are looking for an ovary, & uterus. If looking for gallbladder then you won't find it. ...Read more

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Vaginal ultrasound. What are the chances of getting damage to babay?

Vaginal ultrasound. What are the chances of getting damage to babay?

Zero: The ultrasound probe in placed in the vagina and the fetus is in the uterus. There is no chance it can damage the pregnancy. Some women may have spotting after but that is usually related to cervical irritation and does not affect the pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if ultrasound says Vaginal cuff is relatively collapsed?

What does it mean if ultrasound says Vaginal cuff is relatively collapsed?

Nothing to worry.: The vaginal cuff is what remains after hysterectomy. It is normal for it to be "collapsed". As long as no other findings were described in the radiology report, and your doctor has not discussed any concerning findings, then you can rest assured that everything is normal. ...Read more

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Can an vaginal ultrasound be off putting me 4 weeks earlier than I think I may be?

Assume pregnant: Us dating between 8-13 weeks is the most accurate. It is quite possible the dating by last menses may be incorrect as well, especially if menses are variable.

If the us was earlier, consider another at 8-13 weeks to confirm interval growth and dating.

Discuss these concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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I am expecting my first baby and I am having a vaginal ultrasound will they show me the baby? Also will it hurt

I am expecting my first baby and I am having a vaginal ultrasound will they show me the baby? Also will it hurt

It will not hurt: The ultrasound really does not show anything interesting until 8-9 weeks and is quite interesting by 12 weeks.
the arms, legs, face, heart and possibly genitals can be seen on a good ultrasound machine by 12 weeks usually.
dating the pregnancy can be done earlier but it is a lot more fun for the parents around 12 weeks or later. ...Read more

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Having my first vaginal ultrasound for my first child wht will they do during the ultrasound will they show me my baby?

Having my first vaginal ultrasound for my first child wht will they do during the ultrasound will they show me my baby?

Ultrasound: You should be able to see the baby. The ultrasound screen is usually right next to the bed. However, a vaginal ultrasound is used to look at early pregnancies and if less than 6 weeks you may only see early pregnancy signs. ...Read more

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How many weeks off can a vaginal ultrasound be? Is it done by approximate weeks or is it a for sure measurement of weeks?

How many weeks off can a vaginal ultrasound be? Is it done by approximate weeks or is it a for sure measurement of weeks?

Life is not exact: Let's say you get an ultrasound, around 8-11 weeks of pregnancy. You are given a number, but that number is an estimate (no test can give you the exact day a natural pregnancy started). The exact day is somewhere from 5-7 days before "the ultrasound estimated day" to 5-7 days after it. (Let's say I have coins in my pocket, and am asked "How much? " I'll guess 2 dollars, but I may have $1.50-$2.50.) ...Read more

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I am having my first vaginal ultrasound for my first baby! What can I expect what wil they do and what can I expect for pain?

I am having my first vaginal ultrasound for my first baby! What can I expect what wil they do and what can I expect for pain?

Should not hurt: Transvaginal ultrasounds should not hurt. Perhaps a little uncomfortable but not hurt. You might get to see what is happening inside you. You should be able to see the baby. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have a trans vaginal ultrasound?

Not usually: If vaginal intercourse is not painful then neither should a trans-vaginal sono. If there is an infection of your tubes or a large ovarian cyst then application of pressure with the probe over the areas of concern may cause some degree of discomfort (what we doctors call pain). ...Read more

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What does blood mean after a vaginal ultrasound?

What does blood mean after a vaginal ultrasound?

Cervical bleeding: Usually if bleeding occurs after a vaginal ultrasound, the most common reason is the cervix was irritated during the ultrasound. This will usually resolve on its own. If the bleeding is heavy or persistent, you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Can trans-vaginal ultrasounds pick your LMP date?

Can trans-vaginal ultrasounds pick your LMP date?

No: If you are pregnant and you don't know when was you LMP and ultrasound can help determine gestational age but it does not tell you when was you lmp. ...Read more

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What does a normal trans vaginal ultrasound look like?

Normal: Looking uterus, normal looking ovaries, no excessive fluid in the pelvis. ...Read more

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When will a heartbeat be detected in a vaginal ultrasound?

Around 6weeks: Usually at around 6weeks, trans vaginal ultrasound will be able to detect heart beat and some other parts of the fetus such as the yolk sac and fetal pole, which is the bean shape of the fetus ...Read more

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Can a Vaginal Ultrasound unseen the sac in preg 8-9 weeks? Thanks

Can a Vaginal Ultrasound unseen the sac in preg 8-9 weeks? Thanks

In a normal: pregnancy, if the dates are accurate, the sac and fetus should definitely be visualized at 9 weeks. ...Read more

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Freaking out about trans vaginal ultrasound, can you tell me about this?

Freaking out about trans vaginal ultrasound, can you tell me about this?

Try not to freak out: Tvu is a well lubricated probe, much smaller, smoother ; easier to insert than a gynecologic speculum. It will slide in very easily ; provide optimal ultrasound visualization of your pelvic organs. Please try ; relax, it isn't nearly as bad as you might think. ...Read more

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Can you see anything outside of the reproductive system with a vaginal ultrasound?

Can you see anything outside of the reproductive system with a vaginal ultrasound?

Yes: Ultrasound is operator dependent meaning the views may differ based on who is performing the test. With that being said, it may be possible to see organs other than the reproductive system when using an ultrasound. Organs such as the bladder, liver, intestines and liver can possible be visualized. ...Read more

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I had a vaginal probe ultrasound last week. I'm quite nervous as to what they were looking for?

I had a vaginal probe ultrasound last week. I'm quite nervous as to what they were looking for?

Dpends on the reason: A vaginal probe ultrasound is used to provide a better view of the cervix (ifyou are pregnant), uterus and ovaries. Many times these structures cannot be adequately evaluated using a transabdominal ultrasound. What they were looking for depends on the reason (s) your clinician ordered the ultrasound. It could be ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, lining thickness, or cervical length among others. ...Read more

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Having a due date january 15th vaginal ultrasound, there is no way I conveieved in march? Correct

Not that simple: It depends on your cycle, relation to the ovulation, fertilisation etc. Pmd will clarify. ...Read more