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Is there any pain during a transvaginal scan?

Is there any pain during a transvaginal scan?

Maybe discomfort: Depending on what the doctor is looking for, there isn't usually pain. Usually women have some discomfort or pressure, similar to a pelvic exam. ...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


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I had transvaginal scan this wednsday, i had a pain when she entered deep on the left side utérus & still have the pain now, is it normal?

I had transvaginal scan this wednsday, i had a pain when she entered deep on the left side utérus & still have the pain now, is it normal?

Vaginal Pain: Yes, it is common after any invasive instrumentation, even an ultrasound probe, that sensitive ligaments may be stretched and tissues slightly injured. This should clear up in a few days, but if you experience bleeding, fever, or worsening of the pain, get in touch with your gynecologist immediately and have him re evaluate you. ...Read more

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Can a transvaginal scan cause bleeding?

Can a transvaginal scan cause bleeding?

Yes: Rarely. In patients who have not yet engaged in sexual intercourse, it is common and therefore not typically performed. In patients who have engaged in intercourse previously, it can rarely occur. However, i would estimate it at <3% and there are many more common causes than transvaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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Can transvaginal scan cause the hymen to tear?

Yes: I imagine that if the operator was forceful enough then there could be disruption of the hymen. If your hymen is intact but you are able to use tampons then the probe can probably be introduced with plenty of lubricant and gentle, steady pressure. You could ask to insert it yourself. If an intact hymen is important to you may consider declining a tv exam. ...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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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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Can i work out the conception date from transvaginal scan?

Yes, roughly: You can narrow conception dates to within about 1 week if you have a accurate 1st trimestertaransvaginal us. You cannot - repeat cannot - reliably tell conception dates that are just a couple of days apart. ...Read more