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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

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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Please tell me how transvaginal ultrasound feel like during periods?

Please tell me how transvaginal ultrasound feel like during periods?

No Different: Transvaginal Ultrasound done during menses is more accurate and does not hurt at all. It is a little bit messy but most of us are used to it. Most patients are given the choice to insert the probe themselves. So, just relax ...Read more

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During a transvaginal ultrasound how can you tell which side is your left and which is the right when looking at the screen and vice versa for reg one?

During a transvaginal ultrasound how can you tell which side is your left and which is the right when looking at the screen and vice versa for reg one?

Left is right: All radiology cross sectional exams are viewed if you are looking at someone laying down from the foot of the bed. So the left side of the screen is the right side of the patients body (same as if you were looking at someone facing you). The ultrasonographer should label the sides with a right or left annotation. ...Read more

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Gynecology question: What are the benefits of having transvaginal ultrasound during heavy period, as compared to without period?

Gynecology question: What are the benefits of having transvaginal ultrasound during heavy period, as compared to without period?

Questionable/unclear: The discomfort and inconvenience to you as well as the possibility of "confusing artifacts" for the sonographer, created by the presence of blood and menstrual material in your cervix and endometrium would seem to outweigh any potential benefit of "having a transvaginal ultrasound during heavy period". Asking your doctor directly for a rationale should help answer your concern. ...Read more

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What could cause a "fullness" in the right ovary region.. Was told this during pap.. Will have a transvaginal ultrasound later this month.?

What could cause a "fullness" in the right ovary region.. Was told this during pap.. Will have a transvaginal ultrasound later this month.?

Usually cyclic cyst: The most common reason for fullness in the right adnexae for someone your age would be a cyclic cyst that is part of your menstrual cycle. These cyst usually rupture when the ovary releases an egg in mid cycle. Other things to consider are infection, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy, and tumor. If you are otherwise free of symptoms if might well disappear by the time you get the sono. ...Read more

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I had sex last thursday during my fertile period , can I check a week after through transvaginal ultrasound that i conceived?

I had sex last thursday during my fertile period , can I check a week after through transvaginal ultrasound that i conceived?

No: It is too early to see anything on the ultrasound that would detect pregnancy. We cannot see the pregnancy until about 5 weeks or 3 weeks after conception. ...Read more

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During the 3rd day of my period doctor did transvaginal ultrasound and said I have a thick lining.What does it mean?

During the 3rd day of my period doctor did transvaginal ultrasound and said I have a thick lining.What does it mean?

Thick endometrium: Lining of the uterus is the same as endometrium. He might consider endometrial pathologies like fibroids or uterine polyps causing a thick endometrium. ...Read more

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If tight and uncomfortable during Pap test because haven't had sex. Would you suggest transvaginal ultrasound to check fibroid or something else?

If tight and uncomfortable during Pap test because haven't had sex. Would you suggest transvaginal ultrasound to check fibroid or something else?

Need more info: If you have never had sex, there would be no need for PAP. If you have had sex then your experience at a future opportunity is likely to be similar to your earlier experience. The "tightness" is more likely an emotional response as fibroids are not usually associated with "tightness" ...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?

2 weeks after: The estimated age of the pregnancy that you are given during an ultrasound is an estimate of how long it has been since the first day of your last menstrual period. Ovulation and conception occurs, on average, 2 weeks after that, but varies from one woman to another. Also, the estimate of 7 weeks 1 day they gave you is only accurate to within about 1 week ...Read more

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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

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