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Pic Of Transvaginal Probe
When looking at ultrasound pics:
transvaginal: right of pic is right of pt body
transabdominal: left of pic is right of pt body
correct or incorrect?
Tampon: Most are like a long tampon with a slightly enlarged tip. It is best to ask the doctor, the nurse, or the technician who will be doing the procedure if you want accurate information as medical instruments change all the time. ...Read more
I had a transvaginal ultrasound last Monday morning. The pain all through was excruciating, and the probe was covered in blood. I bled heavily.
Atrophic vaginitis: Hi Betty, You have probably been menopausal for some years. This means that the vagina has lost the effect of estrogen in large quantities like the 20's. The lining becomes thin and will bleed easily because of the trauma of instrumentation. Pain also is a side effect of no estrogen. If you give it time it will heal, estrogen preparations will help heal the vaginal lining faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transvaginal US ,1st patient of morning. when I went in the girl at desk & cover on probe. Chance of it was used cover? Freaking OUT about infection
Sterile procedures: I don't understand the business about someone at the desk and cover on the ultrasound probe. But it is extremely unlikely that your doctor or his office staff would re-use the same probe without sterile precautions. If you remain concerned, contact the office directly and ask. I'm sure there is a valid, non-risk explanation for whatever you thought you saw. ...Read more
What happens at a transvaginal ultrasound? Does it hurt? How big is the probe? Will it be different because I have vaginismus? I'm scared.
Don't Worry!: If you are able to engage in vaginal intercourse then a transvaginal ultrasound should not be a big deal. The probe is about a foot long and no more than an inch in diameter. The probe is covered in a condom and lubricated with gel. You may insert it if you ask. It is advanced to the cervix and moved to see the uterus and ovaries. Many women like the tv exam better since the bladder isn't full. ...Read more
I had a transvaginal UZT and the Dr didn't use any condom with the probe. Could I catch HPV virus from the previous patient? I am worried now.
Contact that office: If the office was following infection control standard precautions, it is highly unlikely the Doctor used a naked probe for the procedure. Prior to the examination, the vaginal probe is sheathed with a condom non reservoir type. The outside is wetted with ultrasound gel. The condom probe tips range in size. ...Read more
Sometimes neither: If you are looking in the coronal plane (like slicing a loaf vertically side to side) left would be on the right side of the screen and right on the left side. In the sagittal plane, front (anterior) is on the right and back (posterior) is on the left. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Fibroids are common and benign growths in the uterus. They can cause troubling symptoms such as bleeding, pressure on the bladder, or a big growth in the pelvis, but they can be treated effectively by medicine, uterine artery embolization, or surgery. Fibroids are not fatal. It is extremely rare that what looks like a fibroid is actually a cancer called a leiomyosarcoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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