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Should You Refrain From Sex Before A Pelvic Transvaginal Ultrasound
No: A transvaginal ultrasound is done by inserting an ultrasound probe into the vagina to better evaluate the pelvic organs. Lubrication is applied to the top of the probe to ease insertion. An ultrasound should not be painful. Some women describe a "pressure" sensation but pain should not be experienced. ...Read more
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
Nearly same...: There are two ways to image the pelvic organs. One is by transabdominal route (transducer in placed on the skin of lower abdomen with a distended urinary bladder); and the other is transvaginal ultrasound where the transducer is placed inside the vagina to assess pelvic organs. Transvaginal ultrasound means just that; whereas, pelvic ultrasound includes both transabdominal and transvaginal US. ...Read more
Hi I am 27 and had a pelvic & a transvaginal ultrasound it was extremely painful and the tech said I have free fluid in my pelvic what does this mean?
Few things: Sometimes the exam can be painful just because it is an uncomfortable procedure other times because there is an abnormality they are pressing on. The free fluid depends on how much. A tiny amount is normal in females. ...Read more
Normal variation: The position of the ovaries varies quite a bit from women to women within the pelvis. Secondly, gas within adjacent bowel loops will distort ultrasound images and 'hide' anything behind that loop. Thus looking from a different angle ie transvaginally, we can find the ovaries that we can see on the transabdominal portion of a scan. ...Read more
Please clarify: Heterogeneity of echotexture of what?Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you trust an ultrasound techs opinion when they tell you they do not see anything major on a transvaginal ultrasound? Severe pelvic pain
Physician: I would seek the interpretation of a qualified physician. ...Read more
I'm getting a pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound this monday. Not sure how they going to do it when I have a latex allergy.
If I have a transvaginal ultrasound done and they still say nothing is wrong, should I push for a pelvic laprascopy? Have all the symptoms of endometriosis and have had tests done and dr's tell me see nothing wrong. Have very heavy and painful menstruatio
Hmmm, this can be: A tough one. Painful, heavy menses can be remedied with a trial of birth control pills or other forms of hormonal suppression depending on your medical history, etc. Might be best to try this before pursuing laparoscopy. Okay to ask your doctor about their opinion on surgery. Answer will depend on your particular situation. Don't be afraid to bring it up and one can also seek a second opinion. ...Read more
Limited: Ultrasound, tumor marker evaluation, history, and physical exam have not been shown to be effective in adequately screening for this disease (even when used all together). This is a disease we don't really have a handle on right now. This doesn't mean patients who have pelvic pain or risk factors shouldn't be evaluated, but the tools available have not been shown to increase life expectancy. ...Read more
Dull on/off pain in right lower pelvis. IUD inserted 1 mo ago. Pelvis/transvaginal ultrasound came back normal. Should any other tests be done?
My doc had me get a transvaginal ultrasound for pelvic pain, the tech asked me when the 1st day of my last period was, why did she ask?
1) to know if you could be pregnant
2) to know if you might still be bleeding
3) to be able to assess the thickness of your endometrium. ...Read more
I have just had a Transvaginal ultrasound everything was normal except for prominent arcuate veins and bilateral pelvic congestion should I worry.?
If you have pain: Prominent veins and pelvic congestion (usually dilated veins) are sometimes seen on ultrasound and oftentimes have no correlation. There are some patients with pelvic pain and that/those is/are the only findings and if so might worth further investigation ...Read more
Ultrasound: A combination of ultrasound (either transabdominal or transvaginal), B-hcg levels, and clinical information are used to diagnose a miscarriage. CT is not used because of its ionizing radiation. ...Read more
Can a transvaginal ultrasound and/or pelvic ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes around the ovary?
Yes,: But not reliably. Regional bowel gas can obscure pelvic lymph nodes. Also the position of the ovaries is variable, and they may not be situated next to internal iliac nodal chains. So not seeing enlarged lymph nodes on a pelvic sonogram is not sufficient to exclude them. CT or MRI is much better. ...Read more
One of results on CT said, "cyst right adnexa recommended correlation w/ f/u pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound". So what's "cyst right adnexa"mean?
Usually ovarian cyst: This is a very common finding in patients your age. The u/s will be better able to characterize the cyst. ...Read more
Got a pelvic & transvaginal ultrasound recently, & now have pain in pelvis, & pain when I contract muscles to stop urination. It's also uncomfortable to sit straight up or bend forwards. Thoughts?
My gyn scheduled me to do a pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound due to my extremely heavy periods. How long will the test take?
15 - 30 minutes: It's probably about 15-30 minutes, depending on whether it's transabdominal scanning or both transabdominal and transvaginal scanning and also on what the technologist sees during the exam. ...Read more
What does "heterogeneity of echotexture" mean in relation to endometrium (or uterus?) from a pelvic/transvaginal ultrasound?
Description.: Heterogeneity describes the muscular part of the uterus in this case. It means that the expected appearance (all of it looks the same or homogeneous) is replaced by an appearance wherein the muscular part of the uterus has a varied (heterogenous) appearance. Typical causes are multiple small fibroids and adenomyosis (ingrowth of endometrial glandular tissue into the muscle). ...Read more
34 years old. Period flow has become lighter some unusual pelvic pain, urine, blood and transvaginal ultrasound normal. Can I still concieve.
Hard to answer: There is an evaluation I call the basic infertility evaluation that usually can determine your fertility potential. It is all based on timing during the menstrual cycle but can be accomplished in one or two cycles. If concerned, see a doctor who diagnoses and treats fertility issues and is thorough. ...Read more
Can u still have endometriosis or ovarian cancer w/ a clear transvaginal ultrasound? My doc says my ovaries are normal and my tiny cyst is gone. I have tons of pelvic pain & my mom has the brca2 gene.
Yes and No:
Yes: you could definitely have endometriosis with a clear ultrasound, but would not likely have an endometrioma of the ovary
no: it would be pretty unlikely to have ovarian cancer with a clear ultrasound and even if you did have extremely early undetectable cancer, it would not cause pain. ...Read more
Had transvaginal ultrasound to see if I need morning after pill sex the day after sex. No fluid in the sac, everything normal. Isit accurate?
How accurate is a 6 w 3 day transvaginal ultrasound? I don't know who the father is. I had sex july 28 with 1 and august 1st with the other.
Not: You can not base paternity onthe ultrasound dating of your fetus' age. ...Read more
Hi due 08/30/2013 edd due to early transvaginal ultrasound had sex once november 28th then my current bf dec 2nd to present who is the dad of our boy?
I had sex last thursday during my fertile period, can I check a week after through transvaginal ultrasound that I conceived?
Transvaginal ultrasound a day after sex-used withdrawal and everything found normal. Said my period coming soon thru scan? Is that possible to say?
Ultrasound: An ultrasound can detect changes in the ovaries which predict that a period is on the way. ...Read more
Had sex on Nov 9 went to the ER Nov 30 exactly 3 weeks after sex my transvaginal ultrasound along with bloodwork came back I was 5 weeks is that possi?
That would be right: A woman is officially 5 weeks pregnant when she is 3 weeks past conception (about 3 weeks plus a day or two after having sex). That is because doctors count the official start of pregnancy as the first day of the menstrual period prior to the conception (and that first day is estimated to be 2 weeks prior to the conception). ...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
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