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I was told that it is normal for a transvaginal ultrasound to cause light spotting, even two or three days after the procedure. Why does this happen?

I was told that it is normal for a transvaginal ultrasound to cause light spotting, even two or three days after the procedure. Why does this happen?

Think of dental work: Vaginal mucosal tissue is similar to that within your mouth -- so, think of what might happen after a dentist works. Occasionally there is some blood that you spit out. Probably there won't be any spotting, but there is the chance with a probe's manipulating against this soft tissue of a minor bleed. ...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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I've had brown spotting for 6 days after my transvaginal ultrasound after seeing the baby and a heartbeat . Is this too long with have spotting?

I've had brown spotting for 6 days after my transvaginal ultrasound after seeing the baby and a heartbeat . Is this too long with have spotting?

Depends: Spotting may be normal early in pregnancy. You should call your OB's office and let them know. They may decide to schedule an appointment if it persists. ...Read more

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What is considered a normal wait time for results after a transvaginal ultrasound?

Most: Studies reported by a radiologist are dictated within 24 hours. There is variability in how long it takes the report to get to the clinician depending on whether the report is called, emailed, faxed, or sent regular mail. There is variability in how clinicians notify patients of results. ...Read more

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Feeling intense pain/cramping after a transvaginal ultrasound. reason for the ultrasound was missed period and heavy dischage after leep. Ideas?

Feeling intense pain/cramping after a transvaginal ultrasound. reason for the ultrasound was missed period and heavy dischage after leep. Ideas?

Leep: The discharge and discomfort is most likely due to the LEEP and disruption of the surgical bed and healing process due to the baginal ultrasound. The vaginal ultrasound might have disrupted the healing surgical site. Let you provider know of your symptoms and possible evaluation. ...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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When does someone need a transvaginal ultrasound?

When does someone need a transvaginal ultrasound?

Part of complete u/s: 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 is the definition or description of: transvaginal ultrasound?

What is the definition or description of: transvaginal ultrasound?

Ultrasound : 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 visualize pelvic organs/ structures. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a transvaginal ultrasound to be 2 weeks inaccurate?

Is it possible that a transvaginal ultrasound to be 2 weeks inaccurate?

Yes: The higher sensitivity of transvaginal ultrasound can allow better determination of more true dating parameters, and thus could be ~2 weeks inaccurate. ...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


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more