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What's the difference between transvaginal & transrectal ultrasound in what they see?

What's the difference between transvaginal & transrectal ultrasound in what they see?

What is nearest: Transvaginal ultrasound is often used to evaluate ovaries and that area (adnexa). Transrectal (or endorectal) ultrasound can visualize prostate (in men) and tissues around the rectum; this is most often used to evaluate rectal growths for depth of invasion and if nearby lymph nodes are enlarged (which is concerning for tumor spread). This information helps to guide treatment, and often follow-up. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Gabor
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I need an interpretation for transrectal ultrasound for female, where do I go?

I need an interpretation for transrectal ultrasound for female, where do I go?

Copy of Report: TRUS in a female if an alternative for transvaginal or transabdominal ultrasound,for evaluation of a pelvic mass. It should be interpreted in the medical record. Get a copy. If you want a second opinion you can request a digital copy of the study and find a radiologist to give an interpretation or check with your primary care doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Where is a transrectal ultrasound usually done? At a hospital?

Hospital or Clinic: A transrectal ultrasound (trus) can be done at a hospital or clinic with the appropriate equipment. They are often done to look at pelvic organs. For women, transvaginal ultrasound is more common because it can allow better visualization of female pelvic organs. For men, a trus is often performed to look at the prostate (to check for lesions, hypertrophy, etc.) or guide prostate biopsies. ...Read more

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Is transrectal ultrasound enough to confirm if you have pcos?

Is transrectal ultrasound enough to confirm if you have pcos?

See answer: Using intravaginal us, pcos is defined as having 12 or more small follicles in each ovary by rotterdam criteria (some say 15-16) . However drs. May not rely solely on the us exam. Many woman have “cystic ovaries” without symptoms of hyperandrogenism, and there are some women who have been diagnosed with pcos without classical cystic ovaries. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a transrectal ultrasound done?

Does it hurt to get a transrectal ultrasound done?

It can: Some patients tolerate the procedure without difficulty others have issues with rectal examinations and become very sensitive to the process. Usually IV sedation is used for the procedure and sometime just topical anesthesia is used. If you relax and do not tense up most people tolerate the procedure without difficult. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: transrectal ultrasound?

Probe: Transrectal ultrasound involves the insertion of a special probe through the anus to obtain ultrasound images of the tissues around the rectum. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is a transrectal ultrasound like?

See below: transrectal ultrasound is often used to look at the prostate gland for the size and signs of cancer. a probe is placed through the anus into the rectum to look at the prostate gland that is next to the rectum. ...Read more

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What does a transrectal ultrasound feel like?

What does a transrectal ultrasound feel like?

2nd hand impression:: There seems to be a rather mild degree of discomfort on insertion of the probe. Depending on the size of the prostate there may be mild discomfort as the probe is manipulated during the exam. I would say a more intense version of a digital (finger) exam of the prostate. ...Read more

Transrectal Ultrasound (Definition)

Transrectal ultrasound involves the insertion of a special probe through the anus to obtain ultrasound images of the ...Read more