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Is it normal for a transvaginal ultrasound to be extremely, extremely painful if you have never been sexually active?

Is it normal for a transvaginal ultrasound to be extremely, extremely painful if you have never been sexually active?

Yes: If you have not previously had intercourse then the introduction of the probe would involve stretching or even tearing the hymen (slang term: cherry). This can produce pain. If you are a virgin, notify the person in charge. They may elect to do the exam by scanning from the surface of the perineum, the space between the vagina and anus or even scanning from the rectum! ...Read more

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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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Is the procedure transvaginal ultrasound for someone not sexual active for year painful? What should be done before the procedure?

Is the procedure transvaginal ultrasound for someone not sexual active for year painful?  What should be done before the procedure?

A Necessary Evil: If you have been comfortable with a routine pelvic exam,the probe probably shouldn't be too uncomfortable,keeping in mind that it is a rigid structure that will feel slightly cold.And the person doing the exam will hopefully guide you through it and be sensitive to your responses.A relaxed posture & calm,trusting mind will help,or as has been said in the past:"Close your eyes and think of England" ...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

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How uncomfortable is a transvaginal ultrasound?

How uncomfortable is a transvaginal ultrasound?

It depends: Transvag us exam is an excellent tool to examine pelvic and lower abdonimal organs. Depends on the target of interest (ovary, appendix...) and the disease being investigated (mass, abscess...) it can at times be uncomfortable. Don't be afraid of the instrument. If you use tampon, you can handle the probe. ...Read more

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Would transvaginal ultrasound show a tampon that was forgotten ?

Would transvaginal ultrasound show a tampon that was forgotten ?

Most likely: A sonogram would likely show a tampon but that would generally not be necessary. You can just insert your finger into the vagina to see if you feel one. If you are still uncertain your gynecologist will easily be able to tell with an exam ...Read more

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How are conception dates determined from transvaginal ultrasound?

How are conception dates determined from transvaginal ultrasound?

Due dates: Transvaginal ultrasounds early in pregnancy measure the crown to rump length of the fetus. It is a very accurate measure of the progress of the pregnancy and importantly, when will you be 40weeks. ...Read more

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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