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Transvaginal Ultrasound Sexual Misconduct
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The earlier ultrasounds are more accurate than the later ones. 7 weeks is probably correct. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Mass can mean solid, fluid filled (cystic) or something in between. Cysts look black. Solids are various shades of grey. Shapes are variable. ...Read more
Not always: A transvaginal ultrasound will be able to identify hydrosalpinx, which is when the tubes fill up with fluid and get dilated or enlarged. This often happens when there is a blockage. Ultrasound could miss a blockage if the tube is not dilated or only mildly dilated. Hysterosalpingogram (injection of dye into the uterine cavity) can identify blockages even when ultrasound can not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: The most obvious would be fibroids.Get a more detailed answer ›
No.: A transvaginal US uses a probe that does not release any kind of air. It is solid and it is only meant to transmit images of your inner pelvic organs. It should not cause any issues with your abdomen or bowels. ...Read more
Nonspecific: This can be seen with multiple small benign tumors called leiomyomas, another condition called adenomyomatosis, and after recent birth of a child. It can also just be a variant of normal. ...Read more
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Not at all: In the hands of an experience sonographer there is very minimal risk of causing trouble. But limit the number of these studies ...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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