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Transvaginal Ultrasound Side Effects
Sometimes neither: If you are looking in the coronal plane (like slicing a loaf vertically side to side) left would be on the right side of the screen and right on the left side. In the sagittal plane, front (anterior) is on the right and back (posterior) is on the left. ...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
Can u read my transvaginal ultrasound scans if I send them to you? I only have a few pics of my left side scans.
No: No, please ask the doctor who ordered the ultrasound or the radiologist who read it. ...Read more
During a transvaginal ultrasound how can you tell which side is your left and which is the right when looking at the screen and vice versa for reg one?
Left is right: All radiology cross sectional exams are viewed if you are looking at someone laying down from the foot of the bed. So the left side of the screen is the right side of the patients body (same as if you were looking at someone facing you). The ultrasonographer should label the sides with a right or left annotation. ...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 more
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
Venous: It usually means that the veins in the pelvis are full or "backed up." this can result in pain, a condition called pelvic congestion syndrome which is treated in interventional radiology. ...Read more
Probably not: 22y female asks if endometriosis, EM, is detectable by "transvaginal ultrasound". Since EM is a theoretical clinical disease in search of a diagnostic benchmark, the answer is "probably no". Let's see what the experts have to say. Pathologists I have spoken to have not confirmed that tissue diagnosis is definitive. Be wary of invasive procedures which incite adhesions & "EM" & IBS-like symptoms. ...Read more
Many Things...: Ultrasound is used for many things related to fertility. Initially it is used to scan for normal anatomy. Later, for example, your doc might do scan every day or so to measure the size of a follicle on your ovary. Its much easier to see your ovaries and uterus with a transvaginal ultrasound compared to an abdominal ultrasound. Its certainly my preference. Best wishes! ...Read more
Doppler: Images of the blood moving in your arteries and veins. ...Read more
Blood flow: What you saw was likely the appearance of blood flow within the ovaries on color doppler. This flow is usually depicted on the study with the colors of red and blue. The red generally means the flow is directed towards the transducer (device that the sonographer holds to do the exam) and blue codes for flow away from the transducer. Typically both kinds of flow are seen during the exam. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on how much time the examiner is willing to spend looking. By 6.5 weeks the fetal heartbeat (fh) is fairly obvious. At 6 wks it can be very subtle and difficult to distinguish from maternal cardiac pulsations and would require measuring the rate and comparing it to the maternal rate. Not easy or quick! ...Read more
20 weeks for gender: Domea: the gender of the baby is usually seen at the time of your full anatomy scan which is 18-20 weeks. Sometimes it can be seen sooner or sometimes the baby's position and other factors keep us from seeing it even when you are at the right gestational age. The heart rate is not a good predictor of the baby's gender. ...Read more
Usually around: Typically something is showing up around 51/2 to 6 weeks after LMP or 3 1/2-4 weeks post conception. However, this varies so if nothing shows up initially and your hcg levels are still rising make sure a follow up ultrasound is done ...Read more
Pain: Her pain is probably from what necessitated the us not from the us itself. She should see her gyn. ...Read more
Yes,: A 29 week old baby will always be visualized with ultrasound. Depending on the position of the baby, however, gender determination may or may not be possible. ...Read more
Why do some doctors consider an 8 week transvaginal ultrasound as +_ 3 days and others +_7 days of accuracy?
Individula: Interpreation and limitations of the state and quality of the ultrasound equipment. 3-7 days is an acceptable rabge, depending on physician and equipment. ...Read more
Had transvaginal ultrasound and it has some annotations distance a distance b in CM on the ovary slide. What does it mean?
Just measurements: Measuring the length and width of your ovary. ...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
diagnose w/ ectopic when no baby was seen on Transvaginal ultrasound @ 5 weeks & levels continue to double. Possible misdiagnosis?
Look harder: It could be intra-Abdominal. It could be what is called a mole. Ultrasound has a poor resolution. It may be so small that you don't see it but you must must continue looking. It is the test in medicine which is most operator defendant. Go to your local University Medical Center and have the most experienced ultrasonographer examine you. Not to be trifled with. Do it right away. ...Read more
According to transvaginal ultrasound done at 6wks 4day I am 22wks and 1day today. I'm measuring a wk and a day more. Does this change anything?
Normal growth: Ultrasound is notoriously inaccurate for measuring the growth of the fetus. In the 2nd trimester it can be inaccurate up to two weeks gestation so your pregnancy measuring a week and a day more doesn't change a thing. Sometimes babies are a little bit bigger just as some people are taller than others. We're a diverse bunch and that's fine. If more than 2-3 wks different, then further eval needed. ...Read more
If I am looking at my transvaginal ultrasound picture and the baby is on the left of the picture does that mean the baby is on my right in me?
Baby position: The short answer is yes, just like a mirror image, but the baby is active, and any position at present is likely to change multiple times. It is nice to think about, but not of concern regardless of the actual position at this point. ...Read more
I recently had a transvaginal ultrasound done & it said I'm 12 weeks & 5 days is it okay that the baby measures 11.3 cm? Is that too big or too small?
Fine: The ultrasound dating of a pregnancy is based on the fetal measurements so, if the ultrasound dating agrees with your dating based on your last menstrual period, the baby is just the right size. Remember, however, that babies gain most of their weight in the third trimester and that is when you see the greatest difference between large and small babies. Best wishes to you both. ...Read more
What to do if I do not know what to expect on my first visit. I will be 10 weeks. Will they do a transvaginal ultrasound. If they don't, should I ask?
10 week US: At this stage either transvaginal or transabdominal may be appropriate, depending on size/position of the uterus. The will use whichever one, or both, is necessary to get the best images. ...Read more
How accurate is a transvaginal ultrasound for determining exact due date. I was due may 28 2012. But it didn't match up with suspected time of ovulati?
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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