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Transvaginal Vs Pelvic Ultrasound
It depends: There is a small amount of normal fluid in the pelvis that is often seen on ultrasound. The answer to your question depends on how much fluid, what kind of fluid (what it looks like on us) and where the fluid is. ...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
Nearly same...: There are two ways to image the pelvic organs. One is by transabdominal route (transducer in placed on the skin of lower abdomen with a distended urinary bladder); and the other is transvaginal ultrasound where the transducer is placed inside the vagina to assess pelvic organs. Transvaginal ultrasound means just that; whereas, pelvic ultrasound includes both transabdominal and transvaginal US. ...Read more
Is a pelvic ultrasound as good as a transvaginal u/s at measuring size of ovaries? Are they both accurate?
Possibly equal: It really all depends on how well the ovaries are seen. If the bladder is full and the ovaries are well demonstrated transabdominally then measurements will be as accurate. Transvaginal ultrasound usually provides a more detailed look at the ovaries because the transducer is right next to them. However, sometimes the ovaries are hard to find transvaginally. Each patient is different. ...Read more
Normal variation: The position of the ovaries varies quite a bit from women to women within the pelvis. Secondly, gas within adjacent bowel loops will distort ultrasound images and 'hide' anything behind that loop. Thus looking from a different angle ie transvaginally, we can find the ovaries that we can see on the transabdominal portion of a scan. ...Read more
Hi I had a pelvic ultrasound done, it wasn't a transvaginal, it was a normal pelvic ultrasound. If I was 9 weeks preg, would they be able to see it?
Ambivalent: At 9 weeks gestation by last menstrual period a transabdominal ultrasound should pick up the pregnancy. If it doesn't, it should be followed immediately by a transvaginal ultrasound. The rationale for first trimester ultrasound is to determine, whether there is one or more embryo's, whether there is a heart beat or not, and whether the pregnancy is in the uterus or outside. ...Read more
Assess uterus/pelvis: Your physician would order such a test for imaging of your ovaries, uterus, tubes (or all female pelvic organs). Please discuss with your doctor what the indication and anticipated information is. It is a very safe and painless test that may cause some discomfort due to the insertion of a vaginal probe. ...Read more
Gynae performed transvaginal pelvic ultrasound scan since sep'11-mar but in no'12 I was operated for 2 choc cysts & fibroid. How could she miss these?
Not perfect: It depends on the size of the cysts. You were having pain, ultrasound did nor reveal a problem, then got laparoscopy and saw the problem. Doctors nor ultrasounds are perfect. I would get on the pill for the endometriosis. There are times when being on the pill increases ovulation when you get off; just 2 or three months can make a difference. ...Read more
Hello, please explain what the finds of my recent transvaginal and pelvic ultrasound found. Right ovary 4.4 x2.9x1.1 CM simple cyst and on the left 5.5 x4.8x2.9 ovarian cyst prior ultrasound measurements were 6.9x5.8x6.5 which was smaller in size but also
Depends: It is difficult to answer your question with certainty without knowing your clinical history, laboratory findings, and detail information of the ovarian cysts. Simple cyst may be monitored over time with us but more complex cysts may require specific management. When a cyst improves in size, it's usually is a good sign but accurate measurements are not always reproducible on us. ...Read more
Ultrasound: A combination of ultrasound (either transabdominal or transvaginal), B-hcg levels, and clinical information are used to diagnose a miscarriage. CT is not used because of its ionizing radiation. ...Read more
Can a transvaginal ultrasound and/or pelvic ultrasound show enlarged lymph nodes around the ovary?
Yes,: But not reliably. Regional bowel gas can obscure pelvic lymph nodes. Also the position of the ovaries is variable, and they may not be situated next to internal iliac nodal chains. So not seeing enlarged lymph nodes on a pelvic sonogram is not sufficient to exclude them. CT or MRI is much better. ...Read more
Give indication: Xr, and anything without direct visualization give an indication as to what is suspected. The symptoms, the exam and the history makes a doctor arrive at a diagnosis as the most likely thing. If in doubt, then direct visualization needed. I hope that gives you reassurance. ...Read more
Yes: There is no problem with having a vaginal ultrasound when you are menstruating, or bleeding for any other reason. ...Read more
Need more info.: Really not enough info on you query. First would need to know why you were having the ultrasound. Ob or gyn? Pain? Bleeding? Always if asked a question and if you don't understand or are concerned, ask the tech or provider to elaborate. You have a right to know what is going on. Uncertainty never a good thing. May or may not mean anything. Hard to know. ...Read more
Very sore in ext. Vaginal area I avoid sex and in menopause. Waiting for results from pelvic ultrasound to see if uterus lining thin. Suggestions?
Vaginal Estrogen: When you are in menopause, your body stops making estrogen. Since the vaginal tissue is very sensitive to estrogen, it can become thin and lose its ability to stretch. When you have intercourse, you can actually get micro-tears in the vaginal wall that are painful. These symptoms usually respond to a vaginal estrogen cream or tablet. Don't have intercourse if its painful. Best wishes! ...Read more
Pelvic Ultrasound: You lie on a table. Gel is placed on your skin. A sonographer moves a device called a transducer over your pelvis. If it is transvaginal, a cylindrical probe with gel will be inserted internally. The transducer sends out sound waves, which bounce off the tissues inside your body. The transducer also captures the waves that bounce back. The ultrasound machine creates images from the sound waves. ...Read more
It can: Sometimes if it was done transvaginally. Symptoms should resolve in a day or two. ...Read more
Yes: This will not affect your examination.Get a more detailed answer ›
OK but why: Think of the technician who will usually do an abdominal and then put a probe in the vagina. It could get messy if you did not us a condom. ...Read more
Hard to tell: Need more information. What were they looking at? ...Read more
Yes to a degree: Ultrasound is commonly used to classify Cysts in the Ovary. This reflects the risk of a cyst being benign versus Cancerous. The size of the cyst and whether it it has any solid components in addition to fluid increases the risk of it being cancerous. Your gynecologist should guide you further. ...Read more
No: The routine female pelvic ultrasound includes evaluationof the uerus, ovaries and area between the ovaries and uterus. The bladder is present on the examination but is frequently not fully evaluated. In some practices a limited view of the kidneys is obtained but this is certainly ot the standard nor is it routine. ...Read more
What is the average amount of time it takes to get male pelvic ultrasound results from your doctor?
Typically: The results are available from the radiologist to the doctor within 24 hours. There is variability in how long it takes for the doctor's office to inform patients of results. ...Read more
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