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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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I had a transvaginal ultrasound done what was all the red and blue?

I had a transvaginal ultrasound done what was all the red and blue?

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

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Do white spots on a transvaginal ultrasound suggest cancer?

Do white spots on a transvaginal ultrasound suggest cancer?

Not necessarily: Can't render an opinion without a better description of the findings. ...Read more

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I am 48, perimenopause, and I think I had 1 mid-cycle spot. My dr. Wants a transvaginal ultrasound. Is this necessary?

I am 48, perimenopause, and I think I had 1 mid-cycle spot. My dr. Wants a transvaginal ultrasound. Is this necessary?

Yes: Probably. If you end up having a problem with the uterus it is much better to catch it early rather than later. If that's the result of the ultrasound then you will be extremely grateful that it was done. One of the signs of a potential problem is abnormal bleeding in your age group (possibly with some other risk factors). Get it done. ...Read more

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What do the blue and red spots on a sonogram mean?

What do the blue and red spots on a sonogram mean?

Usually blood flow: Most u/s images are not done with the 'doppler' probe turned on and are a 'black and white' image. The doppler allows the detection of movements toward or away from the probe (like blood coming into the area in an atery, or leavbing in a vein) these areas are coded red and blue by the computer processing the signal. ...Read more

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Hello I wanted to know why my vaginal wall has red spots on it I'm not sure if it's from the friction after intercourse?

Hello I wanted to know why my vaginal wall has red spots on it I'm not sure if it's from the friction after intercourse?

Most likely: If the red spots appeared soon after vaginal intercourse, it might be due to friction to the area. If you see these persist or change in appearance like become more like bumps, these should be examined for any infection and other cysts common in vaginal region and require separate treatments. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it possible to measure close to 3 weeks behind on transvaginal ultrasound? U/s showed fetal pole measuring 6 weeks w/ no heartbeat yet.

Is it possible to measure close to 3 weeks behind on transvaginal ultrasound? U/s showed fetal pole measuring 6 weeks w/ no heartbeat yet.

Transvaginal USG: Transvaginal ultrasound is most accurate duringvthe first trimester by 5-7 days. If >than 1 week off then your dating may be off because of ovulation etc. Your period also plays a role in this. If your cycles are irregular then ultrasound dates may be off. Would considerva repest ultasound in a week to evaluate and see if pregnancy is progressing. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had a transvaginal ultrasound on 14 sept 2012. The doctor told me I am 7 weeks 1 d. Based off of this when is my most likely date of conception?

I had a transvaginal ultrasound on 14 sept 2012. The doctor told me I am 7 weeks 1 d. Based off of this when is my most likely date of conception?

August 9, 2012: Your estimated date of confinement (edc or due date) would be may 2, 2013 and you conceived approximately on the above date, give or take a few days. Congratulations and have a healthy & safe pregnancy. ...Read more

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What does a transvaginal ultrasound scan usually show?

Normally: One would see the uterus, ovaries, and whether or not there is excessive fluid in the pelvis. Normal fallopian tubes are not visible. ...Read more

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Can transvaginal ultrasound be performed on a virgin woman?

Can transvaginal ultrasound be performed on a virgin woman?

Maybe: If the woman in question is able to insert a tampon then a low profile tv probe should be able to be inserted with gentle pressure and a lot of lubricant. I have encountered virgin women in whom I was unable to insert a probe. In such cases a trans-perineal scan is done with the probe placed on the external region of the external genitalia. A trans rectal approach is another possibility. ...Read more

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Will getting a transvaginal ultrasound for a virgin be painful?

Will getting a transvaginal ultrasound for a virgin be painful?

Can be uncomfortable: Transvaginal ultrasound usually not performed in virgins. Usually performed transvaginally. Most ultrasound techs will ask and not perform transvaginal ultrasound in virgins. ...Read more

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What would cause a transvaginal ultrasound to be extremely painful?

What would cause a transvaginal ultrasound to be extremely painful?

Varies: A vaginal infection (such as yeast), or a pelvic infect, an ovarian cyst, a uterine infection, etc could make the exam quite painful bit even endometriosis could have that effect as well. Your doctor should be able to determine what is wrong. ...Read more

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Transvaginal ultrasound :what is a detailed description of the procedure please?

Transvaginal ultrasound :what is a detailed description of the procedure please?

See below: A transvaginal transducer is, as the name implies, designed to be inserted vaginally allowing much closer access to the uterus and ovaries. The patient is positioned similarly to a pelvic exam (though usually no stirrups). The sonographer gently positions the probe and takes pictures of the uterus and ovaries. Occasionally there may be minimal discomfort, but usually only takes a few minutes. ...Read more

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What will a transvaginal ultrasound tell me about my fertility?

What will a transvaginal ultrasound tell me about my fertility?

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

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If conception occurred on March 18th when shall an transvaginal ultrasound show a sac?

If conception occurred on March 18th when shall an transvaginal ultrasound show a sac?

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

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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?

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?

5 weeks ago.: Conception occurs two weeks after the first day of you last menstrual period presuming a regular cycle and usual facts. So if you are 7 weeks after your LMP you likely conceived about 5 weeks ago. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and good luck! ...Read more

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Does an transvaginal ultrasound show if I have blocked tubes?

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 more

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Why did they ask me to keep a full bladder for my transvaginal ultrasound?

A window: The urine acts as a window to allow the ound waves to more clearly "see" the structures in your pelvis. ...Read more

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What would happen if I was too tight for a tech to give me a transvaginal ultrasound?

What would happen if I was too tight for a tech to give me a transvaginal ultrasound?

Transvaginal US: If your vagina is too tight to allow passage of the ultrasound probe, it may be necessary to do a transabdominal view of your pelvis. ...Read more

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Hi, My ovaries are hurting had a ultrasound and the the transvaginal ultrasound came back normal but im still in pain why?

Hi, My ovaries are hurting had a ultrasound and the the transvaginal ultrasound came back normal but im still in pain why?

Source Presumptive: & visualized in mind. Imaging exams do Not show pain or origin. However, ovaries are cystic (eggs develop in & are shed from cysts) & if no cysts (not likely age 19 if menstruating) then unlikely pain from ovaries. Could be related to any of many sources in area, including: small bowel, colon, appendix, bladder, endometriosis, etc. Emotions & past experiences commonly play a big yet hidden role. ...Read more

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Can you have sex before a transvaginal ultrasound?

Can you have sex before a transvaginal ultrasound?

Yes, but: I would suggest no oral genital contact that might introduce air into the genital tract. You might be tempted to douche after intercourse and that might also introduce air which could cause artifacts. Best to forgo intercourse the night before. ...Read more

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Can a transvaginal ultrasound cause a miscarriage?

Almost impossible.: Compared to intercourse, which is not known to cause miscarriage, a vaginal ultrasound causes much less "agitation" of the uterus. Although sometimes uncomfortable, it would almost certainly not be associated with risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Can transvaginal ultrasound detect 4 weeks gestation?

Can transvaginal ultrasound detect 4 weeks gestation?

Perhaps: Kyl: at that early stage we may see a decidual (pregnancy) reaction in the uterus and a small gestational sac. We would not be able to see the actual fetal pole or heartbeat that early. A scan at 7-8 weeks would be best to document a good, viable pregnancy with a heartbeat. ...Read more

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Can transvaginal ultrasound detect cancers in the endocervix?

Can transvaginal ultrasound detect cancers in the endocervix?

Biopsy: Transvaginal ultrasound is not designed to detect endocervical cancer. An early lesion may not produce enough structural change to be picked up ultrasound. If there is any reason to suspect endocervical cancer, curettings, or biopsy of the canal should be tested by a pathologist.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How far does a transvaginal ultrasound go up into the vagina?

Several inches: This can be a useful medical technique for diagnosis. The probe can penetrate for 3-5 inches but will never be inserted to the point of discomfort. It has become a political issue and may be used as a means to support and anti-abortion agenda - which sensible people consider an invasion of privacy bordering upon rape. ...Read more

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What types of cancer does a transvaginal ultrasound check for?

What types of cancer does a transvaginal ultrasound check for?

Ovarian cancer: The common reason for doing this test is to look for any masses in the ovaries. ...Read more

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


Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more