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I had a complete pelvic ultrasound yesterday... The tech asked me if I had a tampon in. I didn't. What would look like a tampon on an ultrasound?

I had a complete pelvic ultrasound yesterday... The tech asked me if I had a tampon in. I didn't. What would look like a tampon on an ultrasound?

Was it: Transvaginal or transabdominal? If the former, possibly some difficulty inserting the probe. If the latter, possibly air in the vagina. Or, it could simply be a standard question. ...Read more

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 my tubes tied six years ago and here recently when I got a pelvic ultrasound done they said it didn't look like my tubes were tied...I've had no?

I had my tubes tied six years ago and here recently when I got a pelvic ultrasound done they said it didn't look like my tubes were tied...I've had no?

Probable error: Since it is not likely that the patency of a Fallopian tube can be determined by a sonographic exam, it seems probable that "they made an error" or that you were simply misinformed. A hysterosalpingogram (not a pelvic ultrasound) is the usual XRay test that can reveal that your tubes were or "were not tied". ...Read more

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Hello. I had a pelvic ultrasound and these were the results: 10.2 cm CC x 4.9 cm AP x 7.5 cm transverse uterus. Are these results abnormal?

Hello. I had a pelvic ultrasound and these were the results: 10.2 cm CC x 4.9 cm AP x 7.5 cm transverse uterus. Are these results abnormal?

Probably WNL results: If these sonographic measurements were obtained by a skilled certified Gyn sonographer, they are probably considered within normal limits (WNL) or in the upper limits of normal for a woman who is 61 and postmenopausal. What is missing and much more important is the measurements of the "thickness of the endometrium". ...Read more

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Can a radiologist see if a cyst is abnormal or the kind of cyst with a pelvic ultrasound?

Can a radiologist see if a cyst is abnormal or the kind of cyst with a pelvic ultrasound?

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

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What is a pelvic ultrasound like? What is the procedure?

What is a pelvic ultrasound like? What is the procedure?

Ultrasound: Ultrasound of the pelvic structure. This can be performed across the lower abdomen with the bladder full or using the vagina as a window to the uterus and ovaries. With the bladder full it may be uncomfortable but doesn't hurt ...Read more

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Is a pelvic ultrasound good enough?

Is a pelvic ultrasound good enough?

FOR WHAT?: Please define the problem to to evaluated by the pelvic sono. ...Read more

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What to expect for pelvic ultrasound?

What to expect for pelvic ultrasound?

Pelvic ultrasound: Pelvic ultrasound usually has two parts, abdominal and internal. Patient is made to lie on a table. Gel is placed on skin. A device called a transducer is placed over lower abdomen. For internal, cylindrical probe with gel is inserted internally. It is slightly uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Why woman would need a pelvic ultrasound?

Pelvic Ultrasound: Pelvic ultrasound is a diagnostic modality that is used to assist with the visualization and diagnosis of conditions affecting the uterus and ovaries. ...Read more

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What is pelvic ultrasound? How is it done?

What is pelvic ultrasound? How is it done?

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

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What are the colors on a pelvic ultrasound?

What are the colors on a pelvic ultrasound?

Movement: Color on ultrasound monitor screen represents movement, mostly due to blood vessels but not always. For instance, one can see urine flowing into the bladder from the ureter because it represents movement. The red and blue color represents the direction of flow. ...Read more

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What are white circles on pelvic ultrasound?

What are white circles on pelvic ultrasound?

Not enough info: White circles on pelvic ultrasound, depending on where they are and what they look like, could be follicles in the ovaries, the ovaries, calcified fibroids, or lots of other things. ...Read more

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What is a pelvic ultrasound? How does it work?

What is a pelvic ultrasound? How does it work?

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

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What is a pelvic ultrasound? How does it work?

What is a pelvic ultrasound? How does it work?

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

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Could getting a pelvic ultrasound painful for vigins?

Could getting a pelvic ultrasound painful for vigins?

Possibly but unlikly: If you are having an ultrasound thru the abdominal wall that is no problem. I assume you mean a vaginal approach for the ultrasound. Depending on age and if you have used tampons successfully you should be ok. If have never used a tampon could be at least somewhat uncomfortable. Most women do fine. Need for the vaginal sono depends on why being done. Sonographers usually sensitive and capable. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pelvic ultrasound?

Ultrasound: This is an ultrasound test to examine the organs of the pelvis, typically using either a trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal approach, depending on what is suspected, such as ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids. ...Read more

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What is the best time to get pelvic ultrasound for females?

What is the best time to get pelvic ultrasound for females?

Mid-cycle: Is the best time for pelvic ultrasound. The effects of the various hormones are at the point where their influence on the pelvic organs is the least. Doesn't mean you can't have one any other time but mid-cycle is optimal ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to exercise an hour before a pelvic ultrasound?

Yes: That shouldn't be a problem. However, if you are having a transabdominal pelvic ultrasound, keep in mind that they might want you to show up with your bladder full. ...Read more

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Can the tech tell you your results for a pelvic ultrasound right away?

Can the tech tell you your results for a pelvic ultrasound right away?

No: The ultrasonographer, or "tech" is not allowed to tell you the results of your exam, because they are not physicians. Sometimes a physician will give an ultrasonographer permission to tell patients some information before the physician reviews the images, but usually you have to wait to get the results until the physician makes a determination about the results of the exam. ...Read more

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What to do if I have to get a pelvic ultrasound what's the procedure usually?

What to do if I have to get a pelvic ultrasound what's the procedure usually?

Read more here: Please see these articles (and its related articles) for a good summary, pictures, and videos on how ultrasounds are performed:

http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/how-ultrasound-works. Html. ...Read more

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Had a pelvic ultrasound done & it was done very quickly. Maybe about 2-3 minutes. Is that long enough to get proper imaging? I'm concerned it wasn't.

Had a pelvic ultrasound done & it was done very quickly. Maybe about 2-3 minutes. Is that long enough to get proper imaging? I'm concerned it wasn't.

Depends on tech skil: The speed of a scan depends on the technician's skill & what they were instructed to image. A "pelvic ultrasound" could mean imaging 1 organ or as many as 10 structures, depending on how it was ordered; obviously fewer organs means less time. An experienced tech can whiz through 3-4 organs very quickly, whereas newer techs (& Radiologists) can take longer to finish even a preliminary (1-organ)scan ...Read more

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What bleeding problems may be identified with a pelvic ultrasound?

What bleeding problems may be identified with a pelvic ultrasound?

4 disorders: An pelvic ultrasound may show 1)a pregnancy that is in the wrong place (ectopic) or that is miscarrying, 2) fibroids (benign growths coming from the wall of the uterus, 3) a thickened lining of the uterine cavity from a polyp or overgrowth of the endometrial cells, 4)ovarian cysts or masses and 5) adenomyosis. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a pelvic ultrasound miss a cyst?

Please tell me, could a pelvic ultrasound miss a cyst?

What kind of cyst: If you mean ovarian cyst. Yes very small ovarian cysts can be missed on ultrasound exam. ...Read more

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Is it okay to have sex the night before a pelvic ultrasound?

Is it okay to have sex the night before a pelvic ultrasound?

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

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Would a trans vaginal ultrasound/pelvic ultrasound detect endometriosis?

Would a trans vaginal ultrasound/pelvic ultrasound detect endometriosis?

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

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Pelvic Ultrasound (Definition)

This is an ultrasound test to examine the organs of the pelvis, typically using either a trans-abdominal or trans-vaginal approach, depending on what is suspected, such as ovarian ...Read more