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What does a mass look like on a transvaginal ultrasound?

What does a mass look like on a transvaginal ultrasound?

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

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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Would a palpable soft tissue mass in pelvic area be seen on pelvic or transvaginal ultrasound?

Would a palpable soft tissue mass in pelvic area be seen on pelvic or transvaginal ultrasound?

Maybe: It depends upon where the soft tissue mass is. Transvaginal or pelvic ultrasound is great for evaluating the uterus, ovaries, bladder, and even the appendix (when it's inflamed). But it's not a great modality to evaluate intestinal, muscle, or fat masses. ...Read more

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I just had a transvaginal ultrasound that said that there was a "5mm hyperechoic endometrial mass". Is there any chance this is a decidual reaction?

I just had a transvaginal ultrasound that said that there was a "5mm hyperechoic endometrial mass". Is there any chance this is a decidual reaction?

Sonohystogram: If an endometrial mass was seen on transvaginal sonogram this is typically followed up with another test that allows visualization of the area. A specialized sonogram called a sonohystogram is a simple next step. Some doctors can look at the area in question with a camera called a hysteroscope. Endometrial polyps or submucosal fibroids are the most likely cause ...Read more

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If you have late stage uterine cancer, can doctors see a mass on transvaginal ultrasound?

If you have late stage uterine cancer, can doctors see a mass on transvaginal ultrasound?

Not neccessarily: Transvaginal ultrasound does not evaluate the lymph nodes in the abdomen (iliac and paraaortic) nor the upper abdomen. So if the cancer has spread to any of these places (or lungs), it will not be seen on transvaginal ultrasound. ...Read more

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I had a transvaginal ultrasound that showed a 6cm mass in lower uterus near cervix. It states that the mass is atypical of fibroid. Whats this mean?

I had a transvaginal ultrasound that showed a 6cm mass in lower uterus near cervix. It states that the mass is atypical of fibroid. Whats this mean?

Mass: The description as "atypical for a fibroid" means the mass does not look like a benign tumor commonly found in the womb. Your gynecologist can advise you on the next step in evaluation of the mass. ...Read more

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Transvaginal Ultrasound 5mm mass, no bloodflow. 1.1cm endometrium; 1.5cm probable hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Should I worry? Very heavy menses, IV Fe.

Transvaginal Ultrasound 5mm mass, no bloodflow. 1.1cm endometrium; 1.5cm probable hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. Should I worry? Very heavy menses, IV Fe.

Sono not worrisome: The findings on your transvaginal sonogram do not seem to be cause for alarm but unfortunately they do not explain why you have "very heavy menses" and need IV Fe...which are "causes to worry". It would be good to consult a hematologist to rule out a blood coagulation disorder and a Reproductive Endocrinologist to find out why you may or may not be ovulating regularly and why you bleed heavily. ...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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Please tell me how transvaginal ultrasound feel like during periods?

Please tell me how transvaginal ultrasound feel like during periods?

No Different: Transvaginal Ultrasound done during menses is more accurate and does not hurt at all. It is a little bit messy but most of us are used to it. Most patients are given the choice to insert the probe themselves. So, just relax ...Read more

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Can transvaginal ultrasound cause tear?

Can transvaginal ultrasound cause tear?

Of What?: Of a tight, intact hymen? Yes it can. The vagina? If the examiner suddenly thought she or he was churning butter, or had a severe seizure during the exam then it might happen but i never saw such an occurrence. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a transvaginal ultrasound?

Different probe: Pelvic ultrasound can be performed over the lower abdomen. However, there is also a vaginal "probe" which can be inserted into the outer vagina (about an inch). It is smaller than the regular ultrasound transducer/scanner. This allows for much better imaging of the female pelvis (uterus/ovaries). It is very commonly done; it should not be painful. ...Read more

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Can a 6 week transvaginal ultrasound be off by a week?

Can a 6 week transvaginal ultrasound be off by a week?

Ultrasound dating: First trimester ultrasound is accurate within 5-7 days. There is no test that can date conception more accurately than a 1 week window. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a transvaginal ultrasound to hurt on a virgin?

Is it possible for a transvaginal ultrasound to hurt on a virgin?

Yes.: In a virgin, the entrance of the probe is slightly painful. After entry, it does not hurt. Most of the pain comes out of the spasm of the muscles because of fear. The more you relax the less painful it is to do the ultrasound in a virgin. ...Read more

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Will a regular ultrasound show something that a transvaginal ultrasound doesn't?

Will a regular ultrasound show something that a transvaginal ultrasound doesn't?

Yes: Regular ultrasound has a bigger "field of view" so may better see ovaries that are positioned higher or things that are near, but outside of uterus and ovaries. Transvag us usually obtains a more detailed view of uterus and ovaries, which is why both are usually performed together. ...Read more

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Transvaginal ultrasound is free fluid, bad?

Transvaginal ultrasound is free fluid, bad?

Not necessarily: Some free fluid can be normal. It can also be from a ruptured ovarian cyst. Also ascites is free fluid from various diseases. But a little fluid usually not bad. Your doctor will help determine the cause. ...Read more

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How uncomfortable is a transvaginal ultrasound?

How uncomfortable is a transvaginal ultrasound?

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

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Does a transvaginal ultrasound break the hymen?

Does a transvaginal ultrasound break the hymen?

Yes,: it can. The probe is inserted into the vagina, so an intact hymen will likely be ruptured. ...Read more

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What does congestion on a transvaginal ultrasound mean?

What does congestion on a transvaginal ultrasound mean?

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

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