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What types of things are they looking for on an intravaginal ultrasound?

What types of things are they looking for on an intravaginal ultrasound?

Details: The transvaginal ultrasound exam can offer a more detailed assessment of the ovaries, ovarian cysts, the endometrium, endometrial polyps, and fibroids to name a few. ...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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The dr wants to do an intravaginal ultrasound on me, but im a little scared.?

The dr wants to do an intravaginal ultrasound on me, but im a little scared.?

A transvaginal: Ultrasound is a very common exam that will allow the radiologist to take a closer look at the uterus, ovaries, and surrounding pelvis. No need to be scared. ...Read more

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How is an intravaginal ultrasound disinfected?Or sterilized ?

How is an intravaginal ultrasound disinfected?Or sterilized ?

Cidex & condom: Typically, the transvaginal probe is rinsed off after an exam and placed in a cidex glutaraldehyde solution for disinfection. The probe is covered with a latex condom prior to each exam. ...Read more

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How much is a vaginal ultrasound?

How much is a vaginal ultrasound?

Depends: Some docs can do it in their office for a lower negotiated fee if you have no insurance to hundreds of dollars if you go to a radiologist at their ultrasound facility. ...Read more

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What is a vaginal ultrasound like?

What is a vaginal ultrasound like?

Vaginal ultrasound: The probe utilized in a vaginal ultrasound is placed into your vagina. It is approximately the diameter of a quarter. It provides a closer look at an early pregnancy as well as evaluation of pelvic organs. ...Read more

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What does vaginal ultrasound look for?

What does vaginal ultrasound look for?

Depends: It depends on why you got it/what your symptoms are. The most common areas to be evaluated in a non-pregnant female are 1) the uterus for fibroids, 2) the endometrium for various conditions that usually result in pain or bleeding, or 3) the adnexa where the ovaries are (looking for cysts or cystic cancer). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal ultrasound be off 5 weeks?

Can a vaginal ultrasound be off 5 weeks?

Probably not: Any type of ultrasound at any point in pregnancy has a range of error much less than 5 weeks. At worst a scan in the late third trimester is the least accurate but still within a range of error of 23 days or less. Trans-vaginal pregnancy dating is usually done before 14 weeks and is within 4 to 14 days depending on how far along the pregnancy is. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a vaginal ultrasound?

What can I expect from a vaginal ultrasound?

Like long pap test: Pelvic ultrasound typically begins with an ultrasound of the abdomen and then a vaginal probe is inserted (about the size of speculum used for pelvic/pap exam). The probe is moved by technician for better views of the ovaries. Usually only a few minutes is necessary with the vaginal probe in the vagina. ...Read more

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What can I expect during a vaginal ultrasound?

What can I expect during a vaginal ultrasound?

Vaginal ultrasound: The probe will be inserted into your vagina. Through the crystal at the top of the probe sound waves will be sent and returned, and processed in the machine. The picture that you may see on the screen will be white and black and various shades of grey. The uterus will be white mostly and the bladder will be black. They will look at your tubes and ovaries as well as the uterus. ...Read more

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