Transvaginal Ultrasound

A transvaginal ultrasound is an ultrasound test uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of pelvic organs in women. A thin probe called a transducer about two or three inches witch is covered with a lubricated sheath or a condom. The transducer is then gently put into the vagina. The transducer sound waves make a picture on a TV screen (monitor).

Transvaginal ultrasound is needed

  • For an abnormal pelvic or abdominal exam
  • For unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • For pelvic pain
  • For an ectopic pregnancy (which occurs when the fetus implants outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tubes)
  • infertility
  • For checking for cysts or uterine fibroids
  • For checking for proper placement of an IUD 
During pregnancy Transvaginal ultrasound is needed

  • To monitor the heartbeat of the fetus
  • Look at the cervix for any changes that could lead to complications such as miscarriage or premature delivery
  • Examine the placenta for abnormalities
  • Identify the source of any abnormal bleeding
  • Diagnose a possible miscarriage

A transvaginal ultrasound helps diagnose followings

  • Cancer of the reproductive organs
  • Cysts
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic infection
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Placenta previa
  • Fetal birth defects

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