Your doctor may have ordered a transvaginal ultrasound for a number of reasons, which depend on the symptoms you are experiencing. These types of ultrasounds are often used during pregnancy to monitor the heartbeat of your baby, or detect any abnormalities during the course of your pregnancy. A vaginal ultrasound can also be used to further examine unexplained vaginal bleeding or pain, or to check for cysts or fibroids.
If you are scheduled for a transvaginal ultrasound, an empty bladder is required for your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns about preparing for a transvaginal ultrasound, please call the clinic.
A transvaginal ultrasound is typically a painless procedure, though you may feel some discomfort. The skilled technicians at MCU will take care to ensure you feel comfortable throughout the procedure. The technician will use a transducer, or probe, inserted into the vagina in order to create images of your internal organs and the surrounding structures and tissues. The transducer emits high-frequency sound waves that travel through your body and back to the probe. A computer receives the sound waves and translates them into an image of your organs. A medical professional can then examine the images and make a diagnosis, or recommend proper treatment for any issues that are detected.
Contact us today for more information about our pelvic transvaginal ultrasound services, or to schedule your appointment with Metro Central Ultrasound.
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