• What information will the dr. learn from a transvaginal ultrasound?

    Asked by Cheryl2 on Friday, July 27, 2012

    What information will the dr. learn from a transvaginal ultrasound?

    I will be having one before hysterectomy.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      Transvaginal ultrasound can used to evaluate problems or abnormalities of the female genital tract. It may provide more accurate information than transabdominal ultrasound for women who are obese, for women who are being evaluated or treated for infertility, or for women who have difficulty keeping a full bladder. However, it does provide a view of a smaller area than the transabdominal ultrasound. Types of conditions or abnormalities that can be examined include:
      - the endometrium of women with infertility problems or who are experiencing abnormal bleeding
      - sources of unexplained pain
      - congenital malformations of the ovaries and uterus
      - ovarian cysts and tumors
      - pelvic infections, such as pelvic inflammatory disease
      - bladder abnormalities
      - a misplaced IUD (intrauterine device)
      - other causes of infertility

      about 4 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      I had some tests done in the hospital and they found out that I had a tumor my doctors believed was cancerous in the area of my colon, uterus and ovary. For me, they used the transvaginal ultrasound to help determine what organ the tumor was connected to and for better delineation of the uterus. They determined from the transvaginal ultrasound that my tumor was not connected to my uterus and that they could not see my left ovary. They also determined my uterus was normal in size and thickness. They also determined characteristics of the tumor inside me (solid and fluid components). From that, they determined that I most likely had ovarian cancer which was confirmed after I had surgery to remove my tumor, ovaries, fallopian tubes and for a hysterectomy.

      about 4 years ago

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