• Will there be pain associated with transvaginal ultrasound?

    Asked by Cheryl2 on Friday, July 27, 2012

    Will there be pain associated with transvaginal ultrasound?

    Just googled it and it seems that some people have this symptom/effect. Not sure what to expect. Should I take aspirin before as I do before a pelvic?

    9 Answers from the Community

    9 answers
    • polgara's Avatar

      Not sure if this will be the same for you but I have had them with pregnancy and it was just mildly uncomfortable. Good Luck!

      about 8 years ago
    • CarolLHRN's Avatar

      Usually you have a regular ultrasound first of your pelvic area with the cool jelly on your belly. Once they complete those pictures, they will hand you an ultrasound tool and you insert it yourself. The tech will then use the tool to do some additional pictures. It's a little uncomfortable but really not that bad. If you take an aspirin before a pelvic than you may want to do it with this as well but it isn't quite as bad as a pelvic.

      I have had 2 of these ultrasounds and neither was really that uncomfortable and the techs are super supportive.

      about 8 years ago
    • grnygole's Avatar

      No pain in my experience, a simple procedure - took less than 10 minutes, but if you need aspirin before a pelvic, you may want to take some - you're having something similar inserted into the vagina.

      about 8 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      I did not have any pain when I had one to help diagnose my ovarian cancer. I did not take any pain medicine.

      about 8 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      There's less discomfort that with a pelvic exam, because the wand is skinny, unlike the speculum, which needs to open you up for viewing. The ultrasound itself is painless. I've had many transvaginal ultrasounds.

      about 8 years ago
    • shlynn59's Avatar

      There was just mild discomfort for me. This was one of least painful of all my test. Good luck!

      about 8 years ago
    • derbygirl's Avatar

      Everyone has a different tolerance to pain but this procedure usually has only a slight amount of discomfort associated with it. I have undergone two of them myself and also have assisted with these when I worked in an ObGyn practice. For me it really wasn't that bad. When assisting other patients going through this type of ultrasound we advised them to try to relax as much as possible. Some women found deep breathing during the test helped. It doesn't take much time and really is not something to stress out about. Take care and I hope everything goes well for you.

      about 8 years ago
    • Cheryl2's Avatar

      Thanks for the replies. I don't feel so apprehensive now, but I think I will still take aspirin before to help me relax.

      about 8 years ago
    • Cheryl2's Avatar

      I had the ultrasound today. Had some twinges of pain and burning sensation. Afterwards, had some cramping and burning sensation. Not as bad as I expected.

      about 8 years ago

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