Also known as an endovaginal ultrasound, transvaginal Ultrasound is one of the leading diagnostic and treatment procedure utilized in IVF centres and by fertility experts.
An ultrasound test/procedure utilizes high-frequency sound waves that create images of your internal organs for the doctor to ascertain the defect, medical condition and provide suitable treatment. In the modern era, the TU procedure is basically used to observe a woman’s reproductive system that includes; the pelvic, Fallopian tubes, uterus, ovaries, the cervix, and the vagina.
How is a Transvaginal Ultrasound Conducted?
Depending on the aim of the Transvaginal Ultrasound, the doctor will either instruct you to take at least five glasses of water or not. Then you will lie on your back with your clothes partially removed. In other cases, a saline solution will be introduced into your uterus to expand it and provide a detailed picture.
The ultrasound wand will be covered with a lubricating gel and a condom and then inserted into your vagina. Once the transducer is inside, sound waves are created which bounce back to transmit the images of your inner organs on the monitor.
The transducer is slowly moved inside until the doctor observes all the organs.
When is a Transvaginal Ultrasound Necessary?
In most cases, a Transvaginal Ultrasound in India is required in case of infertility or complicated reproductive issues as mentioned below;
- Pelvic pain
- Ectopic pregnancy
- Placement of an IUD
- Unexplained infertility
- Unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Abdominal or pelvic examination
- Checking for fibroids
- In case of pregnancy
The Transvaginal Ultrasound is different from the normal pelvic ultrasound or an abdominal ultrasound. The main difference is that the ultrasound wand rests on the outside of the pelvis or the abdomen whereas, during a Transvaginal Ultrasound, it is inserted into your body.
Preparing for a Transvaginal Ultrasound & the would-be results
There isn’t much preparation required before the procedure despite the fact that you may have to fill your bladder. Much preparation may be required for the Transvaginal Ultrasound in case you are new to the procedure.
The procedure reveals the various abnormalities that are in your reproductive system through the images that are created on the monitor and this helps the doctor to provide you with the suitable treatment.