What to Know About Vaginal Ultrasounds

Vaginal Ultrasound | Phoenix, AZ

If you have ever had an abdominal ultrasound then you know just how easy they are. In fact, the only thing that patients complain of is having a full bladder which can sometimes be uncomfortable. If, however, we have ordered  a vaginal ultrasound for you, you may not know quite what to expect. To make sure the you come into our office feeling a little bit more informed, let’s go over a few basics of what you can expect from your vaginal ultrasound

What’s a Vaginal Ultrasound? 

A vaginal ultrasound is a scan that is performed through the vagina by using a slender vaginal transducer. By slowly inserting this transducer into the vagina, it will give us more detailed images than a traditional abdominal ultrasound.  

What’s a Vaginal Ultrasound Used For? 

Typically, we will have a vaginal ultrasound ordered for patients who are experiencing any of the following: 

  • Infertility
  • Early Pregnancy 
  • Retroverted Uterus 
  • Are post-menopausal
  • Are unable to maintain a full bladder

What Does It Feel Like? 

The good news is that a vaginal ultrasound shouldn’t hurt when it is inserted into the vagina. Most patients experience a bit of pressure similar to sexual intercourse but it shouldn’t be painful. 

If we have ordered a vaginal ultrasound for you and you have any questions or concerns about what it is or what you can expect, don’t hesitate to give us a call. To learn more about these ultrasound or other service that we offer, contact us at our Biltmore or Paradise Valley offices and call us at 602-468-3912.

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