Do you know what is accompanied by a modern appointment with a gynecologist? Ultrasound examination of the small pelvis!
🤔How should it be done done with ultrasound of the pelvic organs – transabdominal or transvaginal?
🤓Pelvic examination is prescribed for various purposes. With complaints of pain in the lower abdomen, bleeding, cycle disorders, problems with conception: – to confirm pregnancy or determine the location of the intrauterine coil, – with a preventive purpose to determine the state of internal organs.
🧐The examination allows you to get information about the features of the pelvic organs: the size and structure of the uterus, ovaries, appendages. During palpation, the gynecologist cannot always detect neoplasms and abnormalities.
Peculiarities of the examination
Ultrasound of the pelvic organs in women is most often performed in two ways: – with transvaginal, the sensor is inserted into the vagina, – with a transabdominal procedure, they are administered through the abdomen.
Both methods can be used.
📌With the transvaginal method, the sensor is located close to the pelvic organs. Therefore, the specialist receives an accurate picture and can better assess the state of the endometrium and check the structure of the organs.
However, inserting the sensor into the vagina brings some discomfort. The transvaginal method of examination is not recommended for girls. It is not advisable to use it in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy.
📌Transabdominal ultrasound does not bring discomfort. However, it is not so informative. It is difficult to obtain reliable information about the condition of the pelvic organs in overweight women – the waves pass through a large number of tissues and this reduces the quality of the image obtained.
‼️Therefore, transvaginal ultrasound is considered more informative and doctors most often recommend this method of examination.
It is not possible to say unequivocally which method of examination is better. Details should be discussed with a gynecologist. Doctor will choose a method taking into account the situation and individual characteristics of the patient.
☝️ The main thing is to undergo an ultrasound examination on time according to indications and properly maintain the state of women’s health.
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