Why would a transvaginal ultrasound be painful?


    A transvaginal ultrasound, also called an endovaginal ultrasound, is a type of pelvic ultrasound used by doctors to examine female reproductive organs. This includes the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina.

    If you have abdominal ultrasound, you will likely feel pressure in your bladder and a strong urge to urinate because your bladder is full.

    The gel may feel cold when it is put on your belly. You will feel light pressure from the transducer as it passes over your belly. If you have an injury or pelvic pain, the light pressure of the transducer may be painful. You will not hear or feel the sound waves.

    You most likely will have a little pain during a transvaginal ultrasound. You will feel pressure from the transducer probe as it is put into your vagina or rectum.

    If a biopsy is done during the ultrasound, you may have some pain when the sample is taken.


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