USG (ultrasound-guided) TVS (transvaginal ultrasound or endovaginal ultrasound) is a type of ultrasound used to examine female reproductive organs.
What Is USG TVS?
USG TVS is a type of procedure which is done to look at a woman’s ovaries, uterus, cervix, tubes, and pelvic area.
USG TVS do not use any radiation. However, the test uses high-frequency sound waves to produce detailed images of the internal organs in the female’s pelvic region.
In USG TVS test, the ultrasound probe will be inserted into your vaginal canal.
How Is USG TVS performed?
Following is the procedure for the USG TVS:
- The technician asks you to lie down on your back with your knees bent.
- Ultrasound wand is covered with a condom and a lubricating gel. After that, it will be inserted into the vagina.
- The ultrasound probe transmits sound waves and creates pictures of the inside of your pelvis on the monitor.
- The technician then slowly moves the wand to see different pelvic organs.
In some instances, saline infusion sonography (a particular TVS method) may be done to examine the uterus.
Side effects/Risks Of USG TVS Performed
No risks are associated with this test. However, you might feel a certain level of discomfort.
Preparation Before Performing USG TVS
Keep the following things in mind before performing USG TVS:
- You’ll have to undress from the waist down.
- TVS is done with an empty, full and partially full bladder. You’d have to drink about 32 ounces of water one hour before the examination if it is to be done with the full bladder.
Post-care After USG TVS
The care depends on the results of the report. You may discuss your ultrasound queries with our top listed specialists on mfine so that they can explain what the results mean.
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