Info needed about Transvaginal Ultrasound

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Hi Everyone, I am being sent to the hospital for this procedure after a little pink spotting...I am not looking forward to having this done and wondered if anyone could tell me if it is painful...Gp did internal exam and I even found that uncomfortable.

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    It is fine. I had one in July now waiting for my hysteroscopy.

    Doesn't hurt. They insert a contraption that is lubricated. Nothing much.

    Good luck.

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    Hi

    I had this done at the beginning of Sept. Like you I was really anxious. But it was absolutely fine. It's over in a couple of minutes and it's less intrusive than a smear test. Good luck

    Ann

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    It shouldn't hurt with a lubricant they use. But try to relax and take a deep breath. It is over quickly. Take it easy. Good luck.

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    It really is nothing. Like putting a tampon... wink

    Best wishes. 

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    I had an internal exam at a Colposcopy unit many years ago and could barely tolerate it.  The doctor had to reassure me that it wouldn't hurt.  However, despite what he said, it did.  I also had a pelvic ultrasound last year and after two attempts it had to be abandonned because it was too uncomfortable and painful.  If you are worried, have a CT or MRI instead.

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    Hi, it might be uncomfortable, but it shouldn't be painful.  The tech should tell you what will be done before starting. In the US the tech can't tell you about what is being seen, and you have to wait until a radiologist can read the ultrasound.  Then the radiologist's report will be provided to your doctor.  

    I had one this year in early July and the tech did his best to make sure that I didn't experience anything painful.  To tell you the truth, I found it more emotionally than physically wearing.

    My experience with ultrasounds, though, is that the lab personnel like you to have a full bladder, so full that it can become hugely uncomfortable.  They often insist that you drink more water than you can hold.  If you feel that your bladder is full enough; tell them that your bladder is full. My gynecologist told me to do the best I could do, and not to worry that I wasn't being "compliant."  

    But, if you're being hurt, let the tech know it--don't try to tough it out!  Best of luck, and let me know how you do!

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    I had one in March, the tech was very helpful and made me feel at ease, didn't hurt at all, she was talking all thru the procedure explaining to me what was going on during the procedure and her findings as well, as I was asking lots of questions due to feeling a bit nervous about the results of the  test.  As I'm always nervous when doctors refer me for further tests, even for a blood tests...LOL..

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    I have had a couple and it's nothing to worry about, the instrument is lubricated and you shouldn't really feel much, it is a good thing to have as it can have a good look internally, it will be over before you know it

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    Hi Everyone,

    Thank you so much for your replies. really appreciate the feedback. Although a bit embarrassing, It does not sound as bad as I feared.

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    Hi Wainright22, I had mine done yesterday, it was uncomfortable, like pressure.  I had slight cramps a little while after that, but went away by the late evening, and I had a discharge, I guess because of the lubricant stuff she used.  Of course I didnt get any results yesterday, have to wait 2 to 3 days for that.  Thats the hard part waiting to hear from the doctor.  Keep me posted on how you do..
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