What is a Transvaginal Ultrasound?

Transvaginal Ultrasound is a painless radiology exam which is performed to help diagnose pain and examine the female reproductive organs area in a non-invasive manner. The examined areas include the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. “Transvaginal” means “through the vagina.” This is an internal examination.

Who should get this test?

Transvaginal Ultrasound is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:

  • Ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids
  • Ovarian torsion
  • Proper IUD placement
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Help find cause of unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Infertility

Is there radiation involved?

No. Unlike X-ray imaging, there is no ionizing radiation exposure associated with ultrasound imaging.

When will I receive my results?

Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.

How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?

Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.


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