Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My First Transvaginal Ultrasound


Aside from feeling a bit tensed on the my first transvaginal ultrasound and with the blood test before it, I was not at ease with Hubby’s semen analysis results.


But i was surprised that i lost my fear with needles when the nurse was extracting the blood sample. I was even looking at her hand shaking with all the force. My mixed thoughts probably helped me with it.


A bit later, i was called for the TVS or the transvaginal ultrasound. I laid on the bed after getting off the pieces of clothing from the waist down and put on a hospital gown.


With knees folded and both legs wide open, the sonologist starts to do the TVS procedure. Basically, a stick-like structure called an ultrasound transducer is inserted into the vagina to ‘see’ the condition of your uterus, ovaries and the general condition of your reproductive parts. The transducer actually sends sound waves that allows it to transmit images into a monitor, which you can also see while the sonologist is doing the procedure.



TVS Procedure



an ultrasound transducer


The entire transvaginal ultrasound procedure was not painful and lasts only a few minutes. You will just feel a little messy after the procedure, as the transducer is lubricated before the insertion, so you can expect to be a little wet after you stand up. You can wear underwear liners to help you deal with it.


After a few minutes, the results were in.






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