I would like to know if anyone else is having an vaginal ultrasound before their TAH I have an appointment tomorrow at my gyn He said it is just to check everything before He said unless I have any cysts on my ovaries then I can keep them Lots of Luck to everyone!!
Yes, I had a vaginal US before my TAH/BSO. It was instrumental in diagnosing the reasons for my hysterectomies - tumors on both ovaries as well as thickened uterine lining. I found the examination a little uncomfortable because they were making sure they saw everything they could, but I wouldn't call it painful, either.
I had a vaginal ultrasound the day after my doctor tood a uterine biopsy to check the lining for endo. While it was alittle uncomfy (pressure is all, really), i think it was cause the tech really was trying to see everything. She never did find my left ovary though. I have cysts on my right one however, plus a couple of new fibroids that had grown quickly. I was glad to have the more thorough exam done, aside from the goopy ultrasound gunk, it was a piece of cake!!
Taz, I had a transvaginal ultrasound also. It didn't hurt, but the doc and tech were talking in such technical terms that I couldn't understand what they were saying. That scared me, so I told them so, and they then explained in layman's terms so I could understand. Those big words sounded awful but it turned out not to be so bad. Everything I had was benign.
So, my only advice it to speak up if you don't understand! Relax, it will be fine.
I had the ultrasound done too and it's like the other ladies have described.
Just one note, the person who does the ultrasound cannot give you any information regarding the results. So, if you aren't told anything it's just that their doing their job, it doesn't mean anything horrible or that they are being mean or anything, okay?
Just thought I'd add that info in case you didn't know ahead of time. It's hard to be there and expect some info and then not get it right away. Your doctor will be informed of the results.
I had my ultrasound at the emergency room when I went in doubled over with pain. They did both the belly one (like when you are pregnant) and the transvaginal one. Neither of them hurt. but I was very uncomfortable for the belly one because they made me drink a half gallon of water before doing it because a full bladder helps unfold the uterus. Given that I had been suffering major problems with my bladder, that was pretty much torture. I got to empty my bladder for the transvag, but they gave me so much water that I still arrived back home with a horribly full bladder. It took a half hour of agony before I could pee. whew!
I have had may vu and for most of them my dr has done them so he could really see what he needed and if he needed the us tech then they would come in. I much rather have my dr do as much for me than anyone else. I just had a vu almost 2 weeks ago and going in for hopefully my last surgery on May 16th.
I had my hyst 4 years ago and with my age at the time he wanted to leave on ovary and said it may have to come out, well now we are at that point. I was told 7 1/2 years ago that I had stage 4 endo and needed to finish having my kids so I could have the hyst. I would love to talk with anyone going through the same thing. Now that I know I am not the only one going through this. Thanks
The ultrasound has been the only pleasant part of this experience. Well, okay, not PLEASANT but at least it wasn't painful.
I had the ultrasound early on as a diagnostic tool. The next step the DR wanted to do was a uterine-lining biopsy. I absolutely refused. I told my DR that when my uterus was out of my body and in her hands she could biopsy my uterus to shreds - but not before.
Actually, my ultrasound technician told me everything! I already knew I had fibroids so we agreed on which ones she'd measure (the 5 biggest). I helped her locate my ovaries (the pitifully small things). And, blessdly, my uterus was already so enlarged I didn't have to go through the drinking tons of water and trying to hold my bladder.