A new stage in the development of ultrasound diagnosis was vaginal ultrasound. About him, his role for future mothers and will be spoken.
The ability of ultrasound
Modern ultrasound equipment allows you to examine the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes, ovaries and bladder. Ultrasound examination using a vaginal sensor has several advantages. Firstly, it does not require the filling of the bladder and is therefore more comfortable for patients. Secondly, such a sensor makes it possible to clearly visualize the organs under investigation, so the quality of such diagnostics is much higher. In addition, vaginal ultrasound diagnoses pregnancy at an earlier time than usual. Everyone knows that this procedure is absolutely safe for health. That is, such diagnostics is a fast, economical and comfortable method of examination and does not require special training. Indications for vaginal ultrasound are the diagnosis of gynecological diseases and pregnancy in the early stages, tracking its progress, folliculometry, monitoring the condition of the IUD and the state of the woman after the extraction of the spiral. Contraindications to such ultrasound does not exist, you can carry it on any day of the cycle.
During a vaginal ultrasound, a doctor can diagnose congenital anomalies of the uterus, endometriosis, fibromyoma or leiomyoma, hyperplasia, polyps, malignant tumors. In the presence of these diseases, continuous studies can monitor the progress of treatment, changes in the size of tumors, or the final cure of patients.
In order to prevent vaginal ultrasound of pelvic organs, women after 40 are recommended to do once a year.
Vaginal ultrasound in pregnancy
In our time, ultrasound is a reliable and common method of examining a woman during pregnancy. Vaginal ultrasound diagnoses different types of ectopic pregnancy: tubal, cervical, ovarian.
If in late terms in most cases the abdominal sensor (traditional ultrasound) is used, then in the first trimester preference is given to the transvaginal ultrasound technique. This technique most accurately displays the image of the uterus with the developing fetus on the monitor. Since pregnancy with such an ultrasound is visible much earlier, then problems in the development of the fetus can be diagnosed at the earliest possible dates.
By the way, to conduct this procedure you must have a condom. He puts on a sensor for purely hygienic purposes. To do this, any classic drugstore condom is suitable.
So, what are the indications for carrying out vaginal ultrasound for expectant mothers in the early stages?
- Determining the presence of pregnancy.
- Follow the development of the fetus.
- Diagnosing the threat of gestation.
- Evaluation of the surrounding area.
- Diagnosis of uterine fibroids.
After the first trimester, the use of such ultrasound is not very common. It is done to assess the condition of the cervix, the ability to hold a fetal bladder, diagnose placenta previa, assess the condition of the scar on the uterus after COP.
Pregnant women often wonder how harmless this ultrasound is and how often it can be carried out. Transvaginal ultrasound is safe and there are no limitations in the number of diagnoses performed in this way. As for the protection of the baby in the uterus from the sensor, then there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Vaginal sensor does not reach the child and does not even come close to it. The ultrasonic wave is absolutely harmless to the fetus, and the benefits and possibilities of such research are extremely significant.
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