Transvaginal Exam

Please report to Admitting 15 minutes before your scheduled exam time.

PREP: None

PURPOSE: Performed for pelvic pain.

WHAT TO EXPECT: (Transvaginal) Patient will be scanned lying down on a gynecological cart in a pelvic exam position (feet in stirrups). A transducer will be inserted (by patient or technologist) into the vagina to image female organs (uterus, ovaries).

TIME FRAME: 15 - 30 minutes

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS: A Transvaginal exam will not be performed if the patient has a history of a recent vaginal surgery.

IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, INFORM THE TECHNOLOGIST BEFORE THE EXAM.