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Transvaginal Ultrasound - Painful ?

Discussion in 'Gynaecology' started by madras2018, Aug 17, 2016.

  1. madras2018

    madras2018 Platinum IL'ite

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    I recently underwent a transvaginal ultrasound and I found it quite painful at the time the procedure was done. It was a burning sensation with pain. I am wondering if there are others who have experienced this procedure and if such pain is normal.
     
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    @madras2018 ,
    Talk to your doctor if you are feeling pain. Feeling un-comfortable is normal but not pain or burning as you mentioned. Just make sure that all is OK inside.
    Next time try to relax your mind and body because more tense you are more tight your body becomes which can make your doctor difficult to insert the probe and more chances of you getting hurt.
    Relax
     
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    I second avanti30.
     
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    No, it should not hurt. It may feel uncomfortable but there should be no pain. Did they use lubricant gel?
     
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    Thanks . I wonder if it has anything to do with vaginal tightness. Yes the lady used a lot of gel but it still hurt. I winced in pain. It's the kind of pain you get when you haven't had much penetration.
     
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    Oh my..it was very very painful for me too, even with lubricant gel. I still remember I almost scratched the NP with my finger nails. It happened with me 2-3 times again after first incident. May be because i was so stressful after it happened the first time. That nasty probe thing (it definitely is not normal) should be immediately replaced by something better and extremely tiny for doing trans-vaginal ultrasound. I wish the lady healthy practitioners come up with a better solution soon.
     
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    @blessings1010 thanks for responding. i feel somewhat better in knowing that it's not an unusual response.
    How do you manage it ? has it gone better with subsequent ones lately ?
     
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    no, ask them do very slowly. ivf related i went several times for this scanning, those are very friendly and cautious people, but once i got it in india, the lady doing was not at all concerned about our privacy or pain. she did it roughly. I got angry. not even tissues provided.
     
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    Usually, the pain is because you are not relaxed. Next time, request them to give the instrument to you and insert it yourself and then hand it back to the Doc for the procedure itself.. When you have the control while inserting, you tend to be more relaxed, that much less pain. Works for me!
     
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    No worries. I am sure lot of women experience the pain. My problem was I just could not manage going through it, I cried the first time and had to lay on the table for good 20 mins to recoup. Last time after surgery, when I had to take the test, I did not give the consent for trans-vaginal US. My doc advised to go for external pelvic US as i was still sore from surgery. He wrote a special note for it and I had to travel to a different hospital for that. But recently,I waited (not advisable though) until i visited my sis hospital in India and got myself tested there. IF there is nothing wrong inside me, I would prefer having the abdominal ultrasound than having anything to do with inserting that probe in my hooha.
     
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