What to Expect
You will be lying on an exam table, modestly draped from the waist down. The sonographer will ask you to insert the ultrasound transducer into the vagina, or if preferred, you may ask the sonographer to do so for you. The vaginal probe will remain in the vagina for approximately 10 minutes. A female will either perform the exam or assist a male sonographer throughout the exam. The procedure is not painful unless you are experiencing abnormal tenderness at the time.
The transvaginal transducer is covered with a NON-LATEX sheath.
Begin drinking 24 oz of WATER 1 ½ hours before your scheduled appointment time. Finish drinking within 30 minutes (1 hour before your appointment) and do not empty your bladder until instructed. Example: If your appointment is at 2:00, begin drinking 24oz of water at 12:30, and have it finished by 1:00.
If your bladder becomes unbearably full while waiting for your exam, it is ok to partially empty your bladder to relieve pressure.
How is the Transvaginal Probe Disinfected?
We use the latest advancement in High Level Ultrasound Transducer Disinfection. Trophon EPR is an automated system that is the most effective, safest and environmentally friendly method to disinfect ultrasound transducers. View this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgK9N1Z2NU0#t=29