An ultrasound of the female pelvis may be performed, called transvaginal, which is performed by using a special probe designed to be inserted into the vagina. The type of examination you will need will depend on what your referring doctor has requested and the nature of the clinical condition being investigated.
Please remember to bring any previous ultrasound to your appointment.
No special preparation is required. You will be asked to empty your bladder prior to exam.
It is required to remove your underwear and lie on an examination couch. You will remain covered during your examination in order to feel comfortable. A small sterilised probe, about the same diameter as a thumb, is lubricated with gel before insertion into the vagina. A protective cover (a condom) is placed over the transducer each time it is used, so there is no risk of infection. The probe will then be gently inserted into the vagina. The procedure is painless, however you may experience a mild discomfort during the insertion.