Transvaginal ultrasound is a method of imaging the genital tract in females. A probe is inserted directly into the vagina. The probe is moved within the vaginal cavity to scan the pelvic structures, while ultrasound pictures are viewed on a monitor. The test can be performed to evaluate women with fertility problems, abnormal bleeding, unexplained pain, congenital malformations of the uterus and ovaries, and tumors or infections.
Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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