What Happens During a Transvaginal Ultrasound?
During a transvaginal ultrasound, an ultrasound probe is inserted into your vagina. This is not painful, and feels very much like a tampon. Ultrasound waves emitted by the probe travel up your vagina and bounce off your ovaries. This provides your reproductive specialist with a very clear image of your eggs and ovaries. You do not need to have a full bladder during your transvaginal ultrasounds. Using Ultrasounds in Infertility Treatments Ultrasounds are used frequently during infertility treatments and procedures. They are often used in order to monitor the growth of egg follicles and to determine when procedures should be completed. They are also used to aid in egg retrieval. Ultrasounds in IVF Ultrasounds are commonly used throughout different periods in infertility treatments like IVF. After Hormone Treatment After initial hormone injections are given, ultrasound is used to monitor follicular growth and development. Your doctor will use a transvaginal ultrasound in order to count t