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Transvaginal Scan

A transvaginal scan is a diagnostic test that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina. It is an internal examination, as the ultrasound is taken internally through the vagina.

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Is it possible to be pregnant and not see anything on an ultrasound?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife is 8 weeks 2 days pregnant. But, our doctor is unable to see anything on the day of scanning. I am worried. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sometimes, the pregnancy will be detected late on ultrasound. If she has no problem and the urine pregnancy test is positive, then repeat the ultrasound after two weeks.   Read Full »

What possible damage could absence of ductus venosus during 1st and 2nd trimester cause in fetus?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an absence of ductus venosus during pregnancy during the first and second trimesters. Please suggest.Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The absence of ductus venous during the first and second-trimester scans is a vascular condition that cause fetal abnormalities. It can put the fetus at risk of other congenital anomalies, including facial clefts, hemivertebrae, cardiac, genit...  Read Full »

I had Medroxyprogesterone. Now, my UPT is positive. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I went to my PCP for a pregnancy test and it was positive. Had an ultrasound a few days later and the technician said he did not see pregnancy in my uterus so he performed a transvaginal ultrasound to see if I was pregnant in my uterus but I was not. I took a pregna...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? You are about 14 weeks gestation, based on your last menstrual period. At this size, the embryo is easily visible. The blood test will also have high hormonal levels. Pregnancy hormone detected by scan and urine is serum beta hCG. If the fetus is heal...  Read Full »

Will the D and C procedures reduce my chances of getting pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having the problem of sperm leakage from my vagina immediately after sex for some time now. It comes out in loads which were not like that in years back just before I had a D and C three years back. I have been trying to get pregnant but to no avail and I suspect this coul...  Read Full »


Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fertilisation of ova requires a single sperm, and a normal male ejaculate contains millions of them. So sperm leakage should not be the only concern causing your subfertility. You need to go through some tests for you and your partner to rule out other causes as well. D...  Read Full »

Does spotting for the first time mean pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am on the pill Lo Loestrin, but I have not been consistently taking it. My last period was on the 25th of last month and my average cycle is around 28 days. My husband and I had unprotected sex on 5th and 6th. I noticed some dark brown discharge on my underwear. When I wiped, it was mix...  Read Full »


Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The spotting that you are experiencing is probably you have not taken the pill regularly and withdrawal due to that. You had unprotected sex on day 11 and spotting on day 16. I do not think it is implantation bleeding. However, if you are keen to know whether you are pr...  Read Full »

Will a myoma at 20 weeks of pregnancy affects the child's delivery?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 20 weeks pregnant, and we got an ultrasound done. The report shows a small myoma measuring 49x26 mm in the anterior wall of the uterus. Can you please see the attached report and evaluate her problem to me? What to do next? Are there any chances of complication during delive...  Read Full »


Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the ultrasound report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Myoma or fibroid are sometimes seen along with pregnancy. It is very tricky how myoma reacts with the pregnancy. The thing is that the chances of it increasing in size during pregnan...  Read Full »

Can PCOS cause light bleeding between periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female suffering from PCOS. I missed my last period and the month's end. I started getting light spotting, both brown and red in color, like a very light period. That has lasted for a few days until today. I also had protected sexual intercourse at this time but wondere...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Based on the information you have provided, I can offer some general guidance. If you have PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), it is possible that your menstrual cycle may be irregular, and you may experience light spotting or bleeding betwe...  Read Full »

One of my scans detected a faint heartbeat, and the other scan showed a fetal pole. Is it possible?

Query: Hi doctor, I am reaching out for a second opinion. I am pregnant and going to a free woman center. They were able to detect a faint heartbeat. But when I went to my doctor, they saw a fetal pole for the first time. The baby is measured as five weeks two days. But the sac is estimated around seven we...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. The rising hCG (human chorionic gonadotrophin) levels, which remain doubling in 48 hours, indicate a viable pregnancy as indicated by the arrival of the fetal pole. It is a growing pregnancy. The fetal heartbeat usually arrives by six to eight w...  Read Full »

I am experiencing periods with large clots. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex before five months, but then I got my period after 15 days. Then, I had no periods for the next four months. I had Femilon as a birth control medicine. Now, I have periods with large clots. A piece of it is still stuck in my vagina, and I am not able to pull it out. Please let ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Femilon is a combined oral contraceptive pill and hence, does not cause amenorrhea. But, you should ideally get menses during the sugar pill days. However, if no menses, then chances are there that you may have become pregnant, which I believe y...  Read Full »

Why am I having bleeding after TVS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 6 weeks pregnant. I had an internal scan today and the test was positive. But, now I have slight bleeding. Is it because of scan? Or did anything happen worse?  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If the pregnancy has been confirmed and there was no retroplacental clot or any placental separation noted today and the fetal heart beat was fine then it is likely that the slight bleeding in the form of spotting may be due to the frictional injury between the transvagi...  Read Full »

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