Infertility is a cause of immense stress to couples, families and relatives. The emotional, physiological, psychological, sexual, social, and financial burden of infertility on the family, are enormous. Now a days, there are various methods in which one can deal with infertility, and having a TV scan done is one of those method.
What is TV Sonography?
A transvaginal ultrasound scan also known as TV Sonography is a key fertility procedure if you are planning to have a baby. Most women have their first scan (abdominal, not vaginal) at the 12-week mark, once they’re pregnant. But not everyone gets pregnant. And there’s often a physical reason why they don’t. A TV scan is a very safe and effective way to have a thorough check on your cervix, uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries. You want them in peak reproductive order.
How is ultrasound (sonography) used for treating infertility?
Ultrasound or sonography has helped revolutionize our approach to the infertile patient. Ultrasound machines are quite useful and helps the doctor "image" or see structures in the female pelvis. The Ultrasound uses very high frequency sound waves much like the SONAR machines used in ships for detecting submarines underwater. Ultrasound machines today are all real-time machines, which give dynamic images.
Fertility patients have routine transvaginal ultrasounds during treatment cycles. For women planning a family naturally, get scanning too.
So, what happens during a transvaginal sonography?
A probe, lubricated with gel and covered by a condom, is inserted about three inches into your vagina. Not as scary as it sounds. It’s all over in 15 minutes. The procedure is usually painless.
What exactly does a TV sonography look for?
- Find those fibroids.
- See those cysts.
- Having a look at that lining.
- Follow those follicles.
- Conception checker.
- Home in on that hydrosalpinx.
- Pounce on your PID.
- Cross off cancer.