The doctor can also recommend TVS ultrasound during your pregnancy to check for possible miscarriage, monitor your baby’s heartbeat, and assess problems in the placenta.
You’ll feel slight pressure during the test
So, is TVS ultrasound painful? According to experts, it’s not. You will most likely feel a little discomfort when the doctor inserts the ultrasound probe, but generally, it doesn’t hurt.
For the record, only a small portion of the probe will be inserted. To help ease the pressure or discomfort, the doctor will wrap the wand with a condom and lubricant. You’ll also be asked to take a deep breath and relax to promote comfort.
You may or may not need to have a partially-full bladder for the test
For better visualization, you might need to have a partially-full bladder during your examination.
Try to drink at least 32 ounces or 946 ml of water (or any fluid) within an hour before the procedure; if you can, drink all the fluid within 30 minutes.
There are also instances when the doctor wants you to have an empty bladder. If that’s the case, you’ll simply have to go to the bathroom before the transvaginal UTZ.
The whole procedure only takes about 15 to 30 minutes