transvaginal probe which is also called endovaginal ultrasound is a type of pelvic ultrasound used by doctors to examine female reproductive organs. This includes the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, cervix, and vagina.
Unlike a regular abdominal or pelvic ultrasound, where the ultrasound wand (transducer) rests on the outside of the pelvis, this procedure involves your doctor or a technician inserting an ultrasound probe about 2 or 3 inches into your vaginal canal.
This Ultrasound is a safe and painless procedure that uses sound waves to “see” inside your body and create detailed images which the physician can study.
Transvaginal ultrasounds can check for:
the shape, position, and size of the ovaries and uterus
the thickness and length of the cervix
blood flow through the organs in the pelvis
the shape of the bladder and any changes
the thickness and presence of fluids near the bladder or in the: