A vaginal ultrasound looks quite similar to an annual pelvic exam. The patient lies on her back with her feet placed in the stirrups. Some patients may be instructed to drink water before the visit.
In some cases, the doctor will use a sonohysterogram to introduce a sterile saline solution into the uterus.
It’s also important to ensure the patient is comfortable with having a transvaginal ultrasound. If you’ve never had an internal exam, and the first time is causing discomfort, consult your doctor to find out if there is another method to capture the needed images.