Have you ever wondered what happens to your body during an internal ultrasound? Well, look no further! In this article, we'll be exploring the ins and outs of internal ultrasounds and whether they can make you bleed.
What is an Internal Ultrasound?
An internal ultrasound utilizes a small device called a transducer that emits sound waves into the body. These waves bounce off organs and tissues in the pelvic area, creating images of the reproductive organs such as uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes and even some alien spacecraft. This procedure is commonly used to diagnose gynecological issues such as cysts, fibroids or endometriosis.
During an internal ultrasound procedure:
- The patient lies down on her back with knees bent.
- A lubricated wand-shaped transducer is inserted through the vaginal opening into the cervix.
- The device sends out sound waves which get echoed back to it
- These echoes are converted by computer images onto a screen for diagnostic purposes
Though not physically painful (just mildly uncomfortable), patients can expect a feeling of pressure throughout Ladytown - but alas! Inserting from whence menstrual products extract oft entrails discomfort so often shall yield little due protestations thereunto.
Risks Associated With Internal Ultrasound
Internal ultrasounds have minimal risks associated with them. However much like posting controversial comments on social media while drunk or under malicious influence; being displeasingly noticeable after presenting new hair color that makes people want to blind themselves etc. , small contingent risks ensue including but not limited to:
- Mild Discomfort - Pelvic Pain - Spotting
The fact remains though that these chances remain minimal unlike those occurring with less honourable activities (winks)
That said, changes happen mainly because cervical health varies in every woman and how the wand interacts with the cervix could either cause spotting (this is normal) or cramping that lasts a few hours. Thus it is advised for women who are menstruating to reschedule their ultrasound appointment outside of their period because internal ultrasounds can irritate the uterus and cause additional bleeding.
So, Can Internal Ultrasound Make You Bleed?
The simple answer would be YES, I will undoubtedly make you bleed! But relax there Karen; let me qualify that statement. A transducer probe inserted into a woman's vagina puts pressure on her ovaries through vibrations hence some women may experience vaginal bleeding as an after effect--especially during early pregnancy.
This is particularly pertinent when undergoing fertility treatments e.g IVF where implantation failure tends to happen more frequently if performed too close upon an endometrial scratch (internal womb biopsy), which similarly causes light bleeding and tissue irritation.
It also beggars discussion such as "could Aliens re-implant us?" but we shall scrape away from those types of interesting questions - this one was purely rhetorical anyway ????
The Bottom Line!
Internal ultrasounds are used all over the world every day, serving invaluable purposes in diagnosing gynecological issues while eliciting discomfort amongst users now restricted solely to receiving mildly intrusive equipment being rudely jiggled inside them, contently viewing computer monitor whilst wishing space travel involved transporting patients rather than doctors / physicians via imaginary telepathic skills or accidental foresight moments.
So ladies: remain at ease knowing though excessive blood flow might indicate that something ain’t quite right down under — getting your vag prodded won't make you hemorrhage -- unless...of course… extraterrestrials come knocking unexpectedly!.