What does a vaginal ultrasound test for?
A vaginal ultrasound lets the doctor or ultrasound technologist (sonographer) see and measure the fetus. You might even discover if you are pregnant with twins or triplets. It also allows the doctor or sonographer to look at your vagina, placenta, cervix, fallopian tubes, uterus and ovaries.
A vaginal ultrasound can be used as well as, or instead of, the standard abdominal ultrasound in which the probe is put on your belly.
Why is a vaginal ultrasound recommended?
A vaginal ultrasound will be recommended when your doctor or midwife wants a clearer diagnostic image than the one they can get through a standard abdominal ultrasound.