What if you’re not comfortable having your cervix examined?
What if your symptoms aren’t exactly what you expected?
If that’s you, or if you are just wondering how to get your cervicovaginal examination done, then the pelvic ultrasound is your answer.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has developed guidelines for women who want to have their cervicoves examined, but don’t want to go through an invasive procedure.
The process is usually a simple and straightforward procedure, but it can sometimes take a bit longer than anticipated.
This article gives you the tips you need to be ready to have your pelvic ultrasound, including how to prepare and how to make the procedure comfortable.1.
Get a copy of the ultrasound guide What should you do to prepare?
You need to have the following items ready for the ultrasound procedure: a copy for the doctor, a copy from the obstetrician or midwife, a signed consent form, a printed copy of your ultrasound guide, and the consent form from the physician.2.
Check your insurance plan and get a copy.
Get your insurance company to sign off on your ultrasound procedure, and you can check your plan online at www.insure.gov.
It’s also a good idea to have some sort of notice on your insurance to let you know when you can expect to get billed.3.
Make sure you have insurance.
If you don’t have insurance, the procedure can be covered under your state’s insurance policies.4.
Have a pre-purchase checklist to help you prepare and have everything ready.
If the procedure is going to be delayed, it may be worth checking with your insurance provider.5.
If there is a problem with the scan, talk to your doctor.
Your doctor can take notes during the scan so that you know what the problem is and what the options are.6.
Prepare for your appointment.
After your scan, you’ll get a questionnaire about the procedure and the procedure itself.
Ask your doctor about how long you’ll be able to have an ultrasound and about the size of your cervis.7.
Make your appointment if you have an appointment, but not when you need one.
If your provider doesn’t have an office for you, you can ask for one.8.
Bring your paperwork to your appointment, and bring it to your room.
This is where you will have your appointment with the provider, and where you’ll have your sample.9.
If it’s going to take more than five minutes, you may want to bring a copy and ask the doctor if it’s ok to give it to you.10.
If they’re OK with that, bring it back to your exam room and ask them to look at it.
If that doesn’t work, go back to the office.11.
Do the exam.
After the ultrasound, your doctor may ask you to do the test you asked them to do, or to record it.
You should ask your doctor how you got the sample from the doctor.12.
Get the scan results.
Your cervix is in your abdomen and your cervico-vaginal space is a pouch.
If a doctor has a sample, they can get it from your cervist.
You can ask them if you want to do a vaginal exam with a special instrument.
If so, you should take the sample with you.
If not, you will need to bring it with you to your next appointment.13.
Have your sample taken.
If their sample isn’t sterile, they may ask for it from you.
You’ll have to take the samples with you and have it taken in the lab.
The sample will be stored for a few days in a sterile place until it can be processed and sent to your hospital.14.
Have the scan.
Your healthcare provider will want to read your scan before they can give you the results.15.
Do a preoperative checkup.
This includes checking for any problems or signs of infection that might indicate something is wrong.
They may also want to take a blood test to check for antibodies.16.
Your health care provider will probably ask you what you need for the next few days to recover and to do things you want them to.
You’re also likely to want to make sure you’re eating right, exercising, getting enough sleep, and getting regular checkups.
You might also want a checkup after your procedure.
This might include getting an x-ray or other test.