Can virgin transvaginal ultrasound be done?

Expert answer:

Not recommended the realization of the transvaginal ultrasound in woman virgin.

For a virgin woman, abdominal ultrasonography is indicated.

THE transvaginal ultrasonography is not the indicated for gynecological evaluation in virgin patients. When an assessment of the pelvic structures and organs is required, the physician may request the ultrasound for virgin women. This exam is also able to demonstrate structures such as the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, presence of pelvic mass, etc.

The loss of virginity is associated with disruption of the hymen during the first intercourse. During the transvaginal ultrasound, the doctor inserts the device into the patient's vagina and, if the hymen is intact, may rupture the membrane. Therefore, transvaginal ultrasonography is not recommended in virgin women.

If the woman is a virgin, it is important to inform the health professional that she may request other tests instead of transvaginal ultrasonography.