This study reports that transvaginal ultrasound for 10 minutes was detected to disrupt some cellular structures. As well, it was detected that superoxide dismutase(SOD) levels decreased. SOD is an enzyme responsible to getting rid of free radicals.
The conclusion of the paper reads: It is recommended that sonographic examination should be done through abdominal approach for shorter than 10 minutes during early stage of pregnancy.
They surmise transabdominal ultrasound may be safer than transvaginal with this conclusion. This is possible because transvaginal ultrasound is closer to the fetus, offers more direct exposure, and is more invasive than transabdominal scanning. That in itself can be stressful for the lady.
Here’s hoping Scott Walker reads this.
- A Conservative vision for America – ‘Scott Walker Endorses Mandating Transvaginal Ultrasounds And Shutting Down Abortion Clinics’ (thelastofthemillenniums.wordpress.com)