Transvaginal ultrasounds cause more cellular damage than transabdominal ultrasounds

Transvaginal ultrasounds cause more cellular damage than transabdominal ultrasounds

I wanted to reiterate a point brought up in previous post of:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11776185

Transvaginal ultrasound is closer to the fetus, offers more direct exposure, and is more invasive than transabdominal scanning. As a male I am degrees separated from this, but I would expect at least dinner and a date before this kind of treatment.

The process of transvaginal scanning can be very intrusive, leading to stress. Stress while pregnant has been correlated with a variety of negative health outcomes.

So, aside from being more physically harmful to cellular environments, it is more harmful on a grand scale because of stress (unless the lady is just into that kind of thing with strangers in lab coats)…

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