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Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Review of the literature reveals little evidence to prove the efficacy of urethral dilatation for adult women with various lower urinary tract complaints.
Urethral sounds are deed to be inserted into the male or female urethra, for the purpose of stretching or unblocking a stricture. There are a of different types of urethral sounds:. These sounds are intended for probing a woman's uterus through the cervixto measure the length and direction of the cervical canal and uterus.
Dilators are primarily used to open and dilate the cervix to gain access to the uterine cavity, but can also be used as sounds. Uterine sounding may be performed prior to embryo transfer to determine the uterine depth and how easily an embryo transfer catheter can be passed through the cervix. In this case, it may also be called a trial transfer.
This reduces the risk of perforating the uterus with the IUD. This may occur when the IUD is inserted too deeply or at the wrong angle. This article is about the medical instrument. For information about sound waves, see Sound.
Main article: Urethral sounding. The root of the words is Germanicbut Modern English borrowed from French sonde in producing the modern forms, in both loanword and anglicised versions. Today a sonde can be any of various probes for exploring the seathe atmospherethe human bodyor other animal bodies for example, a sondes for water qualityradiosondesrocketsondesurethral sondes.
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