- 2 years ago
- Wedding: August 2012
i cant officially officially join this thread quite yet, but i go in for my first baseline/transvaginal ultrasound tomorrow.
Im freaking out for a number of reasons,
A. this is the first time i will have a male doctor (not that i truly care, but my husband is blissfully unaware, and im curious to see how he will react.)
B. with it being a baseline ultrasound, obviously this is happening on day 3 of AF, this is what is freaking me out the most. I am one that always has a heavy flow, and the thought of the procedure during this not so lovely time is making me even more nervous then ever.
Anyone bee’s been through this…?
Kslim13 : Note I wasn’t on CD 3 but when I first went to my new OB he had an ultrasound done, and I was still on my period. I was so embarrassed mainly because I wasn’t even sure I was getting the ultrasound that day. But it was fine! Really, the lady who did it just wiped the ultrasound wand off when she was done.
I’ve had 3. One on the last day of AF but they quickly wiped the wand off. I’m sure it doesn’t phase them whatsoever.
The weirdest one was when I was just ovulating and the male technician said “mmm your uterus is looking beautiful right now, get down to business with your husband asap.” Errr….thanks.
Kslim13 : i had a transvaginal US on CD4, but by then I was mostly just spotting (my flow is super heavy CD1 and 2, but often is medium or light by CD3/4.. this happened to be a lucky cycle). Sorry I wish I had more to say. I do remember the tech told me that she’s seen it all when I apologized for the little bit of spotting, saying some people come in with super heavy bleeds.. so you won’t be the first.
Kslim13 : I went from a female RE to a male RE, but by that time, I’d lost all sense of modesty. I figure they’ve seen it all and then some and just didn’t care. I even joked after our first FET afterwards to my husband and said to him “so how’d it feel to see another dude up in my business trying to get me knocked up?”. Same thing goes for the blood, I’m sure they’ve seen it all and it should remain very professional.
EllyAnne : Now THAT is unprofessional and WEIRD. Was there a female nurse in the room too?? I had a male ultrasound tech and I felt like he was EXTRA careful not to offend or seem at all creepy. And when he got to actually doing the ultrasound part after setting up, he informed me that as a male, he had to have a female nurse present and went to get one.
YAY! my GP ordered all my blood tests for this Friday! I’ll be getting Day 3 FSH level, Day 3 Estradiol level, Progesterone level, Testosterone level, Fasting blood glucose, and Antimullerian hormone level.
I’m going to just cancel my OB appt. and go straight ot the RE in Feb… I really am not sure the point of going to the OB.
amanda1988 : i dont know. Havent decided yet, i still thinks its good practice to get a yearly pap smear and hiv/std testing (yes, im married, but i dont ever think its a bad thing to get yourself tested regardless of the situation) i usually only go twice a year anyways, maybe ill drop it down to one visit this year.
I had heavy spotting during my transvaginal ultrasound, its really not a problem, they are totally used to it. My clinic puts a condom on.the wand, and just dispose of that…is that not the norm?!
pinkshoes : Yes there has to be a female nurse present by law I believe, she was on the other side of the curtain. I don’t embarass easily but it’s quite a vulnerable position to be in. Couldn’t exactly hop off the wand lol.
MrsG2BIre : Yes, that’s been the same with the three I had. I think I’d feel the same if I was bleeding heavily but like you say, they’re completely used to it.