(Closed) Anyone have a pelvic ultrasound?

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I just had one a couple of months ago and it was done with a probe. They want you to drink that much before the procedure because it is easier to get a read when your bladder is full. For me, and I am a big baby, it was less uncomfortable than getting a pap smear.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had one done not to long ago. For me I had a choice of doing either the saline solution on my abdomen with the wand or the probe. I couldn’t hold my pee long enough so they had to do the probe. A full bladder allows the tech to see your other organs better and they get a more clear visual. My tech told me the probe gave better imaging so I would have preferred it anyway.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’ve had several…everytime it is them using the probe/wand.  They will cover it with a glove or wand-condom and use KY.  It’s not big or anything.  It may be a little uncomfortable at times as they will angle it around while simultaneously pressing down on your ovaries and uterus to get good views.  Sometimes they ask me to have a full bladder and sometimes empty.  I think it may help them get a good view of a certain area if your bladder is full?  Sometimes they have asked me to start with a full bladder and then they will have me go to the bathroom, empty it, and continue on with the ultrasound. I’d say that mine on average last about 15 minutes.  🙂

 

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I just had a pelvic ultrasound for an ovarian cyst. I drank 32 ounces of water 1 1/2 hours before the ultrasound, it was all done externally (although I once had a trans-vaginal and it wasn’t too bad either), it didn’t hurt at all, other than when they pushed down over my cyst to measure it (yowza). I did feel a ton better once I was done and could empty my bladder … really the whole experience was no worse than when you need to hold it when you are out and about!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I find Ultrasounds very uncomfortable. I have PCOS and so I have had a few in my lifetime. They tell me to drink a ton of water and then push on my bladder for 10 min UGH – not cool.

I would choose an internal ultrasound or a pap smear any day over the pelvic ultrasound.

Sorry I don’t mean to scare you but they do suck. I think on my last one though my bladder was too full it was very painful to hold it in. So once you have to pee stop drinking.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

@beekiss2: It didn’t take too long at all. I think only about five or so minutes, but the doctor and the nurse were talking me through it, so it could have been a little longer. If they end up doing a biopsy down there, like they did to me, that will hurt. You will want someone in there to hold your hand and distract you. The probe didn’t hurt at all though.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@FMM: Weird you would say that because I would prefer the pelvic examine to a pap any day! Must be personal preference.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

@mrs.peters.to.be: Are you talking about an internal pelvic ultrasound or external? Because it sounds like you had internal because you couldn’t hold your bladder?

If that’s the case I agree with you – I would take an internal ultrasound over a pap and both over the external exam.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve had this done couple times before my myomectomy surgery to determine the size of my uterine fibroid. It was done with a probe. It’s no more uncomfortable than a regular OB/GYN exam. Hardest part for me was drinking the water and not being able to pee. The fibroid was pressing on my bladder and making me want to pee all the time anyways; I thought I was going to explode on that exam table during the ultrasound.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@FMM: I’ve had both internal and external. They definately have to put more pressure on you when it’s external so maybe that’s what you were reffering to. I had that done when I was 16 for a cyst adn still remember how uncomfortable I was. I just hate the speculum when getting a pap though, so I think it’s worse! lol.

To OP I would reccomend requesting an internal one if you can. I know in some circumstances you can choose depending on what they are looking for.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@beekiss2: “I’m not sure if they’re going to do the regular probe on belly or the transvaginal. ” For me they did both in the same session.

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