Post # 1
Hello TTCers, I am not yet at the point of TTCing but had a check up with my Gyno today and she did a vaginal ultra sound where she showed me which ovary ws about to ovulate. Basically, I have been off the pill for over a year fter many years on so she ws confirming that I ws ovulating when I got my period. It really made me feel better for future TTC and was interesting to see even if it grosses me out bit to see internl organs. However, it also got me wondering if this is a normal step in the process. Can anyone tell me, have you had a vaginal ultra sound before TTCing? Was it helpful? Did your Dr. see ovultion and still you had trouble becoming pregnant?
Post # 3
Nope, never had a vaginal ultrasound but it sounds kinda neat! I knew I was ovulating normally after coming off the pill because I was charting.
I haven’t seen an actual gyn in years and my PCP wasn’t very helpful when I told her we’d be TTC. She told me I could start prenatals whenever I wanted and sent me on my way!
Post # 4
I only had one when I had my miscarriage. It was the worst day ever, emotionally.
Anyways, I was just watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Khloe and Kim had this done! I beleive it is becoming more “normal.”
Post # 5
I did not but I would like to!
Im suppose to go see my Gyno next month, is this something I can ask her to do?
Post # 6
I had one a little ovef a year ago because they thought I had cysts on my ovaries.
Post # 7
@slicey19: I did not. But I think it’s becoming more and more popular. I think now they use(d) it primarily to treat IF patient for monitoring how injectibles or other fertility meds are working but now are moving toward doing it before hand.
Post # 8
If you have some sort of symptoms (abnormal bleeding, cramping, etc) then they may be more likely, but I’m not sure you can elect for it unless you pay out of pocket for it. It’s not too expensive in the grand scheme of TTC, I think mine was 196.
Post # 9
I had a vaginal ultra sound at 8 weeks pregnant, but not before/while TTC.
Post # 10
I had one, only because we suspected a cyst, which turned out to be the case. No big deal.
Post # 11
Thanks for the responses, I don’t know why but I find this really interesting. I have no idea how normal or popular they are. My Dr. who is in Germany, had explained that she has the machine and the ability to use it so she thinks it is best to check every few years if there is a change or concern. I did have to pay extra of it but it was not a lot (40 EUR) and it really did give me peace of mind to know I was ovulating and there were no cysts or other issues. It seems like it would be a first step in the TTC process if conception is not happening as it is an immediate result.
Post # 12
@slicey19: I didn’t have before Ttc but in hindsight I wish I had. I went about 7 mths thinkIng iwas ovulating normally. I know get internal u/s each cycle bc I’m on clomid. I also had several done due to an ectopic pregnancy that ended with mc. That wasn’t a good experience. But under better circumstances it is very neat to see what is happening.
Post # 13
I had one at 5w pregnant, but never had one before TTC.
Post # 14
I had one back in January! I went in to have some bloodwork done and to see if we were going to start another round of clomid and my Dr. went ahead and had me do one to see if everything looked like it was working, which at the time she said it looked like I was getting ready to ovulate, which I wasn’t doing beforehand. Wasn’t painful at all until after the procedure and then I had cramping, but nothing that some tylenol didn’t help!
Post # 15
I had one done. Thought I was pregnant but resulted in a cyst in my ovaries
Post # 16
I didn’t have it done, but the last time I was at the doctor I was still on pill.
If you are interested in having more information about TTC, you might want to look into charting. Its not for everyone, but I find it really reassuring to see the thermal shift at ovulation every month. I was very nervous it would take a long time after going off the pill so it was good peace of mind, like what you said.