It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Phobias Message Board

Ultrasound phobia...

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-23-2007, 10:07 AM   #1
Senior Veteran
LauraLu's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Gettysburg, PA
Posts: 1,105
LauraLu HB UserLauraLu HB User
Ultrasound phobia...

Hi everyone,
I am having my first ultrasound on the 1st. However, here is my problem: I have the bladder the size of a walnut. How on earth will I ever drink so much water and not wet myself??? Any solutions/advice? Thanks so much!

EDD ~ 7/27/07

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 02-23-2007, 10:23 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,258
jmcummins3 HB User
Re: Ultrasound phobia...

They need your bladder to be full for the ultrasound, as uncomfortable as it is. If they say to drink the water an hour before your appointment, try pushing it by 15 minutes to 45 minutes before. Normally they tell you to drink a lot more water than you actually need to. I think they tell you something like 24-32 ounces. If you can get at least 16 ounces, you're doing good. It's till a lot of water and uncomfortable, but it's necessary. Good luck with your ultrasound!

Old 02-23-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: ON
Posts: 180
Candy_Girl HB User
Re: Ultrasound phobia...

I learned my lesson from my first pregnancy. For DD, I drank the full 4 cups they recommended and almost burst. I was in so much pain by the time I got to the clinic I couldn't stand up straight.

For this pregnancy, I've only drunk 2-3 cups prior to the test so I wouldn't feel full until I get there (it's a 30-45 min drive). If drinking less doesn't work for you, just wear a thick pad and if you leak, you leak. Who's going to know

Old 02-23-2007, 10:57 AM   #4
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Posts: 57
CCinVB HB User
Re: Ultrasound phobia...

Ive never had to drink any water and I have had like 4 so far. They even let me use the restroom before I had mine.... And mine were just fine????

Old 02-23-2007, 11:43 AM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2006
Location: tennessee
Posts: 174
shawnaslover HB User
Re: Ultrasound phobia...

On my last ultrasound I followed all of the drinking instructions. However while walking into the office I nearly peed on myself. I said forget this so I went to the restroom and relieved myself just a bit which was about 30min before appt. The ultrasound turned out fine. I think alot of depends on the woman's body size. I have heard if the woman is small the ultrasound will be a bit more clearer. Who knows? I wouldn't make myself that uncomfortable though.

Old 02-23-2007, 11:43 AM   #6
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 1,227
Delia79 HB User
Re: Ultrasound phobia...

I didn't have to drink any water either. I had to eat a nutritional meal an hour before, but no drinking water. Actually in the middle of my u/s they made me go to the bathroom because my bladder was getting too full.

Old 02-23-2007, 06:51 PM   #7
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 988
neshee HB User
Re: Ultrasound phobia...

Like above, for my DD I did exactly what they said. I was in tears going into the u/s! This pregnancy I have already had to have 2 u/s. I drank the water, BUT went to the bathroom 1/2 hour before the test. This helped tremendously! As long as your bladder is partially full when you have the u/s you will be fine. Good luck!

Old 02-23-2007, 07:51 PM   #8
Senior Veteran
LauraLu's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Gettysburg, PA
Posts: 1,105
LauraLu HB UserLauraLu HB User
Re: Ultrasound phobia...

Thank you ladies for all of your helpful replies. I think I'm feeling a little bit better about this now! I'll keep you posted!

Old 02-24-2007, 12:43 PM   #9
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Memphis,TN, USA
Posts: 375
LotusAwakening HB User
Re: Ultrasound phobia...

I am 29 weeks and have had 3 u/s. I have never been told to drink water before one was done and everything was visible and they could do and see everything they needed. This is actually the first time i've heard of drinking water before one. It must be a doctors preference. So, if you can't drink that much water, don't. They will still be able to do it.

Old 02-25-2007, 08:15 PM   #10
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 227
kimb0091 HB User
Re: Ultrasound phobia...

I've had 5 ultra sounds so far, and they haven't once said that I need to drink anything beforehand. All have worked out great.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
I think I have Social Phobia of some kind OrangeBox Phobias 14 07-30-2010 10:18 AM
Can Someone Please Help Me With This Fear (Or Phobia) Fourteen12 Phobias 4 04-28-2008 04:36 AM
I bet you all I have the weirdest phobia Mike in LA Phobias 102 10-25-2007 07:10 PM
11 y/o Child W/anxiety disorder/school phobia/fear of father's death HaysKidsMom Phobias 10 02-19-2007 05:59 PM
uk citizen, depressed, embarrassed, dental phobia, bad teeth. high4impact75 Phobias 2 01-07-2007 07:07 AM
Do you have EXTREME dental Phobia? Meg82 Phobias 62 04-24-2006 03:50 PM
Recommendation for people who have Social Phobia Ken454 Phobias 3 09-20-2004 05:20 PM
Overcoming an intense phobia Dark Stranger Phobias 6 06-26-2004 04:09 AM
Strangest phobia ever... housemum Phobias 8 11-05-2003 06:21 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:20 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!