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Old 04-05-2006, 09:07 AM   #1
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types if ultrasounds

i'm full of questions.

I heard that at the begining of pregnancy they do a vaginal ultrasound? Is this true for Canada? How far along does this apply to?

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Old 04-05-2006, 09:54 AM   #2
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Re: types if ultrasounds

me too...having my first appt next tuesday and was hoping they'd do some type of ultrasound just to assure me.

is this typical? will they do blood or a urnine test and will they tell me right then and there that i am in fact preg?

Old 04-05-2006, 10:04 AM   #3
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Re: types if ultrasounds

I think it depends on your doc and if there are any aigns there is something wrong..i havent heard of a lot of ppl having vaginal ultrasounds unless there is something wrong or they can not detect a heartbeat..i live in pa. and here they do regular 2-D(i think) ultrasounds. I had my first doc. appt. when i was 9 weeks and had an ultrasound when i was 10 weeks..then i had another ultrasound at 17 weeks and had blood work with that..and i have to pee in a cup at every doc. appointment!

Old 04-05-2006, 10:14 AM   #4
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Re: types if ultrasounds

I'm from Canada and had a regular ultrasound done when I was 8wks. My friend lives in US and had a vaginal ultrasound done when she was 8wks.

I think it depends on the doc, also, when you are early in pregnancy it is easier to see things with a vaginal ultrasound.

Old 04-05-2006, 10:34 AM   #5
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Re: types if ultrasounds

When i was 10 weeks they actually did both. First the regular, but i guess they didnt see enough, so then they did a vaginal. it wasnt painful or anything. Actually, i thought it was easier than the vaginal exams they do yearly.

I've had to pee in a cup everytime as well (i've just started drinking a full cup of water as i walk into the docs office...takes the pressure off) but the only blood work i've done was my first appointment, and for the quad screen.

At my first appointment I had the US (which I could clearly see the peanut shape), then urine test, blood test, and vaginal exam.

Old 04-05-2006, 11:17 AM   #6
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Re: types if ultrasounds

I, too, am from Canada. Usually they don't do a vaginal u/s or any u/s before 10 weeks unless there is complications or there is a history of complications or you are very unsure of your dates. I had a m/c last spring so as soon as I saw my dr this time (at about 5 weeks) they ordered one. I went at 5.5 weeks and they did both 2D and vaginal. Neither showed a heartbeat as it was too early. Due to this though my midwife ordered another at 10.5 weeks. It was a 2D and it showed everything. I then had my regular 2D one at 19 weeks.

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