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Old 02-17-2003, 10:36 AM   #1
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ultra sound- question

I have been "lurking" here for about 2 weeks. I have really learned a lot from reading all the posts. <IMG SRC="">

Anyways... my dh and I are TTC and I am going to have an ultra sound next week so that the doctor can see if my ovaries are OK. (The doctor is checking because I am very irregular and this past month I have had a lot of cramping) I am concerned because the doctor did not tell me that I needed to have a "full" bladder at the appt. I always thought that your bladder needed to be FULL. Does anyone know for sure?
Thanks so much! <IMG SRC="">

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Old 02-17-2003, 10:54 AM   #2
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Re: ultra sound- question

Hello there Goodtimes and welcome! I was wondering the same thing? Perhaps you can call before your appointment? Then, let me know. By the way, how did you get them to give you an u/s? I want one too, I think I am going to bring that up to my Doctor on Thursday - I very late but my HPT's keep coming up negative! <IMG SRC=""> Take care!

Old 02-17-2003, 11:03 AM   #3
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U/S machines now are much more advanced and many of them are so that you don't need to have a full bladder. Some still require this however. If it wasn't mentioned to you then chances are that their equipment is accurate enough without needing to take that measure. That is good news since it can be quite ahrd to hold all that fluid while they press down on your abdomen with the scope! Good luck and I hope they find it is nothing. I had something similar at 18 and it ended up being tiny normal cycts and when they burst (which is also normal and most woman have these and don' even know it) it causes mild discomfort. They usually go away over time.

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Old 02-17-2003, 11:07 AM   #4
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I bet you are having a vaginal one and for those you do not need a full bladder. In fact they tell you to empty it before hand. Hope that helps.

Old 02-17-2003, 11:32 AM   #5
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Re: ultra sound- question

Thanks for the responses. <IMG SRC=""> I did not know that they have new u/s machines that do not require you to have a full bladder. That's awesome!

mommarican- Friday was my first appt. with my doctor since last year. I made the appt. because I was having a lot of cramping. During the visit I told her that I went off of BCP about 5 months ago and that this month I was TTC. Since going off the pill my cycle has been very irregular. (Which I know is very normal) She said that she wanted to do an u/s and check my ovaries because I could have some cysts. I just think she wants to be sure which makes me glad!

By the way... what else can they find out from an u/s?
Thanks again!

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