I'm getting an ultrasound later this morning to check out my plumbing after a recent miscarriage. It's a transvaginal ultrasound of my uterus, ovaries, and pelvic region, and I'm having it done at the hospital. They're having me drink 32 (!!!!) ounces of water an HOUR beforehand and I'm not allowed to pee. I'm a frequent pee girl and this is going to be agony for me. I remember this same hospital having me do this when I was pregnant too, which was worse.
Meanwhile, I've been to several fertility docs over the years (I have PCOS). None of them required a full bladder when I got ultrasounds in office, and they did them all the time. What gives? I would think a hospital would have more sophisticated equipment than an RE's office. I know that a full bladder makes it easier for them to see. But why do some require it and some don't? If it's not totally necessary I wish they wouldn't make me do it. And if it were completely necessary I would think that everyone would require it. Is it just that hospitals are more uptight? Is it a skill level issue, where the REs are better at knowing what they're looking at without the extra benefit of the full bladder?
I think if I had some explanation I would be less annoyed. Anyone had this explained to them?