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Tomorrow I'm scheduled for an ultrasound, I was just wondering if at 8wks3days it'll be trans-vaginal or normal? Google is failing me on this info.<br><br>
I had one at 7wks with last pregnancy and it was vaginal...wow, unpleasant experience.<br><br>
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At this point in pregnancy, I think it's pretty easy for them to do the ultrasound abdominally. Good luck <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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Be prepared for both, and let us know what happens!
 

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My DR does vag. until 10 weeks.
 

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WHY?!?!? do they need to do transvaginal exams so long? Ick! Ick! Ick! I've got an appointment here this morning and I hope he doesn't stick me with the wand again.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/Bolt.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bolt">
 

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I had a u/s at 7ks 5 days. They tried to do abdominal but I'm quite 'fluffy' so they needed to switch to the vag. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br>
Hearing the heartbeat was worth the humiliation though!
 

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I just had one at 9 weeks and he said usually less than 12 wks they recommend vaginal. Was totally unprepared for THAT. He tried with abdominal but wanted better view.<br>
Having a full bladder might give you a better chance with abdominal
 

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I had my first U/S at less than 7 weeks and they did it abdominally and we could see everything just fine. I was glad they did it this way because DH would be a bit weirded out by the vag u/s and he wanted to be there.<br><br>
You can ask them to try abdominal first and if it's not good enough, then they can resort to poking and prodding your insides. Yeck.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was glad they did it this way because DH would be a bit weirded out by the vag u/s and he wanted to be there.</div>
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I honestly don't worry about what my partner thinks of the u/s technique. <b>I'M</b> the one who gets wierded out everytime my doc waves his magic wand. EWWWWWWW!!!!!
 

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I got pregnant and am still under the care of a fertility Dr. The transvaginal u/s is like my BFF. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Yesterday was awesome, they thought there were 2 sacs so I easily had that thing inside me for 20 minutes. It was awesome.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><br>
I was expecting to see my tonsils at any moment.
 

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I had a great u/s tech (she's also a good friend, so I'm biased.) I'm fluffy, and she was still able to see the baby and the heartbeat adequately via abdominal u/s. However, she noticed something she wanted to get a clearer picture on (turns out I have a bicornuate uterus), so we did end up having to break out the dildo-cam. Luckily, though, she lets her patients self-insert, so there's no contact or lack of modesty, since it's really long and she's holding the other end.
 

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I had an U/S yesterday and I am "fluffy" too, she easily saw everything and heard the hb, I was very surprised, I'm 8w. BUT I requested the internal scan!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">I wanted more detail and I got it. What was a blob w/a flicker on the external was a gummy bear with little legs and arms on the internal....it measured differently too. That's what I wanted, detail, to calm my nerves. She also lets you self insert so it's not so uh...uncomfortable and honestly I don't find it all that uncomfortable physically, I mean, you kind of have to get used to it when you are having a baby!<br><br>
As far as dh being there, he has seen everything so I don't care. Isn't that how we got here in the first place? He doesn't care either as far as I know!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"> It's not like he's sitting at my feet...that would be a little strange!
 

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dildo-cam! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/spitdrink.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="spitdrink"> OMG, I just get the willies whenever I think of that horrible, evil device!
 

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Oh and one other thought, I would be very, very uncomfortable if it was a male doing the procedure, I have never had a male doctor and when I go to the imaging center I request a female. I know that helps me a lot with my comfort level!
 

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I've almost always had vaginal u/s before 10 weeks. The alternative has never been pleasant. Twice before they have used a catheter to fill up my bladder for me in order to do an abdominal u/s. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><br><br>
I don't really mind the "dildo cam" too much since the u/s tech has always let me insert it myself.
 
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