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Ultrasound appointment

Update on my appointment. I have had a letter about my appointment in January and it says it will be a transvaginal ultrasound, what does this involve? Im assuming it’s better than a normal ultrasound? Xx

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It’s to get a more accurate image of your womb and ovaries, compared to abdominal. They will insert a camera into vagina. It’s not painful just a bit uncomfortable x

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So this is better then. Hopefully they can rule out a few things? X

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It can only see so much but will give them an idea. x

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What does it actually check for? Xx

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They'll be able to look at your uterus, endometrial lining, ovaries, follicles or any cysts on your ovaries. Just a general look around your internal lady organs. Good luck, its not sore and you soon get used to it.xx

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It’s basically an internal ultrasound. We affectionately call the camera attached to the end of a wand, the dildo cam 😂 It isn’t at all painful although it can be a tad uncomfortable. You will have many, many, many dildo cam experiences with ivf xx

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😂😂 well hopefully I don’t have to go down that route. I ovulate on the day my appointment is 🧐 will that affect anything xx

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No. I’m sure they’ll still be able to see whatever it is they’re checking for, perhaps your follicles or something xx

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I was ovulating during my first ever scan before we were referred, they pointed it out to me, was actually quite interesting ☺

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I just want to make sure it won’t affect any effort put in that month 😂

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It definitely won't 😂

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Good news 😂

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I much prefer dildo cameras than abdominal as the pressure when you need a wee they’re pushing down can’t bear it. Transvag is much easier not uncomfortable or painful.

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