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To physically cringe at the word "dildocam" being used for the transvaginal ultrasound?

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MrBloomsNursery Tue 04-Oct-11 22:14:43

I've seen this word used quite alot on the pregnancy boards and other places. Ugh I just hate it..I shudder when I have the displeasure of reading it. What an unholy and vile word.

It's not a dildo. It's a bloody probe. I don't see any vibrating bits on the end of it to give the woman pleasure when she's having a scan.


AuntiePickleBottom Tue 04-Oct-11 22:17:41

pmsl at that phaze.

TheTenantOfWildfellHall Tue 04-Oct-11 22:17:47

Eeewwww. YANBU. That's gross!

Malificence Tue 04-Oct-11 22:19:18

A dildo and a vibrator are different things <pedant>
You're not wrong though, it's a horrible term for a medical instrument.

spookshowangellovesit Tue 04-Oct-11 22:23:24

me and my dp both pissed ourselves at reading dildocam first time of hearing it for both of us. have to agree with previous poster, dildos do not vibrate.

BagofHolly Tue 04-Oct-11 22:24:28

I think I've had over 40 transvaginal scans and have never even thought about what they're called! I think I've always been concentrating on clenching my pelvic floor to avoid the mortifyingly uncontrollable and unavoidably wet-sounding fanny trumps. Or I've been praying that the operator knows what he's doing and that I wasn't going to get the bloke we called The Jedi, cos he waved it around like a light-sabre.

MrBloomsNursery Tue 04-Oct-11 22:30:13

Okay, dildos don't vibrate, but I was just trying to make a point.

I'll change it to "I don't see women gaining any pleasure when it's inserted into her vagina"

What a stupid moronic word.

kelly2000 Tue 04-Oct-11 22:33:29

never heard that phrase, sounds like a term someone on big brother or shamless would use.

kat2504 Tue 04-Oct-11 22:38:18

Many people who use it have gone through a whole battery of infertility tests, investigations for recurrent miscarriage etc etc etc.
In my experience, and I do use it myself, we are using it to inject a bit of light humour into a fairly depressing situation. Obviously nobody is getting any pleasure at the time of it being performed.
When you are on a thread which is often full of worry and bad news and so on, a bit of black humour is helpful to some.

BagofHolly Tue 04-Oct-11 22:41:06

Agree, kat2504. Suppositories? Bumbullets, obviously!

MrBloomsNursery Tue 04-Oct-11 22:48:34

Yes I can understand where you're coming from kat2504, but it just sounds so crass...unless it's a private joke that I just don't get? Mind you, I've also had my fair share of internal scans too.

grin bumbullets!!

kat2504 Tue 04-Oct-11 22:50:16

I imagine they can use the probe rectally for non-obstetric type scans. I am trying to think of a really crass term for that......

BagofHolly Tue 04-Oct-11 22:50:53

How about Swizzlecam?

What would Jane Austen call it? grin

Kelly2000 - "never heard that phrase, sounds like a term someone on big brother or shamless would use."

Oh God, don't give the makers of Big Brother any ideas. They'd do anything to keep a viewer.

I was going to suggest the same thing as kat2504. Some people make a horrible experience a bit more bearable by laughing at it with a bit of gallows humour.

LynetteScavo Tue 04-Oct-11 22:57:55

As long as the person actually carrying out the procedure doesn't call it a "dildocam", I can handle it.

I mean, can you imagine the consultant, wearing a white coat, wielding the ultrasound thingy (probe sounds really rude!), you on your back terrified they wont find anything and the consultant uses the word "dildocam". It would be horrific.... but it is kind of a funny word. grin

BagofHolly Tue 04-Oct-11 23:07:30

Yep I'd leg it if the medic used that term!

eurochick Tue 04-Oct-11 23:14:07

It looks like a dildo and it goes where a dildo goes! And whilst not strictly a camera it does work to produce images so it seems pretty accurate to me.

And what kat said about the black humour. Of course no one gets pleasure from it. But I find it helps to take a humorous approach to someone approaching me with something resembling a dildo, putting a condom on it, covering it in lube and shoving it up my fanjo! Frankly after putting up with that a few times I will call it what I damned well like!

A1980 Tue 04-Oct-11 23:37:10

It looks like a dildo and it goes where a dildo goes! And whilst not strictly a camera it does work to produce images so it seems pretty accurate to me.

Nothing of the sort, it's too thin to be a dildo. Also it takes pictures of the female parts so how about cuntcam. It has more a ring to it. grin

Just kidding.....!

AnyFucker Tue 04-Oct-11 23:46:13

to be even more precise, it is a uterusandfallopiantubescam

it makes no images of the vaginal passage at all

A1980 Tue 04-Oct-11 23:49:41

^ Indeed anyfucker! But the pics are obtained via the vagina so I guess you could call it c***cam grin

Lets not forget ovarycam too, I have some pics of my ovaries taken via TVU.

AnyFucker Tue 04-Oct-11 23:53:16

yes, ovaries too, I forgot them little buggers

AitchTwoOh Wed 05-Oct-11 00:02:03

i do prefer fannycam myself but as someone who has been told of two ectopic pregnancies while using them, i would reserve the right to call them whatever i wanted. bit of dark humour at a dark time, fair enough.

AnyFucker Wed 05-Oct-11 00:12:44

at least fannycam doesn't imply it's possible alternative use as a sex toy grin

AitchTwoOh Wed 05-Oct-11 00:15:48

tru dat. grin

pigletmania Wed 05-Oct-11 00:36:09

I know, ive read it on the MC boards its a bit cringeworthy. I prefer fanny cam.

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