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lucieee Fri 12-Jun-20 20:40:37

Me and my partner have been trying for a baby for some time with no success. I'm due to go for an internal ultrasound next week to see if there are any obvious problems and just wanted to know what it's like. The idea creeps me out a bit!
Yanbu- it's ok
Yabu - it's awful

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megladon2020 Fri 12-Jun-20 20:42:41

Can't vote but I had ivf which entailed lots of internal ultrasounds. Honestly they were fine. Less uncomfortable than a smear. Hope it goes well

Newbie1999 Fri 12-Jun-20 20:43:25

Voting isn’t enabled, but it’s totally fine. Not sore, or even uncomfortable really.

TinyPigeon Fri 12-Jun-20 20:43:25

I found it much more comfortable than a smear test, really not that bad. It's easier the more relaxed you are also. flowers

FlamingoAndJohn Fri 12-Jun-20 20:43:42

I’ve had loads. It’s fine. Easier than a smear.

Lavenderpurple Fri 12-Jun-20 20:43:54

I found it totally fine. I’ve had a few (pregnancies, miscarriages etc).
They’ve always been very professional and discreet and it’s over quickly. It’s a bit like having a smear but you don’t have someone down ‘that’ end of the bed peering in.

Mumoftwoyoungkids Fri 12-Jun-20 20:45:01

It’s a bit weird when they put the condom on the probe thing. grin

ToriaPumpkin Fri 12-Jun-20 20:45:11

It wasn't pleasant but not awful either. Mine was for a host of gynae issues which included cervical erosion though so the cervix bumping was the worst part. No worse than a smear, and actually less invasive I felt!

OneForMeToo Fri 12-Jun-20 20:45:18

Yanbu. I’ve had a few due to losses. It’s a bit weird our trust uses the wind with gel on inside a condom with lube on. No worse than any other internal exam just sounds worse.

It’s nicknamed dildo cam between The people I talk to make it slightly less intimidating And as humorous as such as thing can be.

ViciousJackdaw Fri 12-Jun-20 20:45:24

I've had quite a few done and yes, it's a little odd BUT do remember that the sonographer does this sort of thing all day, every day. Also, it's for the greater good. I promise you this - it won't be anything like as bad as you imagine it will be. Hoping everything turns out well for you flowers

LokisLover Fri 12-Jun-20 20:46:22

Mine was fine too, I was talked through the process and it didn’t hurt. Smears are much worse.

babbaganoush Fri 12-Jun-20 20:46:30

I agree with previous posters. They are honestly not that bad, I find smears much more uncomfortable.

YouBoggleMyMind Fri 12-Jun-20 20:47:44

I've had plenty due to fertility treatment, it's not uncomfortable, just a little weird.

mollypuss1 Fri 12-Jun-20 20:48:25

I’ve had a few. It’s fine, doesn’t hurt at all. You can feel it, obviously, but more in a ‘there’s something up my flue’ sorta way rather than it being uncomfortable. They will cover your modesty with a gown/paper sheet.

I just feel a bit awkward lying there while they lube up a condom on ET’s finger ready for the probing.

Ilovewillow Fri 12-Jun-20 20:48:28

Can vote but both of my children were born following IVF, I also had IUI treatment so plenty of experience in this area. In my experience although not the nicest experience it was done with care dignity. If you have regular cervical smear tests done I would say they are worse. Good luck!

cologne4711 Fri 12-Jun-20 20:49:00

I had one about 8 years ago. It is completely fine, far less uncomfortable than a smear.

Fuckityfucksake Fri 12-Jun-20 20:49:13

Totally fine and doesn't hurt in the slightest.
Those I have had done, most recent being last year. The probe is covered in a condom and inserted. A little pressure/moving applied to enable them to see everywhere that they need to.
It doesn't take long.
Agree with others that it's a much more pleasant experience than a smear.

Mumoblue Fri 12-Jun-20 20:49:29

It's fine. I found it not dissimilar to a smear test but it was slightly less uncomfortable.

Though I will say, the nurses who did it told me that there was nothing amiss. Then my GP told me I actually have a heart shaped uterus, judging from the scan.

I dont know if the nurses weren't allowed to tell me or if they just didn't notice, but I always found it a bit odd!

xxKatie9806xx Fri 12-Jun-20 20:53:00

It’s absolutely fine. Wear a skirt/dress/long top that covers your modesty a little as it might make you feel a bit more comfortable.
You basically take bottom half off, jump on the bed, they’ll probably ask you to put your feet together with your knees out. It will feel cold as they insert but once it’s in it’s absolutely fine.

Laiste Fri 12-Jun-20 21:02:50

It's fine. I hate smear tests but wouldn't blink at having another ultra sound scan.

The shape of it is ... correct ... and there's no sensation of being stretched//poked/scraped like there is with a smear.

My tip for helping to relax your vaginal muscles is to ask for a moment, breathe and and try to first relax your jaw muscle. Let your shoulders drop and let your jaw go slack. Feel your teeth part. Then allow your vaginal muscles to relax. It should be easier to achieve it this this way.

Sounds mad, but it works. Don't know why.

RainbowMum11 Fri 12-Jun-20 21:03:15

It's absolutely fine, I had one once which was sprung upon me with no notice but it was fine, seriously.

mindutopia Fri 12-Jun-20 21:05:31

It's no big deal. Much easier than a smear or other pelvic exam.

whiplashy Fri 12-Jun-20 21:07:18

it’s totally fine

wouldthatbeworse Fri 12-Jun-20 21:09:19

They’re ok really. You may find it weird But the healthcare professional won’t. I’ve had a few and haven’t found it painful

WhatWouldChristineCagneyDo Fri 12-Jun-20 21:11:08

It was fine, I mean, I've had more fun on a tuesday afternoon but there was barely any discomfort at all (like a previous poster, I have cervical erosion so there was a brief moment of 'ouch' when my cervix was bumped.

I'd prefer it to a smear any day.

My one tip would be to take some tissues with you and maybe pop a liner or towel in your knickers afterwards, they use quite a lot of KY jelly type lubricant to make it more comfortable so it can be a bit messy afterwards. It's not a big deal though.

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