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vaginal scan during period

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Reastie Fri 22-Aug-14 12:56:13

Have just got apt through for an internal scan. Have been waiting a while for it but the day it's on is the day my period it due (typical!). The blurb says you have it done whether you have your period or not, but I have one really heavy day period wise a month where I can get flooding. The thought of a scan if that is the day is rather erksome.

Letter says you can't change apt apart from extreme circumstances so I don't want to change it (and indeed want it done) so I guess I'm just checking this is OK and will they be appalled if I'm having a heavy period day and it all gets really messy? I'm feeling mortified at the thought already blush

Boysclothes Fri 22-Aug-14 12:57:52

It will be fine. I've had several vaginal scans whilst bleeding. Just tell them you are bleeding heavily when you go in and they'll put an inco underneath you. Don't worry.

Reastie Fri 22-Aug-14 12:58:30

don't they mind? It must be pretty yucky for them? I guess at least they won't have to use the lube

Boysclothes Fri 22-Aug-14 12:58:52

To make you feel better, I once came on an extremely heavy period whilst I was having a massage. Whilst she was doing back of my thighs. Hideous. However she just popped a towel over me and carried on!!

LadySybilLikesCake Fri 22-Aug-14 12:59:17

I worked in an ultrasound department for a while and they wouldn't bat an eyelid smile Just tell them you're bleeding and slip things down when you're on the couch. The scan doesn't take very long so you're not likely to flood the bed, promise.

Boysclothes Fri 22-Aug-14 12:59:24

I don't care know if they mind. If they do they need a new job!

Boysclothes Fri 22-Aug-14 13:00:04

Also, I work closely with bodily fluids... After a while it's just all a bit meh. Couldn't care less.

Reastie Fri 22-Aug-14 13:13:32

thanks all, that's made me feel a bit better about it.

feelingfitter Fri 22-Aug-14 18:06:27

My scan lasted half an hour, so glad I wasn't on at the time. Next time however.......blush

RaspberryRuffle Sun 24-Aug-14 22:54:00

I've had this, they didn't mind at all, they did a vaginal scan no problem but I had to go back for smear. They gave a date 3 weeks away and I said I'd already have my period again by then (horrible short cycle) and could I come sooner - they weren't convinced but gave a slightly earlier date. When I went for the smear they said they could see my period was about to start, just matter of fact, no squeamishness.
If it makes you feel better have some baby wipes with you to use just before the scan.

Reastie Mon 25-Aug-14 08:05:54

Thanks raspberry . I'm really intrigued how they see your period is about to start!

RaspberryRuffle Thu 28-Aug-14 00:44:21

Oh Reastie, when she said that I thought she meant the floodgates would open there and then and drench us all wink . I think it was the following morning. Not sure what they could see but between other appointments in the same clinic they said I had ovulated and pointed out on the screen where the egg was in the tube, maybe they just like giving the running commentary to keep the patients' mind off the procedures...hope your scan goes well.

Reastie Thu 28-Aug-14 07:25:00

Thanks, 2 weeks to go <crosses fingers it's event free>. The thing I'm now stressing about is it's in the middle of a work day so I'll be going straight from work so not sure if I'll be able to fit in a shower straight before, which is making me a bit icky and sorry for the staff there. I think I might have to take an extra hour off to allow me time.

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