After 3 very minor episodes of bleeding my mw has booked me in for an internal tomorrow at the epu. Although this is my 4th dc I've never had one before, and was wondering what to expect? Am assuming that I won't be needing to drink gallons of water?!
Nothing to worry about - relax in the type of position you would be in for a smear. They will use a smallish probe (quite fondly described by others as dildo-cam!). The sonographer with insert it with some lube and move it around the vagina (it does not go into the cervix). There might be some minor pushing as they try and get the right angle on distant parts like the ovaries but really its a doddle. You might also get some good images of your bub with the camera so close.
No dont drink lots as the sonographer is likely to push on your tummy a bit too and they dont appreciate being weed on!
I've just got back from having my second internal scan in 3 days. They're fine, give a clear view, and all with the added bonus of not being desperate for a wee!
I had a bit of prodding with the first scan, as the sonographer was a trainee and she couldn't understand my bits being in the wrong place, so she applied a fair bit of pressure trying to find them! Luckily the consultant took over at that point