I had a scan at five weeks. They will probably try to scan externally first, but will likely need to do it internally. This really isn't bad. Not painful at all, they use a small rounded probe. You should then get a good image and possibly they will pick up a heartbeat. They might do an hcg blood test too. Good luck!
As boat race says, don't worry when the sonographer takes AGES to let you know what she can see, feels like time stands still before she turns screen to you & in my experience always looks so serious. Good luck, I hope all goes well xxx
I had my 8 week scan yesterday, didn't even bother to try doing external scan, just went straight for the internal (better visibility and after going through fertility treatment I'm totally used to it!). We saw a little blob (seriously, nothing baby-like about it) but with a clear strong thumping little heartbeat. It was lovely - exactly what I needed to put the worry behind me and embrace the pregnancy with open arms. I hope all goes well for you.
At 7 weeks it might be internal but they just rest a wand thing just on the entrance to the vagina, it's painless. Either way when all is well (and sickness is a very good sign) you see a little blob with a flashing light - the heart beat. I had 6 scans by 14 weeks, bit of an old hand lol.
I had a scan at 7 weeks. It was internal (didn't hurt, just felt a bit uncomfortable at a few points when she was sort of jabbing it about to get a different angle) and saw a vaguely baby shaped blob with a flickering heartbeat.
Hi all. Just back from scan. All was well baby measures a bit smaller than they thought but said thats normal. They couldn't see my ovaries so have requested a detailed scan of this at my 12 weeks scan. Best bit of all was seeing the little heartbeat