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full bladder for 6 week scan?

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Usbornebooksathomeorganiser Thu 04-Sep-08 07:57:30

Hi. I have a 6 week scan at 9.20am I need a wee but do I need a full bladder? Never had an early scan before, and didnt get a letter or anything?

ThisTooWillPass Thu 04-Sep-08 07:58:40

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Usbornebooksathomeorganiser Thu 04-Sep-08 08:05:45

ok, thanks. guess i will just have to hold it in!

meep Thu 04-Sep-08 08:08:11

yes - full bladder. tbh you could wee now and drink water until your scan and you will be fine.

Hope the scan goes well.

ThisTooWillPass Thu 04-Sep-08 08:08:11

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hoxtonchick Thu 04-Sep-08 08:10:54

you know it will probably be a internal scan. not pleasant but hopefully worth it. good luck.

tinkhasanactivebean Thu 04-Sep-08 09:07:32

i had my first scan @ 9 wks and drank loads of water then got told off as said that my bladder was 2 full

Usbornebooksathomeorganiser Thu 04-Sep-08 10:50:27

Well I got told off for my bladder not being full enough! I hadnt drank loads, but did need a wee so thought it would be ok. Still saw the little bubba one the screen and a good strong heartbeat so all good.

And no, it wasn't an internal scan.

Wheelybug Thu 04-Sep-08 11:09:06

At two early scans I've had, I've had to empty my bladder before hand - both internal.

theangelshavethephonebox Thu 04-Sep-08 11:14:49

For internal scans, you need an empty bladder

MrsHappy Thu 04-Sep-08 11:23:59

Wheelybug and theangelshavethephonebox are right. You need an empty bladder before an internal scan (which is what you will have at 6 weeks). They will ask you to pee shortly before you are called in.

MrsHappy Thu 04-Sep-08 11:25:54

Oh sorry - I see you've been and it wasn't internal. It's great that you saw a heartbeat.

Actually I am quite pleased yours wasn't internal. My experience of 6 week scans is that they normally are but I have one tomorrow and would be v happy if I could avoid that indignity!

fragola Thu 04-Sep-08 12:00:26

Glad that the scan went ok.

When I had an early (external) scan, I was told off for drinking too much water. The consultant said that I didn't need to as I was "nice and skinny"! Charming!!

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