Ultrasound

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Due to have ultrasound due to spottiing.  Need to drink 2 pints of water 1 hr beforehand.  Just need some advice as I do not think I could hold my wee after drinking 2 pints of water.  Any advice from members who had this procedure?  Thanks

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    thats a tough one... does it have to be one hour... I usually drink it in the car and then go in to have the ultrasound... no way I can hold for an hour.

    I have the Mona Lisa Touch last Thursday, so far so good.... 

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    HI Marie , I have had an ultrasound and had to drink a pint of water, 2 pints is do able  , as Nancy says drink an hour before pace yourself it is possible.

    Good luck Nancy xx 

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    I'm sorry they're making you do the old way of having to drink before the test. If they were doing a transvaginal ultra sound, you don't need to drink all the water (none!), and they get such a close view of the uterus and ovaries. Might want to ask if they could do that instead?
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    No way could I hold on for 1 hour. When I've had to do it before I'd drink 2 pints in one go half an hour beforehand. But that was when I was pregnant years ago. A couple of years I had one where they insert a probe into the vagina - no need to drink for that one.
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    Have also had only the trans vaginal ultrasound when they were checking on fibroids. Not sure if that would be appropriate for your issues. I'm sure I could not hold that much fluid. Am not a big drinker and when I do drink I have to pee almost immediately. Hope I'm never expected to do that. They must run into problems of the damp kind!
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    P.S. Have you tried a practice run to see if there's a method that might work best?
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