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22/01/2015 at 10:46
Hi all. I am booked in for an early abdominal scan at 5 weeks and 5 days and i was just wondering if anybody else had had one and if so what was the result of it? As in what could you see? As from what ive read most of these early scans appear to be vaginal scans. Thanks in advance!
22/01/2015 at 14:54
i haven't had one quite that early... But did have one not much later at 6w2d. It will definitely be a vaginal scan that early on.
at 6w2d i couldnt see much at all as its so tiny but the sonographer pointed out a tiny flickering which was the heartbeat. 5w5d might be a tiny bit early to see a heartbeat so don't worry if you don't see it... But it is poosible. They will also be checking your uterine lining, ovaries etc.
22/01/2015 at 16:13
Hiya thank you for your reply.
Its definatly an abdominal scan as shes told me to make sure i have a full bladder and you dont need one for vaginal. This is why i dont think i will see much at all! Unless she then goes on to offer an internal but i dont see why she wouldnt just do that to begin with! Ah well! Will see. Are you in the UK? May be wrong but from what i have read seems to me vaginal scans are a lot more common in america than uk. X
23/01/2015 at 01:02
hmmm maybe... Yes I am in america.
I think its unlikely you'll see much on an abdominal scan that early.... But maybe the doctors will see enough to get an idea of how things are going... Eg thickness of your uterine lining etc.... i know with my first mc they did try doing an abdominal scan first before switching to an internal.
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