I just had this done the other day as a matter of fact, on Valentines Day, now how special is that? I am such the lucky girl, lol. NOT !
I will tell you exactly what happened. I had to have an ultrasound of my thyroid too, so she did that first. Like an idiot, I wore a sweatshirt. Not sure what I was thinking as it's hard to ultrasound someone's neck with a hoodie on. So she gave me a gown and said she would step out while I put the gown on. I told her not to worry about it, we are both women, and besides that, she doing my pelvic ultrasound too, so really, who cares.
The phone rang then, and she went somewhat around the corner in the same room to answer it, so I changed into the gown then, I left my pants on. She did the ultrasound of my neck and then explained to me about the pelvic ultrasound. She said that she was first going to scan my bladder from the outside and look at things from that point of view, then move to the inside.
So, at that point she asked me to undo my pants a slide them down a bit. Again, she was going to see about everything soon anyway, so I slid them half way down my fanny giving her plenty of room. She tucked a towel in the top of my pants so she wouldn't get any gel on them and then she started.
The only uncomfortable part of this exam really was her running the transducer over top and over my bladder to make sure it was full enough to do the vaginal scan. Even after gulping down 32 ounces of water it still wasn't full enough. So I had to drink another large glass of water, yuck! I don't drink 32 ounces of anything in 2 days let alone in 5 minutes, and then another large glass on top of that, lol.
So again in a few minutes she again ran the transducer over my skin and over my bladder. It was very uncomfortable because I already had to pee, and her pressing on my bladder made it all the worse. But, lucky for me it was full enough and she took the pictures she needed which took about 5 minutes. During this time I was able to see and she showed me and told me what she was looking at. That was pretty cool because I've never been good at reading those things anyway.
So she then told me she was ready to do the internal ultrasound but she wanted me to completely empty my bladder first. And she said she wanted it completely empty, so even when I think I'm done, sit there for a few minutes longer just to make sure. I was very thankful for that, lol. I was starting to wonder how on earth I was going to make it through more probing with that full of a bladder.
I peed and peed, it felt great, trust me. I came back into the room and she had everyting set up. She had a wedge under the sheet that sort of proped me up a bit and there was a dip in the middle so it would give her room to move her hand and the probe without jerking it around and making it easier on me.
She again said she would step out of the room while I removed my pants, and again I told her, not to worry, I still had my gown on and she was going to see everything anyway. She was very cool and didn't mind. So up on the table I went. I have to admit, the probe is a lot bigger than I had thought, and a lot bigger than the one Doc has in his office. I suddenly wasn't so sure about all of that going in all of me down there, lol.
She put a sheet over my legs and then had me pull my legs up, which I did. She even commented to me that she thinks I was the first person she's done this to that she hasn't had to tell them they needed to relax or spread their legs wider etc. I had to chuckle at that. Could have been taken as a compliment or an insult, lol, not sure which. Hehehe.
Honestly, I don't even think she looked at me down there at all. She knew exactly what she was doing and where she needed to go. She slid the transducer in slowly and easily. It felt huge, it didn't hurt, but it was most definitely a snug fit. At no time however was I aroused.
Finally when she got the wand inside, she went to the right side immediately where Dr.John felt the mass. As soon as she hit the area she reached up and turned the screen so I couldn't see it. That actually is the only part that worried me.
She was in there for a good 30 minutes or so. She took a thousand pictures, measured all kinds of stuff. From what I understand though, my experience was fantastic and my ultrasound tech was one of the best. So no complaints from me. She then gave me a towel and told me I could wipe myself off then get dressed. She left the room for that though. Oh, and the gel was warmed up. That was a good thing too.
So, I am still waiting on results. Haven't heard anything yet. I am keeping my fingers crossed.