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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 04:15 AM   1
amytrisha
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Chances of an early scan?


Hi ladies, Iím just wondering what my chances are of an early scan if I ring EPU.. Iíve had 3 losses but theyíre not consecutive, the last being mid December which means this pregnancy has come straight after with no period in between, making it hard to date.
Iím obviously petrified and really need some reassurance. My midwife wonít contact me for booking in for another couple of weeks but if I ring EPU and explain (they saw me and dealt with my miscarriage last month) do you think theyíd scan me to ease my mind and possibly give me a better idea on dates if it is a healthy pregnancy?
I guess I can only try but itís worth asking for other peopleís experiences as I know many do have early scans here.

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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 04:25 AM   2
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Hello,

I have had previous losses and Molar pregnancy. When I found out I was pregnant I went to my Doctor and he booked me in through EPU. You can ring them and explain, they are usually lovely and can also book you in. xx



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 04:47 AM   3
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I wasnít sure if theyíd see me because Iím not bleeding but they are definitely lovely so I am gonna give it a try. We donít go through doctors during pregnancy we have to book straight in with the midwife, Iíve left her my number but I donít think sheíll contact me til around 8 weeks. Thank you! Fingers crossed xx



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 04:57 AM   4
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Can you pay for a private one? I have very mixed feelings on this as obviously I understand how anxious you are, but at the same time your reassurance scan could mean a lady with bleeding would have to wait longer x



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 05:07 AM   5
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I agree, and Iíd never of done it in the past but all of my losses have either been blighted ovum or missed miscarriage and my body doesnít realise til I get further along and end up sat in a 12 week scan full of women with healthy scan photos to be told bad news.
If my baby isnít there or doesnít have a HB I really want a D&C asap so I would prefer to find out before the 12 week point, if that makes sense.
I understand where your coming from, but my question was how likely theyíd be to see me as it really would be up to them whether itíd be worth fitting me in. Thanks. X



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 05:14 AM   6
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Well I guess only way to find out is to give them a phone and see what they say xx



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 07:08 AM   7
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You having a scan would never mean someone bleeding would have to wait longer as hospitals have more than one machine, and they will book you in, either in a same day slot if one is available or later in the week. Urgent cases are always prioritised and I think it’s quite nasty to say you may make someone wait as it just isn’t the case. They have urgent scanners available which would be completed by a doctor, generally the nurse practitioner uses another machine for routine scans. Plus the scan only take about fifteen minutes anyway.
You have a totally valid reason to want/need a scan and I’m sure they will see you even if you have to wait a couple days - good luck!



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 07:10 AM   8
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I've managed to get an early one the last 2 pregnancies. I have told the doctor I have had pains (which has been true ) and they have booked right away incase it's eptptic



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 07:36 AM   9
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You having a scan would never mean someone bleeding would have to wait longer as hospitals have more than one machine, and they will book you in, either in a same day slot if one is available or later in the week. Urgent cases are always prioritised and I think itís quite nasty to say you may make someone wait as it just isnít the case. They have urgent scanners available which would be completed by a doctor, generally the nurse practitioner uses another machine for routine scans. Plus the scan only take about fifteen minutes anyway.
You have a totally valid reason to want/need a scan and Iím sure they will see you even if you have to wait a couple days - good luck!
Thank you so much for this comment, Iím gonna ring them now and see what they say x



 
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Old Jan 27th, 2018, 08:33 AM   10
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Fingers crossed for you- let us know how it goes



 
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