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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 14:32 PM   1
MissMandieMitz
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Ultrasound - Full Bladder?


What's the point in having a full bladder??

I have an ultrasound Wednesday Night and I was told to make sure to drink 32 oz of water an hour before my appointment.

In all the ultrasounds I've gotten in the past...I was never told to have a full bladder.

So why now?



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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 14:42 PM   2
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i was always told to have a full bladder and if i didnt have then they would make me drink more and wait.its so they can get a clearer image hun



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 14:47 PM   3
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I asked the sonographer at my 20 wk scan and she said a full bladder pushes the bowels out of the way, therefore they get a clearer picture. My bladder wasn't quite full when i got there and the pics were crap so she made me wait and drink loads and the difference in the clarity was amazing xx



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 14:49 PM   4
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I asked the sonographer at my 20 wk scan and she said a full bladder pushes the bowels out of the way, therefore they get a clearer picture. My bladder wasn't quite full when i got there and the pics were crap so she made me wait and drink loads and the difference in the clarity was amazing xx
same happened to me When I went for my scan when having grace



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 15:44 PM   5
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i thought u only needed a full bladder at 12 week scan coz everythins still way down in ur pelvis, iv never been asked 2 hav a full bladder for 20 weeks scan or growth scan at 34weeks! hmmm sounds like the girls are right tho n its to do with gettin a clearer pic

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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 17:16 PM   6
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when i had a scan last week i was about to go to the loo and they said not to bother and i was shocked as i thought that i was far enought on so im not sure why



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 18:47 PM   7
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They still made me come in with a full bladder last week



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 19:04 PM   8
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I got told the reason for a full bladder is to see the cervix properly. All my scans i've had to have a full bladder until third trimester, now I don't have to have a full bladder.



 
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Old Mar 15th, 2009, 19:30 PM   9
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Thanks ladies!

I had no idea it made the pictures look better, lol. Wonder why I was never told to have a full bladder before.



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Old Mar 16th, 2009, 03:34 AM   10
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In my experience, the 7 week scan and the 12 week scan I had a full bladder as it always said so on the appointment letter. However it also said this on my 20 week scan letter, so I did and the sonographer did nothing but complain that my bladder was so full it was restricting her view and was squashing him, and said I shouldn't have had a full bladder for this one really as there was no need. So to be honest I think the further on you are theres really no need! I think its more for the earlier stages to push the bladder out of the way and to make a clear 'window' to the uterus, but when the baby is bigger I don't think theres any need. But if you are in doubt I would maybe go with a full bladder anyway and you can always empty it if not necessary x



 
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