As the title says I am old and my memory is not very good.
I had surgery last wed and my morph scan is on monday. My whole tummy is still very sore and covered in bruises and has stitches.
I kinda remember them asking you to lie on your side so the can check kidney/ovary?
I can't lie on side yet, hopefully i will heal enough to be able to do it tomorrow.
How high do they put the gel? eg is right up to belly button or even over it.
I have a very sore and very raw scar from surgery last week.
Does anyone know if they can see through a band aid (you know the big white ones they put on after surgery)?
thanks in advance.....
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11-12-2011 11:42 #1
Ok I am old and it's been a while. Question re morph scan
11-12-2011 11:52 #2
You poor thing
I have never been asked to lie on my side in a morph scan some think you'll be right for that one but did seem to have gel pretty much everywhere. Can't help with the surgery tape though sorry.
Can you delay it a week, although I know you'd be anxious to see bub and gain some reassurance too
Eta and btw, you are not old!
11-12-2011 12:00 #3
I just had my morph scan 2 weeks ago.
I didn't have to lie on my side... They got the ovaries from lying flat and the gel was contained to the lower pelvic region... nowhere near my belly button.
When I had an emergency scan done in the ER, they made me roll on my side, check kidneys, gall bladder etc. But that was a fasting U/s also.
No idea about the bandaid sorry.
I'd just let them know your concerns and what you can't so, and they should hopefully be careful and accommodating!
Hope you enjoy your scan.. I love the morph scan
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11-12-2011 12:01 #4
I going to try and have it done as I need to see bub, even though bub kicks I need to see that all that morphine and the surgery hasn't hurt bub. I booked this appointment 6 weeks ago and they could get me in at 18 or 19weeks. I had to wait until 20 weeks. So I don't think I could delay it, even if i wanted too.
11-12-2011 12:02 #5
I would delay if you could - while I didn't have to lie on my side they do jab quite a bit to get a good look which would be painful if you've had surgery.
I hope you feel better soon!
ETA - sorry just saw you can't delay it. Just let then know to be gentle on you
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11-12-2011 12:04 #6
Is it possible to delay? My NT scan a couple of weeks ago was painful with all the pressing down (I am on the larger side, so they have to press a little harder to get a good image) and I haven't had any recent surgery!
I did have to lay on my side in my last morph scan to get views of the baby from different angles. It was also all over my belly - above my belly button. I remember because I have a lapband and my port is above my belly button and they were hurting me trying to see around my port.
As for the bandaid, I don't think they can see through it because they need the gel to help transmit the image.
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11-12-2011 12:09 #7
11-12-2011 14:23 #8
They do tend to really push the probe in and I reckon if you've had surgery it's going to really hurt you. Also yes it could be as high as your belly button.
I think that if it's hurting they may offer to do a trans vaginal scan instead? Not very pleasant but heaps better than being in pain? You may need to discuss this with them when you go in.
11-12-2011 14:39 #9-
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Im sorry, Im not aware of your whole situation. But how can you have had abdominal surgery while pregnant? Forgive my ignorance :O
As to the scan, with me they really really poked me around. Especially because my left ovary is only 1/4 of the size of my right one. Its incredibly small and so great at playing hide and seek for any sonographer trying to catch a photo of it.
I dont remember lying on my side as I remember looking straight upto the screen throughout the whole scan. But yes, if they start poking you, it will hurt and I agree with a PP, ask if there is a chance they can do this with a trans vaginal scan.
11-12-2011 14:51 #10
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