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  •  I've had it - hurt like hell (6+ / 0-)

    I'm sure the level of discomfort varies from woman to woman.

    I've had endo and PMS/cramping issues virtually my entire life; at times, inserting an object the size of a tampon can be painful. Sorry if TMI.

    God bless our tinfoil hearts.

    by aitchdee on Fri Feb 22, 2013 at 09:30:26 AM PST

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    •  I can imagine. (4+ / 0-)
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      aitchdee, 4mygirls, Ahianne, milton333

      That's been my whole point in responding in this thread--personal experience can vary dramatically with respect to this particular procedure, which is why it should only be used when deemed medically necessary by a gynecologist in consultation with the patient.  

      I was really grateful to have the transvaginal ultrasound available during my first pregnancy when I miscarried.  I did not find the probe that terribly uncomfortable, but maybe I just had really good techs doing it (two ultrasounds done on that occasion).  And I didn't have any other underlying issues.

    •  Interesting (3+ / 0-)
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      aitchdee, SneakySnu, milton333

      I definitely wasn't trying to belittle anyone else's experience with this but more trying to understand the objection on the grounds that it's painful. Sounds like yours was definitely painful - I was just surprised that my wife being diagnosed with Endometriosis would have had a similar experience. I'm sure it can also depend on the skill and finesse of the ultrasound tech as well.

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