Hey mums, I was wondering if anyone else had a internal examination instead of a ultrasound? I will be 8 weeks and 3 days when I get an internal examination done. My dr said he will only send me for a ultrasound if something not right or he thinks it’s twins. How would they know all this from an internal? Thanks.



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Posted anonymously, 3rd June 2014


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  • I’d find a new doctor. Sounds kind of creepy. There is no reason for an internal at 8 weeks. Its just a risk of introducing bacteria no matter how clean he is. Anything he wants to know can be seen with an ultrasound which is much safer.



  • I never had an internal examination at all so seems a bit strange to me :/ I would probably see another dr



  • I had one early in pregnancy. They are apparently more accurate and can tell more precisely how pregnant you are, apparently to the day. I had one due to a small bleed to establish if all was ok.



  • I had an internal too but my Dr said it’s now becoming more common to have an internal rather than a standard ultrasound as the results are more accurate in a early pregnancy.



  • A lot of responses here assume you mean an internal ultrasound but you did write examination which i took to mean no equipment, which would be unusual.



  • My 1st pregnancy yes at early weeks because I had bleeding but the 2nd & 3rd I had a normal ultra sound. It’s a bit strange.



  • that internal ultrasound stick, is a standard part of their equipment also and is attached to the ultrasound unit



  • when it’s really early pregnancy, it is a much better ultrasound result from the internal because it’s closer to your womb. i think that’s the standards now days so don’t worry



  • I had both, sometimes they can feel more than what they see on an ultrasound



  • I had an internal exam as well as an ultrasound…



  • oh, after reading everyone’s answers maybe it’s not as unusual as I thought, but I never had one.



  • That sounds unusual to me, I’d probably get a second opinion if I were you.



  • I have never had an internal with any of my pregnancies. Only time I had one when I found out I had calcification on my uterus



  • I’ve never had an early internal ultrasound, they’d need to be worried I’d think to do one, I had mine a few times later in my pregnancies, if you trust your doctor then I guess it’s ok.



  • I had this and they just feel your stomach and cervix..


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