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Ultrasound to check My L ovary since is been hurting Do I really need to come with a full bladder? My ovary hurts when I hold my pee for a long period

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Ultrasound

well with an empty bladder it is much more likely you'll need a prolonged vaginal probe done.
the full bladder helps the tech see transabdominally. Try drinking fluid in the waiting area while waiting on the tech, so the bladder not really full until you are being scanned.

In brief: Ultrasound

well with an empty bladder it is much more likely you'll need a prolonged vaginal probe done.
the full bladder helps the tech see transabdominally. Try drinking fluid in the waiting area while waiting on the tech, so the bladder not really full until you are being scanned.
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