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Re: Cancel pelvic ultrasound or keep it - WWYD?
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 05:02:07 PM »
Thanks so much for all the support! The u/s and mammo are both over with. I told the tech I was nervous, but I don't think she expected me to be so nervous that my feet were almost shaking out of the stirrups.  :-* Anyway, it was really quick and only slightly uncomfortable - I felt mild tenderness as she was pressing against my ovaries, but nothing out of the ordinary for pushing on an organ (at least I don't think so). She had the screen tilted where I couldn't see it, but I couldn't help sneaking a peek at her face - it looked pretty expressionless. I hope that's good. She said I should hear something within a week.

Just a question, is it routine for them to type things while they are doing the ultrasound? It didn't sound like furious excessive typing - but I wondered if she was marking a suspicious area or typing something simple like "right ovary view." Too nervous to ask, and I doubt she would have been allowed to tell me anyway.

The mammo tech was very very nice and took pains to tell me that it is quite common for younger women to get a callback for additional views because our breast tissue is so dense, so not to let it frighten me. I really appreciated that.

So...now begins the pins and needles waiting for results...but at least step 1 is over.
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Re: Cancel pelvic ultrasound or keep it - WWYD?
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2012, 05:08:50 PM »
is it routine for them to type things while they are doing the ultrasound?

YES!  I'm not sure exactly what they're typing but it most definitely is the norm. 

Glad it's over...the wait will be difficult but the relief you will feel when both come back normal will be worth it!!   :yes:
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Re: Cancel pelvic ultrasound or keep it - WWYD?
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2012, 11:04:20 PM »
Yes, it's fine if they type a lot!  Recently I took my son for an echocardiogram, and I was a little nervous that his orthopedic doctor had ordered it,  just because I started thinking he wouldn't have ordered it if he didn't suspect anything (even though he said it was just a precaution.) 

I started getting nervous when the technician was quiet and typed so much.  She even left the room, took a long time, came back, and did more views and typed a lot more.  By this time I thought I was going to pass out but didn't want my son to know it.  I worked myself up into being afraid there was a Big Problem.

I found out a few days later from the doctor that it was "normal."  Phew!  I think you'll find out the same.  I'd bet money on it if I could.
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Re: Cancel pelvic ultrasound or keep it - WWYD?
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2012, 12:18:54 PM »
The wait continues. I couldn't stand the anxiety and called first thing yesterday to see if results were in. As of midday today I am still waiting for a call back. I don't know whether to take that as a good or a bad sign. I jump like a nervous cat every time my phone rings...sigh! 
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Re: Cancel pelvic ultrasound or keep it - WWYD?
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2012, 03:52:19 PM »
 :question:  Any good news yet?  To me it is absolutely ridiculous that you should have to wait a week for results.  My imaging center called me the same night with results of my mammogram (all clear, thank goodness), but even then I almost passed out when I saw that it was them calling!  I think I hyperventilate every time the phone rings when I am awaiting results!

Sending you calming thoughts....please keep us posted!   :action-smiley-065:
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Re: Cancel pelvic ultrasound or keep it - WWYD?
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 04:17:16 PM »
I hope you have got the good results by now but just wanted to say that I have had TONS of ultrasounds and watched them as they type. They are just usually typing what anatomy they are looking at. So, they may type, Right Ovary, Left Ovary, things like that. They also measure and will put measurements in. Completely normal and necessary. Nothing to be concerned about.
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Re: Cancel pelvic ultrasound or keep it - WWYD?
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2012, 04:19:42 PM »
Oh, and also, I am not sure of your age, but I got a mammogram recently. Luckily they gave me the results right away but because I am only 27, my breast tissue was far too dense to get a good look. They didn't see anything suspicious but could not rule out something small "hiding". They recommended a breast MRI, which I had and it was all normal. Just to give you some relief incase they want to repeat the test or do something more diagnostic, like an MRI. Doesn't mean something is wrong. I actually had a surgeon look at my mammogram slides and he said "Looks like a typical 27 year old, which means I can't see much of anything". He agreed an MRI, although not really necessary, would be needed to get a completely clear reading.
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Re: Cancel pelvic ultrasound or keep it - WWYD?
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2012, 12:03:54 AM »
Thanks so much for the good wishes! Still nothing on the ultrasound, but I did get a letter from the doctor saying that the mammogram was normal.  :big smile: At least that's a relief. I can't fathom what is taking so long with the u/s results.
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Re: Cancel pelvic ultrasound or keep it - WWYD?
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2012, 02:35:30 PM »
Just thought I would post a long-overdue update on this thread...the u/s came back perfectly normal. What a relief!! Thanks to you all for talking me off the cliff! :happy0151:
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Re: Cancel pelvic ultrasound or keep it - WWYD?
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2012, 02:57:50 AM »
Good for you
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