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Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:06 AM

"All pregnant women get a vaginal ultrasound at 6-8 weeks gestation."

Huh?

This was a Facebook post in response to my complaint about our Congress trying to make the procedure mandatory before an abortion.

Doesn't there have to be a medical reason for the procedure? Can't the woman refuse?

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Reply "All pregnant women get a vaginal ultrasound at 6-8 weeks gestation." (Original post)
CTyankee Jan 2015 OP
Thinkingabout Jan 2015 #1
CTyankee Jan 2015 #3
mercuryblues Jan 2015 #14
CTyankee Jan 2015 #15
dhol82 Jan 2015 #2
nomorenomore08 Jan 2015 #18
seabeyond Jan 2015 #4
CTyankee Jan 2015 #6
nomorenomore08 Jan 2015 #19
seabeyond Jan 2015 #22
nomorenomore08 Jan 2015 #23
NoJusticeNoPeace Feb 2015 #27
newfie11 Jan 2015 #5
CTyankee Jan 2015 #7
newfie11 Jan 2015 #17
nomorenomore08 Jan 2015 #20
mopinko Jan 2015 #8
Laffy Kat Jan 2015 #10
JustAnotherGen Jan 2015 #9
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2015 #11
all american girl Jan 2015 #12
marym625 Jan 2015 #13
nomorenomore08 Jan 2015 #21
Sheldon Cooper Jan 2015 #16
randys1 Feb 2015 #28
Bettie Feb 2015 #24
ismnotwasm Feb 2015 #25
Warpy Feb 2015 #26
Manifestor_of_Light Feb 2015 #29
greatlaurel Feb 2015 #30

Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:14 AM

1. Oh, they are working towards smaller government, keeping government out of our lives, HUH?

Who is planning to pay for these vaginal ultrasound and what does the consequence of not having a vaginal ultrasound in the 6-8 gestation be? What does the woman do who does not know they are pregnant? It is stupid, just more invasion into the privacy of women. Why not force anal ultrasounds on those proposing this bill, they think it is okay to force this on women, let's force something on them.

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Response to Thinkingabout (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:21 AM

3. She was saying that it was routine, so why make the fuss about it?

Oh, where to start with THAT.

I replied "No, not all. This should be a medical decision made by a woman and her doctor. Congress has no business writing such laws."

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 02:22 PM

14. No

not all pregnant women. Not even close to all. Whoever said this is off the wall. A transvaginal ultrasound is invasive and can be very painful. They are only used to determine if the Dr suspects there may be something wrong with the fetus or pregnancy. No other reason.

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 02:24 PM

15. I thought that sounded funny...

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:18 AM

2. Don't think so

Usually, if you think you are pregnant, the doc will do a bi-manual exam to determine what you look/feel like. Not sure what an ultrasound would show that would be different.

If you need an amniocentesis to check for genetic damage then they use an ultrasound on your belly to determine where the needle should go for the sample.

Only vaginal ultrasound I had was to check my ovaries for various things.

IMHO, the only reason for this procedure before an abortion is psychological torture of the woman.

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Response to dhol82 (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 10:07 PM

18. And even physical torture to some extent (I've heard it's quite uncomfortable).

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:29 AM

4. wrong. and the medical field backs that up and did at the time of the law enacted.

 

i know of no woman that automatically had that done, on the contrary. i do not know one woman that had a problem in pregnancy to even need one. i did not with two children.

that is an ignorant statement.

men, sat huddled together deciding how to be rotten human beings inflicting pain, shame and humiliation toward any girl or woman that decided on a legal procedure and came up with this. think they giggles they had, as they discussed this.

your woman that responded to you is ignorant, insensitive and part of the problem.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:35 AM

6. thank you! I must say I was confused. It's been a long, long time since I was last

pregnant and they didn't have them then anyway. I didn't think my daughters had them either in their pregnancies, but I certainly didn't ask. My dtr in law had in vitro due to her age when she first got pregnant and she never mentioned having one (and again, I don't ask, I think asking would be impolite).

I don't know the woman who wrote that. I was on a friend's Facebook page. He is an outspoken liberal and some of his "friends" are real doozies (repubs of course). I sure didn't like her "just get over it" attitude.

Well, anyway I did refute her and we'll see what happens...

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 10:08 PM

19. Giggles? Are you sure? I was under the impression anti-choicers had no sense of humor.

(Please don't take this post 100% seriously. Thank you. )

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Response to nomorenomore08 (Reply #19)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 07:42 AM

22. i cannot imagine, a group of men gathering on how to humiliate and shame women and girls, NOT

 

having their giggles. i have seen enough threads on du over the yrs, and anything, horrific things that happen to women sexually getting the inevitable giggle from SOME men.

i expect little in this area, and have even less faith.

ya. giggles.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #22)

Sat Jan 31, 2015, 07:04 PM

23. There are some real sadists in the world who seem to find others' pain amusing.

Especially that of someone they consider "lesser" than them - women, racial/sexual minorities, other religions.

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Response to seabeyond (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 01:35 PM

27. IT is not just giggles, but be sure that these men do hate women and want to control

every single action they take, every single word they speak.

It is why I fight so hard to make sure NO republican EVER gets into the WH again.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:30 AM

5. Hell no

Not unless there a medical reason for it!

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:36 AM

7. That's what I thought, too!

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 05:39 PM

17. +++

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 10:12 PM

20. A very concise answer.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 09:43 AM

8. everyone seems to get an ultrasound these days, but

not until much later in the pregnancy. at 6-8 weeks, there is not much that is developed enough to see anything, right or wrong, w the fetus.

about 20 weeks is the usual, i think. you know, when it is possible to tell what species you are even looking at. and those are NOT vaginal.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 10:15 AM

10. I work in radiology. Twenty weeks is routine. nt

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 10:07 AM

9. I've had 4

Related to fertility testing -

Post ectopic/salpingectomy -

This year to double check the tube.

I don't understand why this would be mandatory during pregnancy when every other woman I know who has had one has had it done in relation to ovarian cysts, fertility, fibroid, endometriosis.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 10:16 AM

11. most statements conataining the words all/never are false on the face of it.

so, Alex I will go with False Statements for $200.oo please.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 10:33 AM

12. I've had 2 kids, and I have only had 1 vaginal ultra sound with one kid

I was 6 weeks pregnant and started bleeding, so yeah, they checked it out to make sure everything was OK. I didn't have one with my daughter....oh, and these were government paid babies...hubby is in the Army, so they would have done that if they thought it was needed. Sorry that made me laugh.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 11:12 AM

13. government imposed rape

That's what it is when forced because a woman wants an abortion.

With babies being born forever before they even had transvaginal ultrasound, of course it's not necessary just because a woman is pregnant

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Response to marym625 (Reply #13)

Fri Jan 30, 2015, 10:15 PM

21. It is assault, in any meaningful sense.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Thu Jan 29, 2015, 02:37 PM

16. Wow, that's really wrong.

That is NOT normal. Vaginal ultrasounds are not done unless problems are suspected, so no, all pregnant women do not get them. Most women get a routine ultrasound late in the first trimester, but is is across the abdomen, not inside the vagina. This is to check fetal growth, placenta placement, and confirm the estimated due date.

I once had a vaginal ultrasound for a problem that had nothing to do with pregnancy, and I can tell you it was very uncomfortable. I can't imagine undergoing one while pregnant.

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Response to Sheldon Cooper (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 01:40 PM

28. off topic, sorry, just for you

BBT show is so respected by the scientific community for the content included that none other than the genius himself, as you know, Stephen Hawking has asked to appear on the show and has several times.



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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 01:09 PM

24. No, they don't

If there is bleeding, then a vaginal ultrasound is indicated, but otherwise, it isn't standard, at least it wasn't the last time I was pregnant, which was six years ago.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 01:22 PM

25. Such a creepy way to think

"Oh yeah perfectly normal" blech.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 01:29 PM

26. Trans vaginal ultrasounds are used to explore fibroids, tumors, PCOS, and other problems

not examine healthy pregnancies. The procedure is extremely uncomfortable even when there is a medical need for it. They're used when a woman's life is potentially in danger because they are so invasive.

Medically ignorant misogynist ranters should have their Farcebook accounts closed.

Women do get to refuse procedures unless some hateful moron in the state lege has mandated rape by proxy as a pre abortion scare tactic.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Mon Feb 9, 2015, 01:49 PM

29. It feels like "rape by instrumentality"

Yes it does to put it in legalese.

I had one for fibroids a few years ago and had to cry afterwards, because it felt like rape at an emotional level.

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Response to CTyankee (Original post)

Wed Feb 11, 2015, 08:09 PM

30. Please tell the person who posted that nonsense, they are dead wrong.

With my first pregnancy, my doctor suspected an ectopic pregnancy. The doctor sent me straight to the hospital to have a transvaginal ultrasound. He was calling the surgeon to be ready when they confirmed the ectopic pregnancy. He was very concerned that I already had peritonitis due to the horrible infection and fever I had. The ultrasound was hideously painful, even though it was really medically necessary. If it is not medically necessary, calling it rape is not out of line. The technician doing the procedure was very apologetic about the "discomfort". She tried to be gentle and she was good, but it was not an easy procedure.

Fortunately, it was a normal pregnancy. I just had a massive urinary tract infection which required massive doses of antibiotics. However, now with all these new draconian anti-abortion laws, I could have been allowed to die in agony and never raise a family, because of these anti-women fanatics idiotic interpretations of the Bible. These anti-abortion people are evil.

To make this a more positive post, my pregnancy was normal (although the delivery was life threatening, but that is a whole other story) and that child is a great feminist and starts medical school in the fall!

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