Ultrasound 6 weeks dating pregnancy
One of the ovaries will have an ovulation cyst called a haemorrhagic corpus luteum.
This ovarian cyst is a normal part of getting pregnant, as the egg forming your baby was released from this cyst.
The probe is covered with a disposable protective sheath.
A small amount of ultrasound gel is placed on the end of this probe.
The yolk sac is the other structure that is usually identified at this early stage.
You will have a large towel covering your lower body, in addition to wearing a gown during the transvaginal ultrasound.
A full bladder moves bowel out from the pelvis into the abdomen, helping visualisation of the pregnancy, uterus and ovaries.
Your bladder should not be so full that it causes pain.
If your bladder is very full and painful, you should empty a small amount so you are more comfortable.
You will be able to empty your bladder after the transabdominal ultrasound is completed and before the transvaginal ultrasound begins (if transvaginal ultrasound is required).
We will do our best to answer your questions and minimise your anxiety.