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Ultrasound Pain Libertarian ♥ 19 kids; San Antonio, Texas 17690 posts
9th Apr '08

So I am a plus sized lady I weigh 295 lbs and am 20 weeks pregnant. I went in for my big 20 wk u/s the one where they check the growth of all the organs and bones yesterday, well the lady pressed REALLY hard. So hard that it feels like someone hit me with a baseball bat in my abdomen today. It hurts to walk around and lay down. I had pain while she was doing it too. This is my first baby so I just assumed it was normal, but now my mom is telling me it isn't.



I'm thinking it might be because she was very thin when she was pregnant, have any other plus size women had this pain? Do they have to press that hard tog et through the fat layers?

kmg 2 kids; Pennsylvania 18709 posts
9th Apr '08

Im not plus size, but its a little uncomfortable to have my ultrasounds done depending on who does them. Some techs apply a lot of pressure and others dont, and sometimes I guess my tummy is just sensitive.

BAЯBIE 18 kids; Dildo, 42341 posts
9th Apr '08
Quoting ~Ali~:
mommybrain~TOG 3 kids; Ohio 9163 posts
9th Apr '08

It is normal to be sore after an ultrasound. I wasn't plus sized with my first, and was somewhat this time around, and with both my stomach ached the rest of the day I had it done and the next day. In fact, I am 38 wks 5 days and just had an u/s yesterday. I am all baby, and there is literally nothing between my uterus and skin, yet the tech still pushed pretty hard and my belly has been achy all day. If it doesn't go away by tomorrow, then you could call your dr if you are concerned, but it is a normal reaction to u/s.

Libertarian ♥ 19 kids; San Antonio, Texas 17690 posts
9th Apr '08
Quoting *Kaylin's MommyMel0dy*:
lolajessup Due July 25 (girl); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44057 posts
9th Apr '08

i had one done and it wasnt painful. then when i went to my second one they asked if it was ok for a trainee to start the u/s and the tech would finish, and i said sure. welll i thought it was a little uncomfortable when the student was doing it, but i figured maybe i just didnt remember. then when the tech did it it was fine, so i think some people just assume they have to push hard when they really dont. but yeah, you dont have to push hard, and ti should have nothing to do with your weight. maybe next time mention that it is uncomfortable and see if they can lighten up a little.

Zo's Mama 1 child; Manitoba 47 posts
9th Apr '08

I am plus-sized as well, about 20lbs less than you, and sometimes the ultrasound techs and even the doc when checking the heartbeat press down real hard. I just tell them they are hurting me and then they loosen up, sorry about your pain :( Good luck next time!

Libertarian ♥ 19 kids; San Antonio, Texas 17690 posts
9th Apr '08
Quoting mommybrain:
BAЯBIE 18 kids; Dildo, 42341 posts
9th Apr '08
Quoting ~Ali~:
Apples14 Due July 28; 1 posts
13th Feb '09

I had my first ultrasound and they told me I was 15 weeks 6 days. When she was doing it she told me my bladder wasn't completely full. She was pressing really hard I almost wanted to cry, my boyfriend even told me afterwards that it looked like i was in a lot of pain because they were digging into me. It's been 4 days since and I have still been in a lot of pain...It seems to be feeling more uncomfortable as the days pass. At first it just felt like bruises but now it feels more inside! So I don't know what's going on:?