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level 2 ultrasound-full or empty bladder?-open forum as well
I am having my level 2 ultrasound tomorrow.  Do you know if I am supposed to have an empty or full bladder?  Tonight is Sunday so I can't call and ask and my ultrasound is first thing in the morning.

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I am not sure, but I would, to be on the safe side, drink the water and then if you didn't need to, at least you could empty the bladder before the exam. Better that way than get there and be told they can't do the u/s because your bladder is not full! :)
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152339 tn?1189759427
level 2 you need a full bladder
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162279 tn?1270604959
Full bladder for abdominal ultrasounds, empty bladder for vaginal ultrasounds.
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Maybe each Dr. is different, or it's different for the reason you are getting it, but with my last pregnancy I had to have a total of 12 level 2 and before each scan the lady always asked me if I had to go to the bathroom or not. It didn't seem to matter if my bladder was full or not.
One tip, eat a snack before to wake your baby up so you can see him/her moving around. :)
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142452 tn?1262036275
I think it depends more on how far along you are. I'd come medium full - not topped off - but with a bottle of water just in case. Even for my 10 week u/s they made me pee (half way!) so things weren't smooshed. And that was an abdominal u/s. By 20 weeks, the tech told me the full bladder wasn't necessary.
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full for the first part, then they'll probably have you pee so they can do the rest. there's only one or two things they need a full bladder for.
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167 tn?1374177417
I don't think the full bladder is necessary. They seem to be changing that. My instructions said to come with a full bladder and I was told when I got there to go empty it right away because the baby was squished! I would go with a semi-full bladder just incase. It doesn't have to be as full as you would think. Good luck!
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I didn't need a full bladder for my level two
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164559 tn?1233711618
I didn't need a full bladder for my level two either.
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