I had a pelvic ultrasound yesterday. You probably know the drill but if you don’t it goes like this.
8.30am – empty bladder.
8.30 to 9.30 – drink 1 litre of water
10.30 appointment – still holding
I was sitting in the waiting room hoping they were running on time when I saw a notice on the front desk saying – If you have been waiting longer than 30 minutes, please advise staff. And I thought to myself – if I’m waiting much longer than 5 minutes I can assure you the staff are going to be advised.
Mop and bucket to aisle 5 please.
So anyway I got in there and lay down and the girl started pushing the ultrasound thingy around my pelvis and she said – Oh, your bladder is full isn’t it!
Really?? Tell me something I don’t know.
Which she then did.
She told me I must be a well hydrated person because with well hydrated people it doesn’t take much water to fill the bladder. She said they tell people to drink a litre of water because most people don’t drink enough water so even if they drink a litre it barely fills the bladder. Apparently well hydrated people like myself could just drink 500mls of water and have a perfectly acceptable sized bladder for the procedure.
Which is something I wish I’d known before I drank a litre.