Do amnios hurt?

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Re : Do amnios hurt?

Postby missgamecock » Sat Apr 12, 638600 1:44 pm

It's almost like a bad horror movie where you have to look. I always watch them draw my blood and everything. I don't know if I couldn't look. I am going to try and watch the US instead.

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Re : Do amnios hurt?

Postby suleaf » Sat Apr 12, 638600 4:54 am

no looking, no looking! Q said he looked at the whole thing- he was fascinated- and me- I just held his hand and stared at him and thought about everything else i could think of....

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Re : Do amnios hurt?

Postby wrennie » Sat Apr 12, 638600 4:05 am

got that sabrina, NO LOOKING!!! thanks for that advice ladies, i probably would have went in curious with my eyes wide open!

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Re : Do amnios hurt?

Postby summerw77 » Sat Apr 12, 638600 2:23 am

They are not half as bad as an IV! The key is to NOT LOOK! I took a little eye cover with me and never saw the needle. It didnt' even hurt. =) =)

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Re : Do amnios hurt?

Postby kris11 » Fri Apr 11, 638600 4:53 pm

Echo Heather - don't look!

Mine was like a pinch, but thinking about it was creepy and anxiety-inducing. If you can focus your thoughts on something else, or on being calm and relaxed, that might help.

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Re : Do amnios hurt?

Postby wrennie » Tue Apr 01, 638600 7:35 pm

no looking, check!

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Re : Do amnios hurt?

Postby heather j » Tue Apr 01, 638600 7:03 pm

I've had two, and it felt no worse than any kind of injection. It's fast if your doc/tech are good and you have plenty of accessible fluid. My results were back in about 30 minutes (and this was with Ella so there was no rush), but my office had a ridiculously fast turnaround on all lab work. Just don't look. Seriously.

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Re : Do amnios hurt?

Postby christine lyn » Tue Apr 01, 638600 6:43 pm

Can't say never had one, sorry.

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Re : Do amnios hurt?

Postby suleaf » Tue Apr 01, 638600 3:52 pm

I had an amnio not for testing lung maturity- and Sabrina it was scarier to contemplate rather than in terms of physical pain. It hurt. But not unbearably. I didn't even scream. It was so fast- a pinching pain when it hit my uterus and a contraction. But otherwise ok. The dr was good- walked me through it, talked me through it, and then it was over. Labor? Hurt way more. Your endo thing? Sounds way worse. I've had menstrual cramps that hurt more! And lately I've had charley horses that hurt more than almost anything I can imagine....

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Re : Do amnios hurt?

Postby audrey s. » Tue Apr 01, 638600 11:17 am

I had seven amnios for lung maturity (plus the original, diagnostic for genetics as I was 39 at the time). The only one that bothered me was the last one, the others were just a needle stick but you didn't feel the needle once it was in. Good luck, I know it's scary! I kept an eye on the ultrasound rather than on what they were doing...but then ultrasound is what I do for a living, so I knew what I was looking at.


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