The ultrasound technician gave me a very normal reason why she could not “find” my left ovary.

If your ultrasound technician informs you that she can’t “see” or “find” one of your ovaries, do NOT panic or worry. If she says it’s “hidden,” do NOT worry.

The ultrasound technician told me that she was unable to see my left ovary.

She said the “bowels” were in the way of the ovary, and that the waves kept “bouncing off,” preventing her from getting an image.

If this happens to you, it does NOT indicate a medical problem. It’s an IMAGING issue.

In my case, the solution was to drink more water and wait for my bladder to get fuller.

That, I did, though it took a while, even though I had followed the water-intake instructions prior to the first imaging.

The technician took one or two patients while I waited for my bladder to get really uncomfortably full.

For the second attempt, she had absolutely NO problem getting a good image of the “hidden ovary.”

If you have an ultrasound scheduled, it will help you if you have this knowledge ahead of time.

Make sure your bladder feels ready to burst before you get the procedure done.

Lorra Garrick has been covering medical, fitness and cybersecurity topics for many years, having written thousands of articles for print magazines and websites, including as a ghostwriter. She’s also a former ACE-certified personal trainer.