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Female > Pelvic

£250

All fees inclusive – Payment taken at time of booking

45 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9JF

What is Included?

Consultant radiologist opinion

Same-day results

Available for self-pay or insured

No referral required

Your Ultrasound Checks For:

Inflammation and signs of inflammation

Blockages

Abnormalities

Lumps

Swellings or growths

Tumours

Signs of cancer

Female > Pelvic

£250

All fees inclusive – Payment taken at time of booking

45 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9JF

What is Included?

Consultant radiologist opinion

Same-day results

Available for self-pay or insured

No referral required

Your Ultrasound Checks For:

Inflammation and signs of inflammation

Blockages

Abnormalities

Lumps

Swellings or growths

Tumours

Signs of cancer

FAQ

1. What is a Female Pelvic Ultrasound scan?

A female pelvic ultrasound scan is a diagnostic examination which uses sound waves to create images of the inside of your pelvic area. It is performed in two ways; Trasnsabdominal (scanning externally around the lower abdomen) or Transvaginal (internal scan of the lower abdomen where a thin transducer is placed inside the vagina). Using both methods, the doctor examining you will be able to gather images of your pelvic organs; your bladder, uterus, lining of the womb, fallopian tubes, ovaries and cervix.

The pelvis area is often a source of many health problems, some of these can be identified by a pelvic ultrasound examination. If you are suffering from urinary problems, pelvic pain, irregular or erratic vaginal bleeding and menstrual problems or would like to check for abnormal growths such as ovarian cysts or fibroids you should book a pelvic ultrasound scan to help you find your problem and support your doctor to
diagnose you.

2. Female Pelvic Ultrasound scan: Common reasons for a pelvic ultrasound scan

The female pelvic ultrasound scan is conducted for a variety of reasons and symptoms, some being more
serious than others, including:

– Pain, bloating and discomfort
– Abnormal blood test results
– Irregular vaginal periods, bleeding or spotting
– Post menopausal bleeds
– Abnormal growths
– Detection of fibroids, cysts, polycystic ovaries (PCO), polyps
– Causes for painful sexual intercourse
– Pelvic inflammatory disease
– Endometrial thickness
– Correct placing of a coil (IUD)

3. Female Pelvic Ultrasound scan: What happens at my appointment?

The female pelvic ultrasound examination is conducted in two ways. Please see below for the process for each method.
Transabdominal ultrasound (external scan of the lower abdomen)

1. Once you arrive, you’ll be asked to change in to a medical gown (if required) and to remove any jewellery, accessories and other objects which may interfere with the ultrasound examination.

2. You’ll be required to lie flat on your back, the doctor will then apply a water based gel on your abdomen and begin the examination.

3. An ultrasound transducer head will be pressed against the areas of assessment using mild to medium pressure in order to get clear images which will be visible in real-time on a display screen for your doctor.

4. Once your doctor is satisfied with the quantity and quality of images, the gel will be wiped off your abdomen area, you can then get dressed. You may empty your bladder if required, as the examination part is complete.

5. The doctor will discuss the results of the scan with you. A specialist consultant radiologist will review and assess your scan results and provide a comprehensive medical report for you and your doctor. We will email or post this report separately to you and your doctor within x-x working days.

Transvaginal ultrasound (internal scan of the lower abdomen where a thin transducer is placed inside the vagina)

1. Once you arrive, you’ll be asked to empty your bladder, change in to a medical gown (if required) and to remove any jewellery, accessories and other objects which may interfere with the ultrasound examination.

2. You’ll be required to lie on an examination table with your legs and feet positioned in preparation for a pelvic examination.

3. Your doctor will begin the examination by inserting the tip of a thin transvaginal transducer into your vagina. The transducer is covered with a plastic or latex sheath and lubricated, however, this may still be slightly uncomfortable.

4. The transducer is moved, angled and turned in the areas of assessment to get clear images which will be visible in real-time on a display screen for your doctor.

5. Once your doctor is satisfied with the quantity and quality of images, the transducer will be removed and you can then get dressed.

6. The doctor will discuss the results of the scan with you.

A specialist consultant radiologist will review and assess your scan results and provide a comprehensive
medical report for you and your doctor.

Following the examination the images are processed and reviewed by a Consultant Radiologist who will provide your doctor with a report. We endeavour to give both you and your GP access to your results on the same day of your scan.

You can expect the scan to last between 20-30 minutes. Please give yourself plenty of time for your appointment.

As these pelvic ultrasound scans are non-surgical there is no aftercare or recovery requirements so you
can go home immediately after your appointment.

4. Female Pelvic Ultrasound: Preparation for the appointment

The pelvic ultrasound is conducted in two ways. If you’re appointment is for both transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasounds, you’re required to begin with a full bladder (drink at least 4 glasses of water) in preparation for the transabdominal ultrasound. Before your doctor begins the transvaginal ultrasound, you’ll be asked to empty your bladder.

If you’re having one specific type of pelvic ultrasound, please see below for preparatory instructions:

Transabdominal ultrasound (external scan of the lower abdomen)

Please drink approximately 4 glasses of water about an hour before your appointment so your bladder is sufficiently full in preparation for the ultrasound examination.

Transvaginal ultrasound (internal scan of the lower abdomen where a thin transducer is placed inside the vagina)
No preparation is required for this ultrasound examination.