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Female > Pregnancy > Early Pregnancy (6-8 weeks)

£250

All fees inclusive – Payment taken at time of booking.

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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:

Location of pregnancy

Size of gestational sac

Age of foetus

Estimated due date

Cause of pain or bleeding in early stages of pregnancy

FAQ

1. What is an Early Pregnancy Ultrasound scan?

An early pregnancy ultrasound scan is an examination performed after first finding out about a new pregnancy. Performed in the 6 to 8 week period of a pregnancy, it is used to examine early viability and to provide a date for the pregnancy. It is also requested if patients experience pain or bleeding in the early stages of a pregnancy.

An ultrasound scan is reassuring as it is a pain free and safe (no radiation is used) and provides information about the following:
– Location of the pregnancy, whether it is inside the uterus or ectopic (outside the uterus)
– Size of the gestational sac
– Age of the foetus
– A due date (estimated)

2. Early Pregnancy Ultrasound scan: What happens at my appointment?

The early pregnancy ultrasound scan is normally an external examination (external scan of the abdomen area), however, sometimes if the pregnancy is at its very earliest stages, an internal transvaginal scan may be required to assess the viability accurately. Please see below to understand 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 gentle 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 and provide you with a copy to take home.

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.

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 and provide you with a copy to take home.

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

3. Early Pregnancy Ultrasound scan: Preparation for the appointment

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.