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Endometrial Lining Ultrasound Scan

Endometrial Lining Scan is a gynaecological Ultrasound assessment of your endometrium (the lining of the womb) designed to assess its structure, thickness, how it correlates with where you are in your cycle or responsiveness to treatment stimulation, as well as its shape, to ensure normal appearances. Also, we will assess the womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and surrounding structures. This type of scan aims to ensure normal thickness of the lining of the womb to appropriately time natural conception or any form of assisted conception (such as IVF), as well as to rule out any structural cause that might explain difficulty conceiving, recurrent miscarriages, generalized pelvic pain or any other related issue.

Please add your requested screening ultrasound, blood test or health check-up while you are booking your ultrasound scan appointment.

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You may wish to have this scan performed if you:
  • Have been experiencing chronic pelvic pain
  • Having painful periods
  • Experiencing pain during sexual intercourse
  • Having painful bowel movements or even seeing blood in stool
  • Chronic (long-term) symptoms associated with passing urine or even seeing blood in the urine
  • Having lower back pain
  • Have a family history of endometriosis
  • Associated infertility with any of the above symptoms
  • Have been previously diagnosed with endometriomas (“chocolate cysts” in the ovaries)
  • Have previously been treated for endometriosis and feeling the symptoms have returned
For patient leaflet on chronic pelvic pain, please visit https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patient-leaflets/long-term-pelvic-pain/   For patient leaflets on endometriosis, please visit: 1) https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patient-leaflets/endometriosis/  and 2) https://mk0britishsociep8d9m.kinstacdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/ESHRE-ENDOMETRIOSIS-GUIDELINE_Patient-version_FINAL.pdf For lots of other information for women with known or suspected endometriosis, please visit: https://www.endometriosis-uk.org
  • You will be asked a series of questions related to your menstrual period and symptoms you are presenting with
  • Perform the Ultrasound scan and take high-quality representative images
  • Explain ultrasound findings and answer your questions or concerns within our scope of practice
  • Issue a digital copy of the report after or within 24 hrs, containing relevant images for you to keep for your records, or take to your GP or specialist
  • Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
  • Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if deemed necessary
As this is an extended pelvic scan, we may find the same common findings as we would during a regular pelvic scan, including normal appearances, but also fibroids, ovarian cysts, polyps, uterine malformations, fluid within fallopian tubes, evidence of pelvic inflammatory disease, etc. Typical findings in women with endometriosis include associated adenomyosis (which is when the same cell of the lining of the womb migrate and implant within the muscle of the womb), “chocolate cysts” or endometriosis in the ovaries, reduced or absent mobility of the ovaries and uterus. In cases of deep infiltrating endometriosis, we can also identify endometriotic deposits within the surrounding pelvic structures.
We recommend having CA125 levels tested, which a blood protein, as it is commonly elevated in women with endometriosis, especially in advanced stages. We may offer you other kinds of blood tests when your scan is finished.
We generally perform this scan in two parts: transabdominally (on top of the tummy) and transvaginally (internal scan), with transvaginal views giving the most details. The transabdominal part is performed on a full bladder (finish drinking 0.75-1L of water about 1 hr before your appointment time), after which you will be asked to empty your bladder before your internal scan.
The Ultrasound Specialist will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be provided with a gown to respect your modesty in the likelihood of an internal scan. It will then involve the insertion of the tip of the transvaginal probe, covered with a latex-free probe cover with a small amount of sterile gel into the vaginal canal. Our specialist will have to slightly move the probe to assess the relevant anatomy and to produce high-quality diagnostic ultrasound images. You will likely feel discomfort during your ultrasound scan, which may feel slightly worse on the background of your already presenting symptoms; however, you can stop or pause the examination at any moment. The endometriosis dedicated ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 30 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
You will get the results verbally after the scan, followed by a digital copy of the report with relevant images within 24 hrs.
Ultrasound scan itself is not considered harmful. Your safety is one of our top priorities; therefore, we strictly adhere to BMUS guidelines for the safe use of Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment and scanning times, as well as respect the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).
Urgent health conditions can happen at any time of the day or night. In London Private Ultrasound, we offer emergency endometriosis ultrasound service late evenings, during weekends, Saturdays, or Sundays. Please call 02071013377 or 07414165515 to book your urgent endometriosis ultrasound appointment now. (Terms and conditions apply)
Combining your ultrasound scan with one of our screening tests will give you a better picture of your health. We will recommend any beneficial screenings when you book online and will also recommend any further tests or screenings after your ultrasound scan.

Anna D
Anna D
The team are so so lovely and professional. I’ve only ever seen Pedram and he is an absolute gem of a doctor. He is so patient and so understanding and extremely good and thorough at explaining things. I would always recommend Pedram and his team.
Alex Lockwood
Alex Lockwood
Very quick to access, a well-explained process, a clear and efficient experience and immediate results followed up with the report. Overall it felt very reassuring and the cardiologist was friendly, clear and helpful.
Monica Timofte
Monica Timofte
I recommend this clinic, a team of professionals
Grace Christie
Grace Christie
Really great service and attention to detail during scan. Felt in safe hands.
Kirsty Watson
Kirsty Watson
Excellent service. Very thorough and efficient. Would highly recommend
Charles Guedes
Charles Guedes
Easy to deal. Same day appointment. Very explanatory and helpful
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