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Pelvic Ultrasound Scan

Transvaginal Ultrasound Scan

Transabdominal Ultrasound Scan


A Pelvic Scan is a gynaecological Ultrasound assessment of your pelvic organs: womb, lining of the womb, ovaries, fallopian tubes and surrounding structures. This type of scan aims to rule out any structural cause that might explain the symptoms you are experiencing, such as abnormal vaginal bleeding, infrequent periods, difficulty conceiving, recurrent miscarriages, bloating, generalized pelvic pain or any other related issue. If you have family history of any pelvic issues, you may also wish to just have regular check-ups to ensure normal appearances and general structural health of your pelvic organs.

This scan is generally performed in two parts: transabdominally (on top of the tummy) and transvaginally (internal scan), with transvaginal views giving the most details.


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You may wish to have this scan performed if you experience:
  • Pelvic pain on and off or sudden severe pelvic pain
  • Painful and/or heavy periods
  • Irregular, frequent or infrequent periods
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain and/or bleeding during or after sexual intercourse
  • Bloating
  • Have family history of fibroids
  • Difficultly conceiving or have had recurrent miscarriages
  • Have been previously diagnosed with any pelvic issues and would like to monitor progress or resolution
  • Would simply like a pelvic check-up to ensure normal appearances of your pelvic organs
  • 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 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
There is a wide range of findings we may find during your gynaecological pelvic Ultrasound scan assessment, aside for normal findings, the most common are:
  • Uterine fibroids (benign growth in the muscle of the womb)
  • Ovarian cysts (fluid filled structure within the ovaries)
  • Endometrial polyps (benign growth within the lining of the womb)
  • Polycystic ovaries (suggestive of hormonal imbalance)
  • Uterine malformations (the shape of the womb may vary)
  • Hydrosalpinx (fluid within fallopian tubes)
  • Adenomyosis (condition when the cells of the lining of the womb implant within the muscle of the womb)
  • Endometriosis (condition when the cells of the lining of the womb implant within the surrounding pelvic structures)
  • Evidence of pelvic inflammatory disease
Depending on the Ultrasound findings, we may recommend a blood test to better correlate the scan results.
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 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 may feel mild discomfort during your ultrasound scan depending on the symptoms you are presenting with, however you can stop or pause the examination at any moment. The pelvic ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 10 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 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 pelvic ultrasound service late evenings, during weekends, Saturdays, or Sundays. Please call 02071013377 or 07414165515 to book your urgent pelvic 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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