A Gynaecological Ultrasound (a scan) can offer a clear view of the pelvic organs without the need to perform an invasive procedure and can add very useful information, so that your Consultant can more easily diagnose any gynaecological problems and suggest the most appropriate treatment.
The examination is started Transabdominally – the probe is gently pressed on the lower abdomen, while you have a full bladder. This gives a good overview of the bladder, the uterus (womb) and the ovaries.
To ensure you have a full bladder, please drink 1-2 pints of water around 1 hour before your appointment.
The examination then usually includes a Transvaginal ultrasound. After you have emptied your bladder, a small probe is gently inserted into the vagina, which allows for more detailed views of the uterus, endometrium and ovaries.
This examination is carried out in very private surroundings, is not painful, is very well tolerated and takes around 15 minutes.
If you require more information or would like to talk to someone from Gynaechoice regarding an Ultrasound Examination, please get in contact.