A gynaecological scan or female pelvic scan is predominantly utilised to identify conditions associated with the ovaries and uterus, including ovarian cysts, polycystic ovary syndrome and other varied pathologies associated with the female reproductive system.
Scans can be carried out trans-abdominally (moving the probe over the exterior pelvis) or transvaginally which would involve a specialised probe being placed a small way into the vagina. Trans-vaginal scans are always offered as an option when booking your pelvic scan as in some circumstances it may be difficult to visualise the anatomy of the pelvis abdominally.
The price structure reflects possibility of undertaking both scans during a single appointment. Please note we would never carry out a transvaginal examination on a person whom had never been sexually active, or without their prior written consent.
A full bladder is required to undertake the trans-abdominal pelvis examination, so please drink 1-2 pints of water 1 hour prior to your scan.
If the scan warrants a transvaginal examination we will routinely ask you to empty your bladder before continuing
*Please note a transvaginal examination would never be offered to persons under 16 years or whom have not been sexually active*.
You will need to expose your pelvis as the ultrasound requires skin contact with the probe, so please wear loose fitting clothing.
If you are already due an ultrasound as part of your current healthcare pathway please consult your GP prior to making an appointment to ensure your scan is needed and does not conflict with your current NHS provision.
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