What is an ultrasound?
An ultrasound is a scan used to monitor and diagnose conditions in many parts of the body, without the use of radiation. An ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the interior of the body. A Gynaecological ultrasound is used to examine conditions affecting the organs in a woman's pelvis - the uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries.
What conditions can ultrasound detect?
A gynaecological ultrasound can diagnose almost all gynaecological conditions including:
- Ovarian cysts
- Problems with the womb lining causing heavy bleeding e.g. polyps
- Pelvic congestion
What can I expect during the ultrasound?
The scan will normally happen in 2 parts. The first part is a scan across the abdomen which gives an overview. The second part is a scan via the vagina. This provides detailed images and is the best way to see the pelvis. It does not usually cause pain and can be performed during your period. Once the scan is completed, your consultant will talk you through the results and provide you with a written report.
How can I book an ultrasound?
Gynaecological ultrasound can be performed as part of a gynaecological check up or as a standalone service. Please get in touch to find out more.