Diagnostic Tests: Pelvic Ultrasound Scans
Pelvic Ultrasound Scans are used to examine a woman’s pelvis including the uterus and ovaries. The purpose of the ultrasound is to assess the overall health of the uterus, ovaries, lining of the womb (sometimes referred to as endometrial lining) and pelvic region.
The scan uses high frequency sound waves to create an image of the reproductive organs and will be undertaken by an experienced Sonographer. It is carried out by inserting a small probe (similar in size and shape to a tampon) into the vagina. You may need to remove some clothing and will need to lie down with your knees bent to enable the internal examination. The scan takes in the region of 10-15 minutes. Ultrasound scanning is not dangerous and has no known side effects.
The cost of the Pelvic Ultrasound Scan is £155, payable in advance to Equilibrium. The scan will be carried out at the National Fertility Society in Shrewsbury.
To prepare for your scan, please be aware of the following:
You must have an empty bladder so please refrain from drinking for at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment;
If you have a latex allergy please ensure Equilibrium and the staff at the National Fertility Society are notified in advance of your scan;
If you would like a chaperone present please ensure Equilibrium and the staff at the National Fertility Society are notified prior to your appointment;
Please note that you can still have a scan when you are menstruating.
The Sonographer will review the scan images and send a report on the findings to your doctor at Equilibrium who will then contact you to discuss the findings.