The Private Pelvic/Ovarian Ultrasound Scan
Pelvic problems such as heavy bleeding, painful periods or sex and generalised pelvic pain are very common and affect all age groups. Pelvic ultrasound scans are regularly deployed to identify any causes of these symptoms such as uterine polyps, fibroids, ovarian cysts.
There are two kinds of pelvic ultrasound scans the transabdominal or supra-pubic (through the bladder) and the transvaginal (through the vagina) ultrasound scan.
There is a bit of conflict of opinions as to which pelvic scan is the best. Both ultrasound scan approaches are used to image the uterus and the ovaries for any abnormality. They both give useful information that can be combined for the best diagnostic outcome. Sometimes the transabdominal ultrasound image quality is so good that there is absolutely no need to invade your privacy with a transvaginal scan. In our ultrasound clinic in London, we use them as complimentary to each other.
What is the purpose of this Pelvic scan?
The gynaecology ultrasound scan is being used to evaluate:
- Your uterus (womb)
- The lining of the uterus (endometrium)
- Adjacent pelvic structures
The reasons for having a pelvic ultrasound scan:
- Pelvic pain
- Irregular, frequent or heavy periods
- Absent periods
- Vaginal bleeding after menopause
- Painful intercourse
- History of fibroids
- Ovarian cysts
- Polycystic ovaries
- Abnormal blood tests
- Detection of some tumours & cancers
- Spotting between periods
- Detect uterine fibroids
- Endometrial polyps
- Coil (IUD) position
- Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
- Endometrial thickness
- Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy
What is included with this pelvic scan?
- Ultrasound report and if needed, a follow up recommendation.
Preparation for the pelvic ultrasound scan.
This ultrasound scan is being performed trans-abdominally with a full bladder, so please drink 2 pints of water one hour before your scan. On occasions, a transvaginal ultrasound scan might be required in order to further evaluate the pelvic organs.
What should I expect during the pelvic ultrasound scan?
Upon your arrival at the clinic our sonographer will explain the ultrasound procedure and will ask you to lie on your back on the couch. You will be asked to lower a bit your trousers/skirt and your underwear to be able to access your pelvic area. A small amount of ultrasonic gel will be placed on your skin. The transducer will be moved back and forth across your lower abdomen to image the area of interest.
If there is need to have a transvaginal scan, you will be asked to empty your bladder and remove your trousers/skirt and your underwear. You will be asked to lie on your back on the couch and a towel will be provided to cover yourself. A special lubricated probe will be inserted into the vagina and will be moved to different directions to obtain the best images. This scan might feel a bit uncomfortable but should not be painful.
We aim to always provide a female chaperone but if no one is available at the day we might ask you to come back on a different day. You are more than welcome to bring with you a companion.
At the end of the examination we will discuss the findings with you and we will provide you with a written report to take away.
Ultrasound imaging is a medical diagnostic technique where sound waves are being used to image various parts of the body.
Other terms for ultrasound imaging are: sonograms, US and sonography.
Ultrasound is widely used these days as it is painless and safe to adults, children and foetuses. There are no side effects such as the ones associated with radiation.
During the ultrasound scan, the sonographer rests a small probe over the skin. This probe produces sound waves i.e pulsations that travel through the tissues. Some of the sound waves are being reflected back to the transducer and the computer analyses the returning echoes and produces the image on the screen. It is the same principle with the sonar the navy uses.
Ultrasound is being used to image mostly solid organs such as liver, kidneys, uterus and ovaries, muscles and blood vessels and babies in the womb.
It has however limited value in organs such lungs, bone, stomach and bowel/colon.
Ultrasound images are black and white but colour Doppler is being used to evaluate organ and blood vessel blood flow and this is what the red and blue colours on the screen are.
Price of the Pelvic Scan: £139.00
Private Pelvic Ultrasound Scans in London
Sonoworld provides competitively priced London ultrasound scans so that you can achieve early diagnosis without the long NHS waiting lists.
We are able to offer you:
- Same day pelvic ultrasound scan appointments.
- Easy to use online ultrasound scan booking service where you can choose the best time and day suitable to you.
- Same time ultrasound scan report to take with you to your GP.
- Convenient central London location (Regents Park and Great Portland Street tube stations)
- Direct line to our Sonographers to answer any questions about your private ultrasound scan and not a call centre.
- You can take control of your health with our competitively priced private ultrasound scan examinations.
Looking for a Private Pelvic Ultrasound Scan in London?
You are in the right place if you are looking for a private pelvic ultrasound scan in London. At Sonoworld Diagnostics, London we offer an extensive range of private ultrasound scans in a convenient central London location next to Harley Street.
We offer same day and out of hours private ultrasound scan appointments in days and times to suit your busy schedule.
Our consultant sonographers are very experienced in the field of medical ultrasound so you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. We use the latest ultrasound scan diagnostic equipment to increase diagnostic accuracy. Sonoworld Diagnostics has been providing ultrasound scan services to NHS and private sector since 2012 and therefore is well established in the field of medical ultrasound.
At our ultrasound scan clinic in London, we are able to offer you ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the wait associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.
Why choose us for your private pelvic ultrasound scan?
Sonoworld Diagnostic Services is registered with the CQC and has been trusted by the NHS and private sector since 2012 to provide unparalleled diagnostic ultrasound scan services. Our clients include healthcare professional such as GP’s and consultant radiologists. This is because our clients know that at Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service.
Who will perform my pelvic ultrasound scan?
Your pelvic ultrasound scan will be performed by one of our knowledgeable consultant sonographers. All our sonographers are qualified to UK and USA ultrasound standards so you can be assured that there is no compromise on the diagnostic accuracy of your ultrasound scan.
How much are the private pelvic ultrasound scans?
The price you’ll pay for a private ultrasound scan will depend on the type of scan you want an appointment for. Our prices are competitive starting from as low as £99. There are no hidden extras and the price you see is the price you pay.
Book a pelvic scan appointment
We offer evening and weekends appointments. You can choose the most suitable time and day by visiting our online booking diary. If for any reason you can not find a suitable ultrasound scan appointment please contact us via e-mail or phone.
We offer the widest Range of ultrasound scans in London.
We offer a full range of private ultrasound scans for women such as:
Upper and lower abdominal scans
Kidneys, ureters & bladder scans
Our range of private ultrasound scans for men include:
Testicular ultrasound scans
Kidneys, ureters & prostate scans
We also offer musculoskeletal scans such as:
Hands and wrists scans
Ankle and Feet
Soft tissue lumps & bumps
We offer vascular ultrasound scans such as:
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Venous insufficiency/Reflux scans
Private Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans
We offer a large range of private pregnancy ultrasound in London starting with the early pregnancy scan at 5 weeks gestation and other complimentary scans throughout your pregnancy including gender scan, growth scan, reassurance scans.
We offer a same day private pregnancy scan service to provide you with peace of mind and quick reassurance about your pregnancy and your baby.
We also offer a range of 3D and 4D bonding scans for parents who want to meet their baby early. Our sonographers are fully qualified and comply with all the professional safety guidelines.