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Pelvic Scan

A female patient having a trans-abdominal ultrasound scan in the clinic by a female sonographer


 Private pelvic Ultrasound Scan


You might choose to book a private pelvic ultrasound in London instead of waiting 6+ weeks for an inconvenient  scan appointment from your local hospital if you are experiencing gynaecological symptoms and you want to skip the hospital or you just want to check if everything is OK with your uterus, endometrium and ovaries. Gynaecological problems such as heavy bleeding, painful periods, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse) are very common and affect all age groups. The pelvic scan is the primary investigation to identify the cause of these symptoms.


Why would you need a pelvic ultrasound?

The pelvic ultrasound scan may be performed in the investigation of a number of problems including:

  • gynaecological symptoms such as pelvic pain, irregular, frequent or absent periods or other menstrual problems
  • to investigate the existence of endometrial polyps, fibroids or ovarian cysts
  • as a follow-up scan to monitor known conditions such as fibroids, ovarian cysts or polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • to assess for any abnormality that might be affecting your fertility
  • Ovarian screening
  • Just to check if everything is OK - peace of mind


How is the pelvic scan done?

This scan can be performed through the abdomen (transabdominal) or internally through the vagina (transvaginal). Both approaches are being 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 scan image quality is so good that transvaginal scan will not offer any additional benefits in the diagnosis


What preparation is required?

This pelvic ultrasound scan is being performed trans-abdominally and on occasions, a transvaginal ultrasound scan might be required in order to further evaluate the pelvic organs.

For the transabdominal scan:

You will need a full bladder, so please drink 2 pints of water one hour before your scan.

For a transvaginal ultrasound:

  • You should empty your bladder just before your scan
  • You can have a trans-vaginal scan when you’re having your period, but you will need to remove the tampon if you’re using one
  • You will need to remove the lower half of your clothing before the scan, so wear something that is easy to take off


What can the pelvic ultrasound scan detect?

The pelvic ultrasound scan will examine and evaluate your gynaecological organs for any abnormality such as:

Ovarian cysts

Ovarian Tumours

Polycystic ovaries



Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)


Detect and locate an IUCD or coil if you have one implanted

Assess the effect of HRT 


What should I expect during the examination?

Upon your arrival at the clinic, our sonographer will explain the ultrasound scan 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 a 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. 

What happens after the scan?

At the end of the examination, we will discuss the findings with you and we will provide you with a report for your medical records.


Can I still have a pelvic ultrasound scan if I am on my period?

Yes. Having your period will not affect the diagnostic accuracy of the test. If you, however, prefer you can re-schedule for when your period has finished


Do you offer screening blood tests?

You can now combine your ultrasound with one of our screening tests to get the full picture of your health. All our tests are done at the internationally renowned The Doctor’s Laboratory. The Doctor’s laboratory works with NHS trusts and major UK private hospitals.

You can find more information about our add-on screening blood test here.

Please add the screening test when you book your ultrasound scan from our add-on packages.


Is it easy to make an appointment?

Arranging an appointment at Sonoworld for a pelvic ultrasound scan is simple. We can arrange an appointment at a convenient time for you on the phone or you can choose your appointment using our online booking schedule. Same day appointments are usually available if you are experiencing symptoms and you need rapid answers. 


How much does the pelvic ultrasound cost?

We believe that quick access to diagnostic tests can improve diagnosis and treatment. The cost of the pelvic ultrasound should not be prohibited to someone's well-being and therefore we are trying to keep the cost  as low as possible.


Cost: £164.00



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Sonoworld has teamed up with the well-known acupuncturist Eca Brady to offer you complementary therapies such as Acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help you with fertility and other women issues. Eca is offering acupuncture for fertility and acupuncture for menopause treatments. She can be contacted direct or via Sonoworld.


-- Consultant Ultrasound Practitioner  Daniela Stan,  MSc Medical Ultrasound.

Specialities: MSK, Breast,  Abdomen, Small Parts, Gynaecology/Obstetrics and Vascular..
Daniela Stan is a London based NHS and Private Consultant Sonographer, with more than 20 years’ experience in Healthcare. She holds a degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davilla, Bucharest, Romania and a Medical Doctor License in Family Medicine. After graduating from the Medical School Program in 1997 ..  Read More


Private ultrasound London 

You are in the right place if you want to book a private scan in London's Harley Street area, in a clinic trusted by local GPs and NHS Consultants alike.
Sonoworld offers private ultrasound scans and other healthcare tests such as blood tests to provide you with an accelerated diagnosis about your health and the health of your baby so that you can continue enjoying your every day without unnecessary worry.

Can I pay for an ultrasound?

Yes, you can pay for an ultrasound scan. Sonoworld offers direct access to private Ultrasound Scans for people with or without private medical insurance.

If you have private medical insurance, your diagnostic scan might be covered. Please confirm with your medical insurance provider before booking your scan.

Why should you have a private scan at Sonoworld, London?

You have been probably referred by your doctor for a diagnostic ultrasound examination but the NHS waiting times are long and you want rapid answers. At Sonoworld you can have a same day scan appointment with instant results to take to your doctor so that you can be back on track as soon as possible.

Sonoworld Diagnostic Services is registered with the CQC and has been trusted by the NHS and private sector since 2012 to provide unparalleled diagnostic services.  Our clients include healthcare professional such as GP’s and consultant radiologists. This is because our patients know that at Sonoworld will get sound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of care. 

These are some of the reasons our clients choose to have a private scan.

Do I need a doctor's referral?

No, you don't need a doctors referral to have an ultrasound at Sonoworld. Most of our patients, in fact, are having a scan while they're waiting for their doctor's appointment.

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Where can I get a scan today?

In most cases, we are able to offer you an appointment on the same day. We are even able to work around your schedule to further reduce the disruption associated with a health appointment.

How much does it cost to have an ultrasound scan in London? 

It is our philosophy that private healthcare and in our case ultrasound imaging should be affordable and available to all of us as our health is the most important thing in this world. This is why our medical and baby scans are competitively priced with no hidden extras.

The cost of our ultrasound scans ranges starting from £149 and are priced per area scanned.

How do i book a scan?

You can book an ultrasound appointment by using our easy to use online diary where you can select the most suitable time and day or by calling us direct on 020 3633 4902.

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Shamima Parvin

5 out of 5 stars

I went in really nervous today as my husband couldn’t accompany me due to covid regulations, however once I got there the dr was very comforting and kind. She explained everything well and made...

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5 out of 5 stars

Dr Daniela Stan impressed me through her empathy, kindness, understanding and reassurance she has provided. I was very stressed before and even during my ultrasound, but everything turned out fine and...

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