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Full Pelvic Ultrasound Scan

What is a full pelvic ultrasound scan?

A full pelvic ultrasound is a scan to look at your uterus, ovaries, cervix and the surrounding areas. The scan can be performed to investigate gynaecological symptoms, to confirm a diagnosis suggested by your GP or gynaecologist, or to monitor your condition. The scan can also be performed as part of well woman screening or a fertility assessment.

Why this scan?

  • Investigate symptoms such as pelvic pain or menstrual problems
  • Confirm a suspected diagnosis like fibroids or ovarian cysts
  • Monitor conditions such as PCOS or fibroids
  • Check for signs of certain fertility or health problems

What you will receive

  • Full report on your scan results to share with your GP or gynaecologist
  • Scan pictures for your medical records

When Should You Have a Full Pelvic Ultrasound Scan?

A full pelvic ultrasound can be performed to investigate any issues with your reproductive system, including the womb, womb lining, ovaries and cervix. If you’re about to have a pelvic scan then you will probably be visiting us with a referral from your doctor, who will have explained the reasons why you need this scan.

We often perform pelvic ultrasounds in order to investigate the causes of common gynaecological problems like heavy, painful or irregular periods. Ultrasound scans can detect issues such as ovarian cysts, endometriosis and uterine fibroids. If you have already been diagnosed with one of these conditions, then you might still need a scan to assess your condition or to monitor how it changes over time.

The full pelvic ultrasound can also be performed as part of well woman or fertility screening. We can check that your reproductive system is looking healthy and functioning properly. We can also screen for conditions such as ovarian cysts, polyps, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, PCOS, and fibroids that could be causing problems even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms yet.

What to Expect

  • You will usually need to have a trans-vaginal ultrasound, which means that a specially designed ultrasound probe will be inserted into your vagina. You may find this a bit embarrassing or uncomfortable, but it shouldn’t hurt, and the sonographer will ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible. You’ll need to remove the lower half of your clothing and you’ll be asked to empty your bladder when you arrive at the clinic for your appointment.
  • Trans-abdominal scans are sometimes used to investigate certain gynaecological issues, but we won’t be able to see as much detail of your internal organs.
  • During the scan we will check the size, shape, and appearance of your uterus, womb lining, ovaries and cervix. We’ll also check for any growths or other issues affecting your reproductive organs or the surrounding pelvic area.

Arranging Your Full Pelvic Ultrasound Scan

If you need to have a full pelvic ultrasound for any reason, then it’s easy to make an appointment at our clinic in Cheshire. Just use our simple online booking system to arrange the ultrasound appointment at a time that suits you. The scan will be performed by one of our experienced sonographers.

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