Ultrasound Scans for Women’s Health

We often think of ultrasound scans as something that happens during pregnancy, but the same technology can also be used to investigate a wide range of different conditions. At the Birth Company clinic in Cheshire, we often perform gynaecological scans as well as private pregnancy scans.

When Should You Have a Gynaecological Scan?

The most common reason for having a gynaecological scan is to investigate symptoms that could be linked to your reproductive system. Many women experience problems such as irregular, painful or heavy periods. Other common gynaecological symptoms include pelvic pain, discomfort during sex, and unusual bleeding. If your GP or gynaecologist suspects that these symptoms could be linked to a gynaecological condition, then they may refer you for an ultrasound to confirm the diagnosis. We can also perform scans to assess your condition or to monitor how it has changed after you’ve been diagnosed. In some cases, gynaecological scans are also used as part of well woman screening or for a fertility assessment.

Types of Gynaecological Ultrasound Scans

We can perform a range of different women’s health scans to investigate different aspects of your gynaecological health:

  • Full pelvic ultrasound to check your cervix, ovaries, womb and the surrounding pelvic area for any health problems
  • Ovarian screening scan to look for any growths in or around the ovaries, such as cysts or ovarian cancer
  • Fertility and IVF scans to check for fertility problems or to assist your fertility clinic with the timing of treatment
  • IUCD scan to check on the position of your intra-uterine contraceptive device

Having a Gynaecological Scan

Gynaecological ultrasound scans are usually performed trans-vaginally so that we can get a closer look at your reproductive organs. We can sometimes use a trans-abdominal scan if you aren’t able to have an internal ultrasound, but it won’t provide as much information about your health.

When you visit us for a gynaecological scan in Cheshire:

  • You should empty your bladder when you arrive at the clinic
  • You’ll need to remove the lower half of your clothing
  • A slim ultrasound probe will be inserted into your vagina

What Can We Find Out?

We can learn a lot from an ultrasound scan of your reproductive organs. Depending on your reasons for having the scan, we might:

  • Check the size, shape and appearance of your womb, ovaries and cervix
  • Detect signs of gynaecological conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, polyps, PID or PCOS
  • Monitor changes in your condition if you’re undergoing treatment for one of these conditions or taking HRT during the menopause
  • Look for developing follicles in your ovaries to find out if and when you are ovulating
  • Measure the endometrial lining in your womb to find out if it is healthy and ready for pregnancy
  • Locate your IUCD and check that it is working properly

We will provide a complete ultrasound report of all of our findings, along with scan pictures to share with your GP or gynaecologist and add to your medical records. You will also be able to talk to your sonographer if you have any questions or concerns about the scan.

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THE BIRTH COMPANY - LONDON

137 Harley Street, London W1G 6BF
Nearest Underground Tube Stations

Baker Street
Regent’s Park
Great Portland Street

THE BIRTH COMPANY - CHESHIRE

Festival Hall, Talbot Road, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, SK9 7HR
Nearest Overground Train Station

Alderley Edge