What is a pelvic ultrasound scan for?

Has your doctor recommended a pelvic ultrasound scan? Don't worry, you're not alone. Many people undergo this ultrasound scan to get a closer look at their reproductive organs. Whether you're curious or feeling a little nervous, let's walk through what a pelvic ultrasound scan is for.

What does a pelvic ultrasound scan check?

  • uterus
    This scan provides a close-up view of your uterus, examining its size, shape, and condition

  • womb lining
    The scan also focuses on the lining of your uterus, which plays a crucial role in your menstrual cycle and potential pregnancies

  • both ovaries
    Your ovaries are examined for any anomalies. These small organs are important for ovulation and hormone production

  • pelvic area

    The scan covers your pelvic region, including your cervix and fallopian tubes

    Ultrasound Direct's Well Woman Pelvic Scan is carried out by our qualified sonographers and can help you skip the potentially long NHS referral waiting times.

Why do healthcare providers recommend a pelvic ultrasound?

Your GP may recommend a pelvic ultrasound if you have:

  • difficulty getting pregnant

  • pain during sex

  • pain during urination

  • pelvic or abdominal pain

  • unusual periods 

  • urine leakage

  • PCOS symptoms such as unusual periods, excess hair, explained weight gain

What can a pelvic ultrasound tell you?

The primary purpose of a pelvic ultrasound scan is to provide you with an overall understanding of your reproductive health.

It can help with the detection of:

  • fibroids

    These noncancerous growths within the uterus can cause discomfort. The scan helps identify their presence and impact

  • ovarian cysts

    These fluid-filled sacs on the ovaries can sometimes require attention. The scan helps detect their presence

  • polycystic ovaries

    Imbalances in hormone levels can lead to polycystic ovaries. Early detection through the scan can help in timely management of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

  • pelvic inflammatory disease

    This infection can affect the reproductive organs. The scan helps in diagnosing or excluding PID

 With Ultrasound Direct’s Well Woman Pelvic Scan, you will receive a clear written report of your scan results. If a medical follow-up is needed, we can email a copy of your report to your healthcare provider at no extra cost if you provide their contact details.