This gynaecological scan is available to women of child bearing age.
We will perform a detailed scan to look at the size, shape and condition of the:
- lining of the womb
- both ovaries
- pelvic area
Common examples for having this ultrasound scan are:
- evaluating the wellbeing of the uterus and ovaries before conception
- estimating the time of ovulation and measuring the endometrial thickness for assisted conception, measuring follicles and endometrial thickness prior to private IVF treatment in the UK or abroad
- detecting the presence and / or position of an intra uterine contraceptive device (IUCD or Coil)
We will provide a Sonographer report at the time with a Medical Follow Up Recommendation if necessary.
Using the latest cloud technology, Ultrasound Direct can send your scan images and report to you in seconds using Ultrasound Direct toMOBILE. This secure online service is available with every scan performed in an Ultrasound Direct clinic at no extra cost.
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if you would like to know more about our health scans.
May include trans-vaginal / internal scan with consent.
Need to expose lower part of abdomen so ideally wear 2 piece garments i.e trousers or skirt and top.
Drink 0.5 Ltr (1 pint) clear fluid approx 1 hour before appointment time. Milk and fizzy drinks are not recommended.
Please do not empty your bladder before the examination.
Maintain normal medication.
All of our first line ultrasound scans are optional. You must be at least 16 years old and you should have no existing medical condition or treatment pending that relates to the scan you are booking. If you are in any doubt about having any type of scan, you should consult your GP.
Frequently Asked Question
Are your sonographers qualified?
Yes. All our sonographers are fully trained and qualified to perform ultrasound scans and many of them also work in the NHS locally. Scans with Ultrasound Direct will always be performed by a qualified professional whose primary interest is your health. All our sonographers take care to follow the latest safety guidelines and are registered with the HCPC. We’re also registered with the independent regulator the Care Quality Commission to ensure the highest standards possible.
What if I get bad news during my scan?
In the event of unexpected findings: we will offer clear advice on the next steps available to you and will offer to contact the local hospital on your behalf.
Should you receive bad news in your scan you are welcome to take time in private in our clinics to process the news and gather your thoughts before leaving: we never want you to feel rushed.