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Pelvic Fertility - Baseline Scan

Ideally conducted day 2 - 5 of your cycle


The Pelvic Fertility Baseline Scan is a gynaecological scan designed for those who want to assess the health of their pelvic organs in view of their fertility or are undergoing fertility treatment.

This scan is commonly used as an initial assessment of the uterus, endometrium (lining of the womb) and ovaries. This scan includes an Antral Follicle Count (AFC).

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Your Pelvic Fertility Baseline Scan

The Pelvic Fertility Baseline Scan is specifically designed for people currently either in view of their fertility or undergoing fertility treatment. This scan will give the necessary baseline information and assessment of your pelvic anatomy that your fertility clinic will require.

This Pelvic Scan, available to those over 16 years old, is performed by one of our qualified sonographers with diagnostic scanning experience. It includes:

  • 30-minute appointment

  • detailed scan to look at the size, shape and condition of the uterus, endometrium, both ovaries and pelvic area

  • medical follow-up recommendation if needed.

At your appointment you will be given printed images and your diagnostic report as part of the scan. After your appointment you will be sent a link to the Pim platform, where you can access Pim’s unique features and a digital library of your images and reports. 

A Pelvic Fertility Baseline Scan is best performed trans-vaginally for optimum clarity and results. This means that the sonographer will ask for your consent to insert an ultrasound probe into your vagina. If you choose not to have a trans-vaginal scan, we may be able to complete the scan trans-abdominally (by placing an ultrasound probe on the skin of your pelvic area) - but results may not be as accurate.

You will receive a clear written report of your scan results, including our recommendation for your next steps. If we recommend a medical follow-up, we can email a copy of your report to your healthcare provider at no extra cost if you provide their contact details. We do not offer any interpretation of your blood test results – we recommend you show these to your preferred healthcare provider.

Not undergoing fertility treatment?

Book a Well Woman Pelvic Scan instead of a Fertility Pelvic Scan. This scan is specifically designed for women and what matters to them most, maintaining good health. Our Well Woman Pelvic Scan checks in detail at the size, shape and condition of the uterus, womb lining, both ovaries and pelvic area. The areas of the body that might become more sensitive with age.

What you get with Ultrasound Direct

Fully qualified and regulated healthcare professionals

Same-day access to your images online

A comprehensive report with recommended follow-up

Friendly, supportive and welcoming staff

Preparing for your scan

  • drink 500ml (1 pint) of clear fluid about 1 hour before your Pelvic Scan

  • if you intend to give consent for a trans-vaginal scan, empty your bladder before your appointment

  • if you do not intend to give consent for a trans-vaginal scan, opting for trans-abdominal only, please do not empty your bladder before your appointment

  • we need to access your abdomen, so please wear an outfit made up of 2 pieces (eg trousers and a top or a skirt and a top)

Frequently Asked Questions

No, we will send you the results and recommend that you share these with your GP or fertility provider.

It is not unusual for some bleeding to occur under the skin following your blood test and sometimes this can extend a little further around the puncture site.  If this causes you concern, check with your practice nurse.

Sometimes we cannot get a blood sample from you. This can be for many reasons, such as not being hydrated enough, feeling cold or having another blood test recently. We will always offer you another appointment so we can try again.

On rare occasions we are unable to complete the primary purpose of a scan. For pregnancy scans, this may be due to your baby being in a difficult position, or something else such as overlying bowel gas which can obscure the ultrasound image. If this happens, we’ll book you a free of charge rescan so we can try again! The primary purpose is outlined on each scan webpage.

Absolutely! Every scan at Ultrasound Direct is performed by a fully qualified sonographer whose primary interest is your health. All our sonographers are fully trained and appropriately qualified to perform ultrasound scans. Many of our team also work in the NHS locally. 

All our sonographers are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and/or the Register of Clinical Technologists and follow the latest safety guidelines.

We are also registered with the Care Quality Commission, an independent regulator, to make sure you always receive the highest possible standards of care. 

All our sonographers who take blood for blood tests are phlebotomy trained.

No, you can book your ultrasound directly without any sort of referral. If you have any concerns about your health, it can be useful to have scan results ready to discuss with your GP to reduce any waiting times. An ultrasound scan appointment with us can typically be booked quickly and allows enough time to ask questions too.

We will give you same day results in a clear written report with supporting images.  Your scan report will advise you if any further steps are necessary. And if we recommend a medical follow-up with your healthcare provider, we can securely email them a copy of your report at no extra cost.

Your GP can refer you to Ultrasound Direct for a scan via our booking system.

No, we will only discuss your scan appointments or results directly with you. With your consent, we can send a copy of your report and images to your preferred healthcare professional.

Visit our FAQs page for any further questions you may have.

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