Post-Menopause Pelvic Scan


This Post Menopause Pelvic Scan is to assess the condition of the

  • uterus

  • lining of the uterus (endometrium)

  • both ovaries

  • left and right side of pelvis (adnexa)

And to conduct a blood test for the CA125 marker by taking 1 vial of blood.

From (price may vary in London locations):


Your Post-Menopause Pelvic Scan

This scan is available to post-Menopausal people – typically if it has been 1 year since your last menstrual period.

We may need to look at your bladder and kidneys (depending on the initial scan findings). If this is needed, our friendly expert sonographer will explain everything to you.

Typical reasons for this scan:

  • family history of ovarian cancer

  • bloating**

  • cramping**

  • irregular bleeding**

  • monitoring the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

  • detection of fibroids

  • detection of endometrial polyps

**we always recommend you discuss this with your GP urgently. The blood test will look at the CA125 marker. If this marker is raised, it can indicate an increased risk of ovarian cancer. This method is the most common tool used to detect ovarian cancer.

This scan is performed by one of our local sonographers with diagnostic scanning experience. It includes:

  • 30-minute diagnostic appointment

  • ultrasound examination of the pelvic organs

  • CA125 blood test

  • blood test results in up to 7 working days

  • diagnostic scan report

We may need to perform an internal (transvaginal) ultrasound scan to get the best results. This means that the sonographer will ask for your consent to insert an ultrasound probe into your vagina, after explaining the process in full.

All our staff who take blood for blood tests are fully qualified following a dedicated phlebotomy training course. We cannot offer any interpretation of your blood test results – we recommend you show them to your preferred healthcare provider.

If you are already under the care of a healthcare provider, do not book this scan. You should discuss any need for a scan with your healthcare provider.

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.

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 choose to access Pim’s unique features and a digital library of your images and reports. 

Ovarian cancer is often known as the silent killer, as it does not always present symptoms, and is responsible for 5% of all cancer related deaths in women. This blood test and scan can help assess your risk of ovarian cancer.

What you get with Ultrasound Direct

Fully qualified and regulated healthcare professionals

The highest possible image and data storage security

A comprehensive report with recommended follow-up

Friendly, supportive and welcoming staff

Preparing for your scan

  • drink one litre of clear fluid about one hour before your Post Menopause Pelvic Scan

  • don’t urinate before your appointment. This is to give us the best view of your uterus

  • we’ll need access to your pelvic area, so please wear a two-piece outfit (like a top and trousers, or a top and a skirt)

Important information

Your blood sample is analysed in the UK by our authorised partners TDL. By booking your Post Menopause Pelvic Scan appointment you are agreeing to your personal information being shared with TDL solely for the purpose of this test. Your express permission will also be asked during your appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

After your appointment you will be sent a link to access Pim, our top-of-the-range image management platform. You will have the option to pay to access Pim’s unique features and a full digital library of your images.

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

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.

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

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