Post-Menopause Pelvic Scan
This Post Menopause Pelvic Scan is to assess the condition of the
lining of the uterus (endometrium)
left and right side of pelvis (adnexa)
And to conduct a blood test for the CA125 marker by taking 1 vial of blood.
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
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
same-day access to your images and report online
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.
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
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)
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
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.
Ultrasound Direct Pelvic Scan - Post Menopause TrustPilot Reviews