A gynaecological ultrasound scan is the most effective imaging modality used to examine the uterus and ovaries.
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What is a gynaecological ultrasound?
Gynaecological or pelvic ultrasounds, are one of the most effective methods of examining the uterus and ovaries in cases experiencing pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding or fertility issues.
When you have a gynaecological ultrasound, it allows for a quick visualisation of the female pelvic organs and structures including the uterus, cervix, vagina, fallopian tubes and ovaries. When it is performed at the right time in the menstrual cycle it can check for abnormalities in the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes.
They can provide us with useful information about the causes of many gynaecological problems. This includes the assessment of women who are experiencing pelvic pain, menstrual problems or difficulties in becoming pregnant. It is also a very valuable diagnostic method of finding the causes and management of various complications that can occur during early pregnancy.
The gynaecological ultrasound scans can also be used during fertility investigation and treatment to measure the lining of the womb (endometrium). If the lining is thicker than normal, further examination may be required in the form of hysteroscopy and biopsy.
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It's important to find a consultant who will listen to your concerns to help explain and answer any questions you might have.
What happens during the ultrasound?
During the examination, a trained sonographer will squirt a small amount of warm gel on your skin over your pelvic area. This gel allows for the smooth movement of the transducer over the skin, by eliminating air between the skin and the transducer for the best sound conduction.
The ultrasound transducer will move across the skin, which will allow the ultrasound waves to move through the body to the organs and structures within. For transvaginal ultrasound procedures the transducer is covered with a sheath or condom and lubricated before insertion.
What happens after the ultrasound?
Your results will be given to you and interpreted by our team. Based on the results, we suggest the best cause of treatment, and arrange any follow-up examinations that may be required.
There is no special type of care required after a pelvic ultrasound. You may resume your normal diet and activity unless we advise you differently.
There are no confirmed adverse biological effects on patients or instrument operators caused by exposures to ultrasound at the intensity levels used in a diagnostic ultrasound.