Private Pelvic Ultrasound Scan

International Ultrasound Services provides pelvic ultrasounds in London. Gynaecologic ultrasonography is commonly used when abnormalities with the female reproductive system, such as uterus, ovaries and endometrium, is suspected. This medical ultrasound will provide you with quick answers about your symptoms without the NHS wait or the anxiety and stress associated with not knowing.

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Pelvic Ultrasound

The pelvic ultrasound which can be transvaginal scan or trans abdominal scan is a medical imaging technique using ultrasound to evaluate the health of the organs and structures within the female pelvis. The test is being used in acute conditions as well as a screening test for cancer and for fertility. The pelvic scan will evaluate the uterus (womb), endometrium (the lining of the uterus), cervix and ovaries.

Gynaecological problems are very common. The most common reasons for pelvic scan referrals are bleeding and pain, as well as irregular periods and fertility reasons.

There are two methods by which ultrasound of the pelvis is performed: transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound.

  • Transabdominal scan (through the abdomen). This is an external ultrasound scan, as the required images of the pelvic organs are obtained through the abdomen.

  • Transvaginal ultrasound (through the vagina).  Otherwise, known as internal ultrasound, or vaginal ultrasonography where the required ultrasound images are obtained through the vagina.

What can the pelvic ultrasound scan detect?

The pelvic ultrasound scan can detect reasons for:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Endometriosis
  • Menstrual problems such as irregular, frequent or heavy periods
  • Absent periods
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause
  • Infertility
  • Painful intercourse
  • History of fibroids
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Bloating
  • Abnormal blood tests
  • Detection of some tumours & cancers
  • Discomfort
  • Spotting between periods
  • Detect fibroids
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Intrauterine device (IUCD) position
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease
  • Endometrial thickness
  • Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy 
  • Follicle tracking

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What is the purpose of this private pelvic and ovarian scan in London?

The gynaecological ultrasound scan uses high-frequency sound waves to evaluate:

  • Your uterus (womb)
  • The lining of the uterus (endometrium)
  • Ovaries
  • Adjacent pelvic structures
This private ultrasound can be combined with the abdominal ultrasound scan for a full evaluation of the abdominal organs. See the abdomen and pelvis ultrasound scan for more info.

What preparation is required for a pelvic scan?

This diagnostic scan is being performed trans-abdominally with a full bladder, so please drink 2 pints of water one hour before your scan. On occasions, a transvaginal scan might be required in order to further evaluate the pelvic organs.

What should I expect during the private pelvic ultrasound examination?

Transabdominal Scan:

Before the investigation, our sonographer will explain the examination procedure.

You will be asked to lie on your back and expose your lower abdomen.

A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your skin. The gel will help the transducer to make good contact with the skin. The ultrasound transducer will be placed on the body and will be moved in different directions over the area of interest to obtain the required information/ultrasound images.

There is usually no discomfort from pressure as the transducer or probe, as otherwise known,  is pressed against the area being examined. However, if scanning is performed over an area of tenderness, you may feel pressure or minor discomfort from the transducer.

Once the ultrasound imaging is completed, the clear ultrasound gel will be wiped off your skin. Any portions that are not wiped off will dry quickly. The ultrasound gel does not usually stain or discolour clothing.

Transvaginal pelvic ultrasound scan:

For this scan, you need an empty bladder. After you empty your bladder, you will be asked to remove your trousers/skirt and your underwear. You will lie on the examination couch, cover yourself with the cover provided, and a small transducer will be inserted into the vagina.   This internal ultrasound scan is similar to a gynaecology exam, but the ultrasonic transducer is however significant smaller than a speculum used in a Pap test.

The transducer will be covered with a protective cover a small amount of gel will be placed on the tip and will be inserted into the vagina. Only a few inches of the transducer will be inserted into the vagina. The transducer will be moved in different directions to obtain the best images. 

Read more about the transvaginal scan.

What will I experience during and after the pelvic ultrasound scan procedure?

For a transabdominal ultrasound exam:

A water-based gel will be applied to the lower abdomen/pelvic area and the transducer will be moved in various directions. You might feel a little pressure from time to time.

Ultrasound examinations are usually pain-free.

For a transvaginal, Internal scan:

Although the transvaginal or internal ultrasound scan is typically performed to find a cause for pelvic pain, the sonogram itself should not be painful, but you might feel a tiny amount of discomfort and pressure. An internal ultrasound scan is typically more comfortable and better tolerated than a  gynaecological examination.

These private ultrasound scans examinations are usually completed within 10 minutes.

After an ultrasound scan examination, you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately.

What is included?

  • Diagnostic report and, if needed, a follow-up recommendation.

What is the cost of private pelvic ultrasound in London?

We believe that private ultrasound should be affordable and the cost of the pelvic scan should not be a limiting factor on your decision of getting a faster diagnosis and better and quicker treatment. You will, therefore, find the price of our pelvic ultrasound surprisingly affordable.

The cost of the private pelvic scan in London is only  £149.00

Private pelvic ultrasound scan near me.

If you are looking for a high-quality gynaecology ultrasound scan nearby and in a convenient London location, our clinic is conveniently located in the heart of London, just a few minutes walk from Notting Hill Gate tube station, in a cobbled cul-de-sac off Kensington Mall in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Notting Hill underground station is served by CentralCircle and District lines.

Ultrasound Clinic London

Clinic Address:

International Ultrasound Services
5a Lucerne Mews London
W8 4ED
Nearest tube: Notting Hill Gate
Tel: 0203 051 6506 or 0753 929 0816
E-mail:info@iuslondon.co.uk

Appointment Bookings

Monday – Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday: Closed

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about the pelvic ultrasound scan, please visit the pelvic scan FAQs page.

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Medically Reviewed by Tareq Ismail Pg(Dip), BSc (Hons)