The aim of the pelvis ultrasound scan is to assess the female pelvic organs:
This scan is performed for a wide range of reasons some of which include:
An electronic ultrasound report of the examination including any measurements same day as your appointment.
During the scan you will be asked to uncover your pelvic area and a small amount of jelly will be placed over your skin. An ultrasound camera will then be placed on top and moved along your pelvis. This will result in a picture appearing on the ultrasound monitor which will be translated by a medical ultrasound practitioner.
The examination itself usually lasts around 15 minutes and is pain free.
Sometimes you may also require an internal scan. This scan is known as a transvaginal ultrasound and provides much clearer viewing of the uterus, ovaries and pelvic region and will only be performed with your consent.
If consent is given, then you will be asked to empty your bladder. You will need to take everything bottom half off and a sheet will be provided to cover yourself with. You will be laying on your back and the probe will be placed inside your vagina which will be moved around to obtain information. This procedure is usually pain free however occasionally you may experience some discomfort and if so the professional can adjust to keep discomfort to a minimum. You will be able to pause or stop this procedure at any time if you feel the need to.
At the end of the examination the Ultrasonographer will give you a verbal report with a formal ultrasound scan report with any recommendations being sent to you which you can take to your regular healthcare professional.
A full bladder is required for this scan – Please drink 1 litre of fluid approximately 1.5 hours before your scheduled appointment and please try your best not to empty your bladder before the examination