Pelvic Ultrasound Scan​

Pelvic Ultrasound Scan


Pelvic ultrasound is a vital imaging tool used to examine the structures within the pelvis, including the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and bladder. At London Private Ultrasound in Central London, we offer advanced pelvic ultrasound services to diagnose and manage a wide range of gynecological and urological conditions. Here’s an in-depth overview of pelvic ultrasound, its uses, benefits, and diagnostic applications:

Uses and Benefits:

  • Gynecological Evaluation: Pelvic ultrasound is commonly used to assess the female reproductive organs, including the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. It helps in diagnosing conditions such as fibroids, ovarian cysts, endometriosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
  • Assessment of Pregnancy: Pelvic ultrasound plays a crucial role in monitoring the development of the fetus during pregnancy. It can confirm the presence of a viable pregnancy, determine gestational age, and detect potential complications such as ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage.
  • Evaluation of Pelvic Pain: Pelvic ultrasound is instrumental in evaluating the cause of pelvic pain in both men and women. It can identify abnormalities in the pelvic organs, urinary bladder, and surrounding tissues, aiding in the diagnosis of conditions such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), urinary tract infections, or bladder disorders.
  • Assessment of Urological Conditions: Pelvic ultrasound is also used to evaluate the urinary bladder, prostate, and other urological structures. It helps in diagnosing conditions such as urinary retention, bladder tumors, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Diagnostic Applications:

  • Uterine Abnormalities: Pelvic ultrasound can detect abnormalities in the size, shape, and position of the uterus, including uterine fibroids (leiomyomas), adenomyosis, and uterine septum.
  • Ovarian Disorders: Pelvic ultrasound is effective in identifying ovarian cysts, tumors, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), as well as assessing ovarian follicle development during fertility evaluations.
  • Fallopian Tube Assessment: Pelvic ultrasound can indirectly evaluate the patency of the fallopian tubes by detecting fluid accumulation (hydrosalpinx) or tubal masses.
  • Endometrial Thickness: Pelvic ultrasound measures endometrial thickness, which is important for evaluating endometrial hyperplasia, polyps, and assessing the endometrium during the menstrual cycle and fertility treatments.
  • Prostate Evaluation: In men, pelvic ultrasound is used to assess the size, shape, and texture of the prostate gland, aiding in the diagnosis of conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis, and prostate cancer.

Book Your Appointment


You may wish to have this scan performed if you experience:

  • Pelvic pain on and off or sudden severe pelvic pain
  • Painful and/or heavy periods
  • Irregular, frequent or infrequent periods
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Pain and/or bleeding during or after sexual intercourse
  • Bloating
  • Have family history of fibroids
  • Difficultly conceiving or have had recurrent miscarriages
  • Have been previously diagnosed with any pelvic issues and would like to monitor progress or resolution
  • Would simply like a pelvic check-up to ensure normal appearances of your pelvic organs

  • You will be asked a series of questions related to your menstrual period and symptoms you are presenting with
  • Perform the Ultrasound scan and take high quality representative images
  • Explain ultrasound findings and answer your questions or concerns within our scope of practice
  • Issue a digital copy of the report within 24 hrs, containing relevant images for you to keep for your records, or take to your GP or specialist
  • Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary
  • Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if deemed necessary

There is a wide range of findings we may find during your gynaecological pelvic Ultrasound scan assessment, aside for normal findings, the most common are:

  • Uterine fibroids (benign growth in the muscle of the womb)
  • Ovarian cysts (fluid filled structure within the ovaries)
  • Endometrial polyps (benign growth within the lining of the womb)
  • Polycystic ovaries (suggestive of hormonal imbalance)
  • Uterine malformations (the shape of the womb may vary)
  • Hydrosalpinx (fluid within fallopian tubes)
  • Adenomyosis (condition when the cells of the lining of the womb implant within the muscle of the womb)
  • Endometriosis (condition when the cells of the lining of the womb implant within the surrounding pelvic structures)
  • Evidence of pelvic inflammatory disease

Depending on the Ultrasound findings, we may recommend a blood test to better correlate the scan results.

We generally perform this scan in two parts: transabdominally (on top of the tummy) and transvaginally (internal scan), with transvaginal views giving the most details. The transabdominal part is performed on a full bladder (finish drinking 0.75-1L of water about 1 hr before your appointment time), after which you will be asked to empty your bladder before your internal scan.

The Ultrasound Specialist will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be provided with a gown to respect your modesty in the likelihood of an internal scan. It will then involve insertion of the tip of the transvaginal probe, covered with a latex-free probe cover with a small amount of sterile gel into the vaginal canal. Our specialist will have to slightly move the probe to assess the relevant anatomy and to produce high quality diagnostic ultrasound images. You may feel mild discomfort during your ultrasound scan depending on the symptoms you are presenting with, however you can stop or pause the examination at any moment. The pelvic ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 10 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action depending on the ultrasound scan findings.

You will get the results verbally after the scan, followed by a digital copy of the report with relevant images within 24 hrs.

Ultrasound scan itself is not considered harmful. Your safety is one of our top priorities, therefore we strictly adhere to BMUS guidelines for the safe use of Diagnostic Ultrasound Equipment and scanning times, as well as respect ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable).

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All part of our services, from our specialists to our technology and, of course, our clinic, is designed to deliver the greatest possible experience for all of our patients and visitors.

We are conveniently located a stone throw famous Harley Street of London and our clinic is a place where you may feel safe and clean, comfortable, and reassuring environment.

Private Ultrasound Clinic, 27 Welbeck St, London W1G 8EN

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