You can either attend for an ultrasound with a sonographer who will report the findings to you. If you prefer to see a Consultant Gynaecologist for a ultrasound and consultation this is also available at MUMS. The Consultant Gynaecologist will be able to recommend treatments if necessary either within the NHS or private practice. Initially you will be asked to give a brief outline of your problem, the date of your last period (if relevant) and whether you have had any significant gynaecology or other medical problems in the past.
MUMS provide a range of ultrasound diagnostic services to women with gynaecological problems.
Reasons for having a gynaecology scan
- Abnormal periods or bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Post-menopausal bleeding
- Fertility problems
- Ovarian cysts and follow-up
- Ovarian cancer screening
What is checked?
- Uterus (the size and shape of the womb)
- The cervix
- The endometrium (thickness of the lining of the womb)
- The size and appearances of the ovaries
- The position of an intra-uterine contraceptive device (IUCD) in the uterus if applicable
- Any cysts or pelvic abnormalities
About your gynaecological scan
Initially you may be scanned via your tummy. Most scans are performed transvaginally in other words an internal examination. If a vaginal scan is inappropriate or not possible then the scan can be carried out abdominally, although images obtained by the abdominal scan will not be as clear as those from an internal scan.
Please state at the time of booking if you would prefer a female sonographer. If the scan is performed by a male there will always be a female chaperone present in the room.
What’s included in your Gynaecology Scan
A Report: A detailed report confirming scan findings will be given to you on the day. If you require any further treatment your scan report should be given to your GP who can arrange the appropriate referral.