A gynaecology scan is an ultrasound scan procedure to examine your pelvic organs (ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus). The scan is performed by one of our experienced Consultant Gynaecologists, who will begin by asking you about your symptoms.
The scan provides detailed images which help to determine if the pelvic organs are normal or have abnormalities such as:
- Endometrial polyps
- Ovarian cysts
- Polycystic ovaries
- Premature ovarian insufficiency (also known as premature menopause)
- Ovarian cancer screening
Ultrasound services offered at Herts & Essex Fertility Centre:
- 2D and 3D ultrasound of ovaries and uterus (womb)
- 3D saline infusion sonography of the womb cavity (where indicated)
When should you have a gynaecology scan?
Gynaecology scans are recommended if you suspect, or have experienced, one of the following symptoms:
- Irregular or heavy bleeding
- Bleeding after menopause
- Pelvic pain
- Difficulties conceiving
What happens during a gynaecology scan?
In most cases we use a transvaginal ultrasound. This is an internal investigation and performed with an empty bladder. However, if an internal ultrasound scan is inappropriate or not possible, an abdominal ultrasound scan will be performed, although the views and detail are occasionally not as good as those from an internal scan.
Gynaecology scans should not be uncomfortable and usually only take around half an hour. Once your scan is finished our consultant will discuss the results with you and provide a management plan.
How much is a gynaecology scan?
Our same day or next day appointment service costs £150, which means that you can receive your scan results as early as on the same day that you book it.
Do I need a GP or hospital referral?
We offer both same day and next day appointments for your gynaecology scan and you do not need a GP or hospital referral to book. Our consultant gynaecologist will provide you with a complimentary printed report that you can take to your GP to discuss the results, should you wish to.