|The female pelvis can be examined using a trans-vaginal approach. This gives the best picture of the uterus, ovaries and pelvis. The ultrasound transducer is similar in size and shape to a tampon: it is disinfected before use, covered with a protective sheath and lubricated. Approximately 2 inches is gently inserted into the vagina in the same way as a tampon, (if you prefer you can insert it yourself).This scan can be used to screen for Ovarian cancer and we can also perform the CA125 blood test.|
Assessment of the uterus,
ovaries and pelvis.
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Please arrive with an empty bladder. There is no problem if you have a period and are bleeding on the day of the scan, it can still be performed. Throughout the examination you are covered up and the door is locked.
If for a particular reason you are unable to have a trans-vaginal scan, an abdominal scan can be performed. If this is the case you must drink 1½ pints of water by 1 hour before your appointment time, because a very full bladder is essential to demonstrate the uterus and ovaries clearly when the ultrasound transducer is passed over the lower abdomen.
Pelvic / Trans-Vaginal Scan £150