Gynaecological Scans - Examination of the Uterus and Ovaries
Gynaecological scanning helps to identify problems relating to menstrual disorders, ovarian cysts, fibroids, pelvic pain and infertility.
First View Imaging offers gynaecological scans for women who require a scan of their reproductive organs. If you have pelvic pain, heavy or excessive menstrual bleeding, period pain or bleeding after menopause, a scan will help to identify the cause of these problems. Some possible conditions that can be seen with an ultrasound gynaecological scan are: ovarian cysts, fibroids and polyps, polycystic ovaries (PCOS), early menopause (premature ovarian failure) and ovarian cancer as well as a number of other gynaecological complaints including infertility. First View Imaging’s gynaecological scanning service can help to detect and monitor any of these possible conditions.
A gynaecological scan can either be performed trans-abdominally (over the tummy) or trans-vaginally (internally) depending on the reason for your scan. A full bladder is necessary for a trans-abdominal scan, so approximately an hour before your scan please drink at least 1-2 pints of water. A trans-vaginal scan requires an empty bladder as it gives much clearer images.
The size, shape and appearance of the uterus, endometrium, ovaries and pelvic area/adnexa will be evaluated and a report generated detailing the findings of the scan.
We can provide you with an individualised ultrasound service to meet your needs whether you are having treatment in the UK or abroad.
A baseline pelvic scan can be performed to assess the thickness of the endometrium and developing follicles with further follicle tracking if required. All scans will be performed trans-vaginally and a full report will be written of the findings.
Reasons for Having a Fertility Scan:
- To investigate reasons for infertility.
- To monitor a natural or assisted fertility cycle.
What We Are Looking For:
To see if they are healthy and likely to produce eggs. We screen for:
- Polycystic ovaries (PCOS)
- Large cysts
To check for abnormalities including:
- Development e.g. bicornuate uterus
- Septum in the uterus
- Fibroids of adenomyosis within the uterine wall
- Lining of the uterus - too thin (leads to poor implantation), too thick (evidence of abnormal hormones)
- Uterine polyps (prevents implantation by acting like a coil)
- Follicle tracking scans - This involves measurement of developing follicles within the ovaries throughout a cycle without ovulation induction e.g. Clomiphene or Menopur. These measurements also include the endometrial thickness (lining of the uterus) as this will influence whether the embryo will be able to implant.
- Luteal Cyst - This should develop in the second half of the cycle after ovulation and absence of a luteal cyst indicates no ovulation.
All scans are carried out trans-vaginally to a strict protocol.
Contact First View Imaging in Hampshire to arrange your gynaecological/ fertility scan.
Gynaecological scanning costs £90.