A pelvic ultrasound is a scan of the female pelvic organs including the uterus, uterus lining, the cervix, ovaries and the urogenital tract (Kidneys and bladder).
HOW IS A PELVIC ULTRASOUND PERFORMED?
There are two approaches used to perform pelvic ultrasound; Transvaginal and Transabdominal. A transvaginal ultrasound is a detailed internal scan that involves the placement of the ultrasound probe in the vagina for a clearer image of the pelvic organs to be obtained.
Transabdominal ultrasounds provide an overview of the area of the pelvis extending into the abdomen that is not always viewed by the transvaginal scan.
If you have concerns about transvaginal ultrasound or do not wish to have the vaginal ultrasound, please discuss this with your sonographer before your ultrasound begins.
Your privacy will always be respected during a pelvic ultrasound, especially the transvaginal examination. You will have a towel covering your lower body, in addition to wearing a gown during the transvaginal scan.
What should you expect?
- Preparation: You will be advised of the appropriate preparation once you have made an appointment
- After the test: A report of the examination will be sent to your doctor.
You should discuss details of the result and any necessary treatment with your GP or hospital specialist.