We offer a combined Pelvic and Urinary Tract (water system) ultrasound scan to female patients over 18 years old.
Generalised lower back and pelvic pain, discomfort, bloating, with or without abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain over kidney region, blood in the urine, and urine infection are the most common reasons for having a Pelvic and Urinary Tract Ultrasound diagnostic examination, which includes the evaluation of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and pelvic organs: womb, lining, ovaries, fallopian tubes and surrounding structures.
If you have a family history of any pelvic, kidney, or bladder issues, you may also wish just to have regular check-ups to ensure normal appearances and general structural health of your organs.
You may wish to have this scan performed if you experience: Generalized lower back, pelvic or kidney region pain or discomfort, bloating Abnormal kidney function tests, high blood pressure, cysts, polyps, tumours, cancers, inflammation or infection, chronic kidney disease Urinary incontinence (going to the toilet too often or have difficulty holding a full bladder), including having to go to the toilet at night Loss of bladder control Blood in the urine (visible or non-visible) Have been previously diagnosed with any pelvic, kidney, or bladder issues and would like to monitor progress or resolution Would like a check-up to ensure normal appearances of your pelvic organs, kidneys, ureters, and bladder Painful, heavy, irregular, frequent or infrequent periods Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge Pain and/or bleeding during or after sexual intercourse Have a family history of kidney, bladder or pelvic issues Difficulty conceiving or have had recurrent miscarriages
In this scan we will Scan your kidneys, ureter, bladder, uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes Take your relevant medical history Provide up to 10 minutes consultation Explain all findings during and after your ultrasound scan Write an official scan report after or within 24 hrs, with relevant images included in the report Recommend a follow-up ultrasound scan if necessary Offer GP or specialist referral and a Blood Test if needed
There is a wide range of findings we may find during your urinary tract and pelvic Ultrasound scan assessment aside for normal findings, the most common are: Benign or malignant findings in kidneys, ureters, bladder, uterus, ovaries, lining of the womb, including kidney stones Fluid collection in the abdominal or pelvic cavity Obstruction and cause of obstruction in pelvic organs, ureters, kidneys or bladder Enlargement or inflammation of the kidneys, pelvic organs, ureters and bladder Enlarged lymph nodes Uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, PCOS, endometrial polyps, fluid-filled fallopian tubes Uterine malformations (the shape of the womb may vary) Adenomyosis and/or endometriosis
You will be asked to drink one litre of water one hour before your appointment and attend in the clinic for your scan with full bladder your abdominal ultrasound scan appointment (please exclude having tea, coffee, or porridge) You must finish drinking one litre of water one hour before your appointment If you have diabetes, please eat and drink as usual. If you are on medication, please take your medicines on time.
Our Ultrasound Specialists will explain the procedure before your scan. You will be offered to perform this scan in two parts: on top of your tummy for kidneys, bladder, and pelvic views and transvaginally for higher quality pelvic views. You will be provided with a gown to respect your modesty in the likelihood of an internal scan. A small amount of water-based gel will be applied to your abdomen, after which our specialist will move the probe on your skin to produce high-quality diagnostic ultrasound images. After you empty your bladder, the tip of the transvaginal probe covered with a latex-free probe cover and a small amount of sterile gel will be inserted into the vaginal canal. You may feel mild discomfort during your ultrasound scan, depending on the symptoms you are presenting with; however, you can stop or pause the examination at any moment. A pelvic and urinary tract ultrasound scan is regularly completed within 30 minutes. Our Sonographer will recommend the best course of action, depending on the ultrasound scan findings.
Following the private ultrasound scan in phoenix ultrasound clinic, you can expect to receive your results within 24 hours. Subsequently, you can efficiently share these results with your General Practitioner (GP) or NHS healthcare team. This streamlined process facilitates the continuation of ongoing treatments or the initiation of new ones.
You will receive your results verbally immediately after the scan. Following the appointment, the sonographer will review the images and prepare a written report within 24 hours, with any recommended actions. The report and images will be sent to you, allowing you to discuss the findings with your doctor or physiotherapist if necessary.
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