Private Lumps &
A Lumps and Bumps Ultrasound or Soft Tissue Ultrasound is a painless and non-invasive exam that can help you identify the underlying cause of your lump or bump before they progress.
Performed by Specialist Doctors who provides you with a uniquely tailored assessment that will help identify concerns early. Gain peace of mind with Same-Day Results & feel confident in the care you receive.
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Lumps & Bumps
Your Ultrasound Checks For
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One-to-One Specialist Doctor Appointment
Feel confident in the care you receive. Our specialists can interpret your scan and provide comprehensive advice if necessary.
No Referral Required
You do not require a referral before booking an appointment with our clinic — giving you back complete control of your health.
We aim to provide results to you on the day of your visit. Our specialists will explain their findings during your ultrasound examination.
Full Digital Report
Following your appointment, a complete digital report of your Ultrasound examination will be emailed to you directly and securely.
High-Res Digital Images
In addition to the report, images of your scan will be sent for you to share with a healthcare specialist of your choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
It is normal to have concerns if an unusual lump or bump appears on your body. Rest assured that the vast majority of soft tissue masses are harmless. However, in rare instances, they can indicate a more serious problem and should be evaluated.
Lumps or bumps that cause pain and discomfort are most often benign. In contrast, rare malignant soft tissue tumours cause no initial pain but can turn painful and deadly if left untreated.
The sooner you diagnose the underlying cause of your lump or bump, the better your chances of successful treatment.
Ultrasound imaging is a cost-effective method used to evaluate soft tissue tumours and neoplasms. A specialist consultant can identify a potentially aggressive growth, lesion or ulcer and advise you on how to proceed.
An ultrasound scan can also eliminate the need for more expensive imaging like an MRI, or it may help you avoid an unnecessary biopsy procedure.
Ultrasonography is a powerful tool in the diagnosis of soft tissue lumps and bumps and a decisive step towards appropriate treatment and peace of mind.
No, a lump in the Neck or Breast region requires an assessment by a doctor that specialises in that particular area; this will ensure that the scan performed is tailored to you, keeping you informed and reassured throughout your appointment.
Athletes often experience lumps or bumps as a result of exercise, training or trauma. Swelling from a sprain or strain is sometimes confused with a soft tissue tumour.
If you can attribute your lump or bump to a specific incident like a fall or injury, then follow the RICE treatment for soft tissue injuries, which boosts your body’s ability to heal itself:
- Rest – Stop the activity and avoid using the area where the lump has appeared. Rest is a crucial component of healing soft tissue injuries.
- Ice – Apply an icepack to the bump to reduce inflammation and pain.
- Compression – Wrap the bump with an elastic bandage to reduce swelling.
- Elevation – Keep the injured area raised above the level of your heart as much as possible.
If the injury shows no sign of improvement after several weeks, you should consult a doctor to rule out the possibility of a more serious condition. If your bump heals over time, there is generally no further cause for concern.
However, chronic overuse injuries where there is repetitive microtrauma like jumping or running can exceed the ability of soft tissue to repair itself, causing symptoms to persist.
According to the NCBI, ultrasonography is effective in both diagnosing and monitoring lower limb sporting injuries.
Soft tissue is a broad term that refers to muscle, fat, blood vessels, lymph vessels, nerves, tendons and other supporting tissue found throughout your body — all the body tissue that is not hard or calcified like bones and teeth.
Soft tissue tumours can be found nearly everywhere. The majority are benign, but any time you find a lump or bump, it’s important to have your symptoms checked.
Here are some typical lumps and bumps that the professionals at Harley Street Ultrasound Group examine:
- Lipoma – Made of fat, a lipoma is a round lump that moves easily and does not usually cause pain. It is hereditary and very common, and it can develop anywhere on the body just under the skin. Most lipomas need no treatment but can be easily removed for cosmetic reasons.
- Haematoma – A haematoma is a serious bruise or lump caused by blood spreading outside of a blood vessel due to injury or disease. In most cases, the haematoma will eventually dissolve and be absorbed back into the bloodstream.
- Nerve Tumours – Most nerve tumours aren’t cancerous, but they can lead to pain, nerve damage and loss of function. They can occur anywhere in the body. Treatment usually involves surgery to remove the tumour.
- Vascular Tumours – Abnormal soft tissue growth of blood or lymph vessels is known as a vascular tumour. This type of tumour can be either benign or malignant — however, cancerous vascular tumours are rare. Often, vascular tumours are simply birthmarks that heal on their own.
- Baker’s Cysts – A soft lump filled with fluid that forms on the back of your knee, a Baker’s cyst is caused by joint damage that creates swelling. Ultrasound uses sound waves to determine whether the lump is solid or fluid. Treatment starts with the RICE method of rest, ice, compression and elevation.
- Ganglion Cysts – Ganglion cysts are benign round or oval sacs filled with the thick synovial fluid that lubricates your joints and tendons. Unless they cause pain or discomfort, they can be left alone and may fade without treatment, but the process can take years.
Cancerous soft tissue tumours, known as sarcomas, are very rare.
Benign lumps and bumps are vastly more common than sarcomas, which makes the diagnosis of a malignant tumour difficult. They can develop at any age, although the majority occur in people over 40.
Most sarcomas are not initially painful and can grow quite large before they are discovered. If you do find a strange lump that develops rapidly and becomes painful, it is urgent that you seek medical care.
According to UK guidelines, a soft tissue lump that has three characteristics should be considered malignant until proven otherwise:
- Increasing in size
- Larger than 5 cm
An ultrasound scan is usually the first diagnostic test performed to detect a sarcoma.
A recent study concluded that ultrasonography demonstrated high diagnostic accuracy for malignant soft tissue tumours. The initial diagnostic distinction between a benign and a malignant soft tissue tumour is critical for deciding the appropriate course of treatment.
If the lump is cancerous, treatment includes a combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery.
Ultrasound has been a safe, economical diagnostic tool for more than 50 years.
The skilled professionals at Harley Street Ultrasound Group use a probe that emits high-frequency sound waves to produce images of the inside of your body.
Depending on the location of the lump or bump, you may need to remove some clothing and wear a hospital gown. A cool lubricating gel is applied to your skin to allow the probe to move smoothly.
After the procedure, one of our highly-trained specialists will review the results with you and recommend the next steps so you can monitor your health with assurance.
No significant preparation is required for this test.
There is no particular type of care required after a Lumps & Bump Ultrasound. You may resume your regular diet and daily activities unless your doctor advises you differently.
There are no confirmed adverse biological effects on patients or instrument operators caused by exposures to ultrasound at the intensity levels used in diagnostic ultrasound.
But depending on your particular results, the doctor may give you additional or alternative instructions after the procedure.
Many of our patients are concerned that if they come to us for an ultrasound, they won’t be able to go back to public health. That simply is not the case.
Our goal is to give you answers as quickly as possible and get you on the right treatment path fast – no strings attached.
When you come to us, you will be seen by a qualified specialist who can determine if your situation is serious or not that same day.
We don’t want you to wait weeks on end for an appointment because every minute counts when it comes to something as important as your health.
If your situation is serious, our specialist will write to your doctor on the NHS advising them that you need an urgent appointment.
Registered & Regulated
Our team are fully registered and regulated for practice in the United Kingdom. Our patients should expect nothing less.
Team of Specialists
The team at Harley Street Ultrasound Group is made up of specialist consultants you can rely upon. They are among the best in the industry.
This is backed up with a full range of qualifications and accreditations. All of our specialists are fully registered with all applicable medical regulatory bodies.
What Our Patients Say About Their Experience
We are committed to providing a high standard of care to our patients. Take a look at some of the incredible responses we have received.
The doctor was super patient, super kind and the best experience ever. He was listening to me rather than hearing me. He explained everything so carefully and patiently, ensuring he answered and eased all my worries. You can always feel the service provided has given you your money’s worth.
20 Mar 2023
I loved the atmosphere. The staff was prepared and very friendly. I was nervous, but I relaxed myself after one minute.
18 Mar 2023
Very efficient service and knowledgeable staff. I was put at ease through the whole procedure.
18 Mar 2023
Excellent service from start to finish. From taking my calls, booking, greeting on arrival, speed of service, friendly staff, very experienced consultant. It was a brilliant experience!
16 Mar 2023
The doctor was so professional and thorough, putting me at ease immediately. I could see that he is a very compassionate person. I haven’t seen a doctor like him in years. Thank you.
13 Mar 2023
I was taken into the Ultrasound room and the doctor did the check-up and found that everything was normal. He showed me both sides of my neck, the images of my salivary glands, lymph nodes on both sides and thyroid etc., I was very happy with the way Dr. explained everything. Soon after I received the images and the report by email. Thanks for a wonderful experience and great service by the attending Doctor and the staff
11 Mar 2023
Consistently excellent. Highly capable, truly caring professionals. Impossible to fault. Everyone with whom I have been in contact was extremely professional and efficient, warm and friendly. Please don’t change, what you have is very special.
11 Mar 2023
Had a really great experience from start to finish, had the opportunity to ask questions and put any worries to rest as well which was really important to me as a first-time mother!
10 Mar 2023
Wonderful quick appointment. The doctor and Nurse were so polite and kind. Results straight away and brilliant advice is given for the future. Would definitely go back if needed.
9 Mar 2023
Extremely professional experience. My treatment and care was excellent. I thoroughly recommend using this company to give you the best possible experience in assessing your cares and worries.
9 Mar 2023
I was happy with the whole experience; it was straightforward, direct and professional in every way and efficiently carried out. It is what I wanted and expected.
7 Mar 2023
Booking, timing, reception, and explanation the procedure of ultrasound by the nurse and doctor was good.
7 Mar 2023
Monika was excellent and fully supportive. Without her, I would not be able to get there. And the team in the clinic was most helpful, cheerful and very professional. Dr Trevor Gaunt has explained everything in detail. I highly recommend your services.
2 Mar 2023
Very happy with the care that I received at the clinic. I saw the radiographer for an ultrasound scan and the gynaecologist as an emergency today, both professional and kind. All my questions were answered. I feel reassured. I would be very happy to recommend someone to the clinic and will come back if I need to in the future.
2 Mar 2023
Great experience. Very kind clinicians. Everyone was very nice and made me feel at ease. Excellent radiologist.
2 Mar 2023
We were extremely pleased with the easy online booking, very pleasant staff and professional manner, including sharing patient info with the patient step by step.
22 Feb 2023
Very welcoming, relaxed, professional and efficient. Excellent, professional, friendly service. Well worth paying for. Results were sent very quickly. The recommendations were very clear.
21 Feb 2023
Dr Shah, Consultant Radiologist and all the staff I came in contact with were extremely polite and communicated effectively. Kept me informed and supported me.
19 Feb 2023
Absolutely fantastic specialists. I booked an abdominal & pelvic scan, as I had worries about my health and wanted to find out the reasons why I am not well. Very nice and calm atmosphere in the clinic. Everyone is brilliant. Thank you for your care about me.
18 Feb 2023
Very professional service by assertive doctors. The advice provided was balanced, and I felt comfortable with the suggested next steps.
17 Feb 2023
Lovely service. Quick, efficient and very clear. The doctor was very calming and reassuring. Wonderful service.
16 Feb 2023
Was made to feel comfortable by explaining how the process would go and to feel free to ask questions at any time. Straight forward, you get what you paid for in the convenience of your own time.
15 Feb 2023
Easy to book an appointment and excellent care. The doctors and chaperone were friendly and professional. They put me at ease and provided excellent service.
11 Feb 2023
Good service. Doctor was first-class, efficient and tentative.
10 Feb 2023
Lovely staff, environment and feel safe and cared for. Would definitely recommend. Have already been 3 times myself.
9 Feb 2023
I found Chloe and the team friendly, informative, thorough, non-judgmental and reassuring. Made me feel welcome and answered all my questions. Would highly recommend.
6 Feb 2023
Highly satisfied with the service provided, very professional staff, prompt results, and I had all my questions answered. I highly recommend it. Very welcoming, professional and with an obvious level of expertise.
4 Feb 2023
Staff are all so friendly and caring. I felt at ease throughout my appointment for a complete breast assessment. Results were straight away and discussed through with me immediately with my consultant. The results were emailed to me within an hour of my appointment ending. All round fantastic service.
3 Feb 2023
The details of what my appointment involved were clear, the online booking system was easy to use and convenient. I arrived early, and the friendly staff squeezed me into a schedule gap. In my appointment, I did not feel as though I had been squeezed into any schedule gap: all staff, including the consultant, made me feel comfortable and as though they had time for questions, time for listening and were happy to help. I received my report no longer than two hours after I left the clinic. Highly recommend.
3 Feb 2023
Dr Kate Hawtin was excellent both in her manner and professionalism. She explained everything comprehensively and her report was transparent and clear. Also, Monika, who is the receptionist and escorts clients to the examination room, was very helpful and courteous.
2 Feb 2023
The whole experience was super positive. I had an early pregnancy scan and felt in very good hands. Highly recommend!!!
1 Feb 2023
Amazing experience a lively team who really went the extra mile and helped me feel more at ease on what was happening with me. Great services would definetly recommend.
27 Jan 2023
Excellent and professional service from beginning to end. Special mention to the helpful and welcoming nurse. Thank you to Dr Tahir Hussain for his clear explanation of the scan. I look forward to my next check-up with him at Harley Street Ultrasound.
26 Jan 2023
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