Private Ovarian Screening
An Ovarian Screening Ultrasound offers a quick, painless, and radiation-free way to capture real-time images of your ovaries.
Scans performed by Specialists that provides you with a uniquely tailored assessment. feel confident in the care you receive and gain peace of mind with Same-Day Results & Tailored Advice.
All Fees Inclusive
The comfortable, quick, and easy way to examine your ovaries
Early detection is vital, so take your first step toward a healthy future today.
All Fees Inclusive
One-to-One Specialist 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
Why might I need an Ovarian Ultrasound?
You might need an ovarian ultrasound to check the size and texture of your ovaries and identify any cysts. Not all cysts are cancerous – ultrasound imaging gives your specialist the information they need to determine whether your cysts contain cancer. If your doctor suspects cancer, you may require surgery.
Keep in mind that when it comes to your health, it’s important to act fast. If you are experiencing the symptoms of ovarian cancer or your GP recommends an ultrasound, the sooner you schedule your appointment, the sooner you gain peace of mind.
Our team is here to make your experience as comfortable as possible. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out.
What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Even if you experience one or more of the symptoms listed below, it’s unlikely you have cancer. Ovarian screening gives you the answers you deserve, which means you can rest easy or kick-start your treatment as quickly as possible.
The most frequently experienced ovarian cancer symptoms include:
- Constantly bloated (more than 12 times a month)
- Swollen stomach
- An uncomfortable feeling in your tummy or pelvic region
- Loss of appetite or feeling full or sick when eating
- Recurring indigestion
- Back pain
- Persistent fatigue
- Pain during sex
If you are over 50 years of age or have a family history of ovarian cancer, you could be at a higher risk.
Are ovarian cysts dangerous?
In the majority of cases, ovarian cysts do not cause harm. Cysts are not uncommon, and many people with ovaries experience ovarian cysts at some point during their lifetime. What’s more, most people with ovarian cysts do not experience discomfort. And many disappear on their own without treatment or medical intervention of any kind.
Despite this, some ovarian cysts pose risks. If a cyst ruptures, you may experience severe pelvic pain. If a cyst is cancerous (malignant), it requires immediate treatment. Although ovarian cancer is rare, it can be fatal.
The sooner you get answers about your health, the sooner you are empowered to take the next steps. So, if you have any concerns, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with Harley Street Ultrasound.
How does an ovarian ultrasound work?
There are two types of ovarian ultrasound: external (also called transabdominal) and vaginal (also called transvaginal or TVS). Both use safe, pain-free ultrasound technology to capture images of your ovaries.
Unlike other diagnostic imaging tools, ultrasound does not use radiation. Instead, it generates images using harmless sound waves.
Ultrasound does not carry any health risks so that you can feel comfortable and confident.
What should I expect from ovarian screening?
Please take the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns – your experience is our number one priority.
If you are undergoing an external scan, you’ll need to drink four to six glasses of water about one hour beforehand. This ensures your bladder is full, enabling our team to get the clearest possible picture. Alternatively, if you are scheduled for both an external and transvaginal ultrasound, you can use the restroom before the latter.
You will need to partially undress to allow your sonographer to access the target area. We will provide a privacy sheet so you remain comfortable throughout.
Depending on the type of ovarian screening you require, the process will unfold a little differently:
- During a transabdominal scan, your consultant will apply a cool, clear gel to the lower section of your stomach. Then, they will move a wand-like device over the area. Called a transducer, this device sends sound waves into your body. You shouldn’t feel any pain during your examination – if you feel uncomfortable, let your consultant know.
- During a transvaginal scan, you will lie on your back with your knees bent and legs supported. Your consultant will insert a small, lubricated ultrasound probe into your vagina – the probe is about the same size as a tampon. The lubricating gel might feel cold but will soon warm to the temperature of your body. The test should not hurt. Notify your consultant if you feel any pain.
What are the risks associated with ovarian ultrasound?
Ultrasounds are not only excellent diagnostic tools. They are also extremely safe and pain-free. The process involves no radiation, and you shouldn’t experience any unwanted side effects. In addition, you can return to your regular day-to-day activities immediately following your examination.
When will I get my ovarian screening results?
We understand that waiting for a diagnosis is nerve-wracking.
That’s why we aim to deliver results as fast as possible. You can access your ultrasound images on the same day as your appointment via your computer, smartphone, or another internet-connected device. You can then share your high-resolution digital images with your doctor or specialist.
For a transabdominal ultrasound, you will need to drink about four large glasses of water in the hour before your test. This fills your bladder, which makes your organs show more clearly in the ultrasound images.
Transvaginal ultrasounds are best performed with an empty bladder. You will have an opportunity to use the bathroom before your exam.
Do I need to take time off after my exam?
No. Ovarian Screenings don’t demand any special after-care or downtime. You can return to your normal diet and regular activities immediately following your appointment unless your specialist advises otherwise.
What happens after the exam?
There is no particular type of care required after an Ovarian Screening. 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.
When will I get my private Ovarian Screening results?
You shouldn’t have to wait around for important answers about your health. That’s why, at Harley Street Ultrasound, we are dedicated to fast results. You get secure access to your Ovarian Ultrasound images on the same day as your appointment.
Easier yet, you can view and share these images from any internet-connected device – including your smartphone.
How does Harley Street Ultrasound work with the National Health Service?
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.
At your fingertips
We can provide scan images directly to your smartphone, often on the same day following your appointment. Gain the peace of mind and insight you need, without delay.
The Harley Street Experience
We aim to provide the very best experience possible to all of our patients and visitors, and this covers every aspect of our services — from our specialists to our technology and of course to our clinic itself.
When you visit us, you will find our clinic to be a clean, comfortable and reassuring environment. We also maintain a high standard of Covid-19 best practices, ensuring maximum safety at all times.
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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