Abdomen & Pelvic Ultrasound
Your Ultrasound Checks For
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
Put simply, abdomen and pelvic ultrasound scans are ultrasounds that examine the abdomen and pelvic regions.
Ultrasounds are a type of medical imaging technology. Unlike other technologies, ultrasound scans don’t use radiation to capture images of the inside of your body. Instead, they use harmless sound waves. Ultrasounds are safe, non-invasive, and pain-free.
An abdomen and pelvic scan is used to investigate various structures within the body, including the following:
- Nearby pelvic structures
- Uterus lining (endometrium)
You might need to undergo an abdomen and pelvic ultrasound for many reasons. These include:
- Abdomen pain
- Abnormal blood test results
- Fibroids or a history of fibroids
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Issues with your bladder, such as urinary tract infections or blood in your urine
- Ovarian cysts
- Pain in the kidney area
- Pelvic pain
- Suspected abnormal liver function
- Tumour and cancer identification and testing
Your doctor might also request an ultrasound to follow up on previous findings, such as kidney stones, gallstones, or cysts.
Regardless of your experience and concerns, your health is our top priority. Ultrasounds are pain-free, quick, and non-invasive. So, if you have pain or discomfort in your abdomen or pelvic region, please do not hesitate to get in touch and schedule an appointment. Our specialist team can answer your questions and give you peace of mind.
While ultrasounds are pain-free, risk-free, and non-invasive, there are a couple of things you need to do before your examination to ensure your results are accurate:
- Do not eat food for six hours before your appointment.
- Drink two pints of clear liquid one hour before your appointment. Ideally, this would be water, not milk or fizzy drinks.
Take any regular medication at the usual time. If you have diabetes, let us know so we can cater to your specific needs.
Our friendly team will walk you through these instructions in more detail. Please feel free to ask any questions; we’d happily address your concerns.
You may feel a little nervous if you have never had an abdomen and pelvic scan before. The good news is you shouldn’t experience any pain or discomfort during the short procedure.
There are two stages to this scan: the transabdominal ultrasound and the transvaginal ultrasound.
During a transabdominal ultrasound, you will lie on your back on the exam table. One of our qualified specialists will ask you to remove clothing covering the examination area. Then, they will apply a cool gel to the area to eliminate air pockets that could affect the quality of the images.
Your specialists will place a transducer on the area, which sends sound waves into your body. Then, they will move it side to side to capture the required images. You shouldn’t experience any discomfort. However, let your specialist know if an area is tender or painful.
When the examination is complete, your specialist will wipe away the clear gel and give you privacy to redress if needed.
Before a transvaginal ultrasound, you will empty your bladder. Then, back in the examination room, you will be asked to undress from the waist down. The transducer will be covered with a protective barrier, lubricated, and inserted into your vagina. It’s no bigger than a tampon and smaller than a speculum typically used during a Pap test, so it shouldn’t hurt.
Your specialist will take images from several angles as needed. When the imaging is complete, you will be given privacy to redress.
Inform your specialist if you feel uncomfortable at any point during your exam. We are here to make your experience as positive and comfortable as possible.
You can likely return to your normal activities, work schedule, and diet after your ultrasound. However, your specialist or doctor may give you additional instructions.
There are no known risks associated with ultrasounds. Ultrasound scans use harmless sound waves to capture images of your abdominal and pelvic areas. They don’t use radiation. Ultrasounds are also pain-free. If you have any concerns, please let us know.
There are few things in life more important than health, and that’s why pain, abnormalities, and other unusual symptoms can cause anxiety. Fortunately, healthcare has come a long way. With the right technology, you and your trusted specialist can find answers to your questions and take the appropriate next steps.
Pelvic ultrasounds are one such technology. Pelvic ultrasounds are generally performed if you are experiencing pelvic pain, infertility, abnormal vaginal bleeding, other menstrual issues.
A private ultrasound can also help diagnose palpable masses – ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids, for example – uterine and ovarian cancers.
If your doctor has requested a pelvic scan or if you believe you need one, it’s vital to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.
The faster you uncover the root cause of your symptoms, the earlier you can take action. Click here to book your examination at Harley Street Ultrasound. We offer same-day results, so you don’t have to sit around worrying.
A transabdominal ultrasound is performed through your abdomen. It is a quick and non-invasive procedure that unfolds like this:
- Your specialist will guide you to the examination room. You will have an opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns before the scan starts.
- You will lie on your back. Your specialist will ask you to lift or remove any clothing covering your stomach.
- Your specialist will apply some cool gel to your skin.
- Then, the specialist will move a wand-like device called a transducer over your skin. This should not be painful. If you feel any discomfort, please let your specialist know.
- When your specialist has all the images they need, they will gently remove any excess gel and give you privacy to redress and regroup.
A transvaginal ultrasound is performed inside your vagina. The process should not be painful and is typically over in a matter of minutes. Here’s what you can expect:
- Your specialist will guide you to the ultrasound room. You can ask any question you might have about the scan before it begins.
- Your specialist will give you privacy to undress from the waist down.
- You will lie on your back on the examination table. You may put your feet in stirrups to ensure the process is as comfortable as possible.
- The specialist will cover a small, tampon-like device called a transducer in gel. They will insert it gently into your vagina – it should not hurt. If it does, let your specialist know. We are here to make your experience a positive one.
- When the specialist has captured enough images, they will remove the transducer and give you privacy to redress.
Pelvic ultrasounds have no known risks. Unlike other medical imaging technologies, ultrasound doesn’t use radiation. It uses harmless sound waves to capture images of the organs inside your body.
Pelvic ultrasounds are also pain-free. You shouldn’t experience any pain during a transabdominal ultrasound. A little discomfort is normal when the transducer is inserted during a transvaginal ultrasound. However, this discomfort should subside quickly.
If you feel pain at any point during your examination, let us know. The dedicated team behind Harley Street Ultrasound is here to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. If there is something we can do to help, please don’t hesitate to ask.
In most cases, pelvic ultrasounds are pain-free. If you are undergoing a transabdominal ultrasound, you will likely feel at ease throughout.
However, you will need a full bladder, which can be uncomfortable for some. The good news is ultrasounds don’t take very long.
If you are scheduled for a transvaginal ultrasound, you may feel a small amount of discomfort as your consultant inserts the transducer into your vagina.
The discomfort should be minor and short-lived. Your specialist may ask you to put your legs in stirrups – if you find this pose too difficult, speak out. There are always alternatives, and we are happy to make adjustments.
If you are scheduled 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.
No. Pelvic ultrasounds 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 doctor advises otherwise.
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 abdomen and pelvic 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.
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.
Inga was fantastic, such a charming lady – she made us feel very welcome and her service was equivalent to what is found in a 5* hotel. Very happy with my visit, Dr and staff both knowledgable and professional – the way it should be.
14th May 2022
I met Dr Ayman today after booking in for a ultrasound following some concerns which I had. He checked me throughly and explained to me each step what he was doing and his findings. Following the scan he advised me that I had nothing to worry about – I left the clinic feeling very reassured and stress free. Not only is he a great Dr, he is a fantastic man – he kept my 4 year old daughter entertained whilst he was doing his work. I would recommend Dr Ayman and his practice for sure!
14th May 2022
Easy to book, attentive welcome, the doctor explained everything slowly, carefully and made sure I understood what was going on. Highly recommend
13th May 2022
Very efficient process and very friendly and welcoming doctor performing the examination. Polite, friendly and reassuring.
13th May 2022
Staff were kind, caring, sympathetic and professional. All my interactions were positive and I have never felt so listened to and supported in a medical setting before.
11th May 2022
Right from the moment I arrived, the service was fantastic. I was met by a friendly and reassuring staff member who explained everything clearly and carefully to me. I was given a choice about how to approach my scan, and I felt safe and respected at all times. My scan was carried out with great care, kindness and professionalism. I left feeling like a weight of worry had been lifted, with instant results to take away with me and the reassurance I would have been waiting weeks for on the NHS. Worth every penny!
11th May 2022
Very professional and thorough . + Quick results. Very informative and helpful.
8th May 2022
The staff at Harley street ultrasound group were very kind and explained the process from start to finish. The staff ensured everything ran smoothly and I was seen quickly and efficiently. Would definitely recommend their services!
5th May 2022
I was made to feel welcome and comfortable for my scan Very friendly and professional.
29th April 2022
Incredible service , we arrived very early so did have to wait but at our appointment time we were taken upstairs to a second waiting room and seen shortly after. Very helpful staff and a seamless experience with an incredibly knowledgable doctor . Could not have asked for a better appointment.
25th April 2022
The booking process was so easy and straight forward- I really appreciated that. When I met the Consultant radiologist I found him to be professional, thorough, knowledgeable, friendly and I felt I was getting excellent care.
23rd April 2022
Great service! Appointment available on the same day and very smooth process. Thank you!
22nd April 2022
On time, easy to book. Great service Professional and kept me informed of what would happen. I Would definitely recommend the clinic to family & friends.
22nd April 2022
The clinic is very comfortable and clean, the waiting time short, the personnel friendly and, last but not least, the doctor performed a thorough examination and a comprehensive explanations of the results.
21st April 2022
The doctor I saw was absolutely amazing and made me feel at ease. It was an amazing experience and I will be sticking with Harley street for my gynaecology.
18th April 2022
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