Private Abdomen & Pelvic Ultrasound
Taking action and investigating the cause of pain, discomfort, and abnormalities are crucial to your wellbeing and peace of mind. Our female abdomen and pelvic ultrasound is a quick and pain-free way to secure the answers you need.
Our highly qualified specialists perform both transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasounds. Your comfort is our priority, Feel confident in the care you receive and with Same-Day Results provided & a uniquely Tailored Assessment that will help identify concerns early.
All Fees Inclusive
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
What are Abdomen and Pelvic Scans?
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)
Why might I need an abdomen and pelvic ultrasound?
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.
How do I prepare for an abdomen and pelvic ultrasound?
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.
How does the procedure work?
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.
What happens after my abdominal and pelvic ultrasound?
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.
What are the risks associated with ultrasounds?
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.
What can a pelvic ultrasound diagnose?
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.
What is a transabdominal ultrasound?
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.
What is a transvaginal ultrasound?
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.
What are the risks associated with a pelvic ultrasound?
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.
Do pelvic ultrasounds hurt?
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.
Do I need to take time off after my 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.
When will I get my 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 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.
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 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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