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Pelvic Scans In Dublin

Exam Time: 20-30 minutes
Exam Price: €150.00 (Medical card: €130.00)

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Pelvic Ultrasound Scans for Public and Private Patients in Ireland

Using ultrasound, a pelvic scan is a detailed gynaecological examination of the female reproductive organs and the area in the female pelvis surrounding them. In a male pelvis, an examination of the urinary bladder and the size of the prostate is assessed.

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    We are a group of Professional Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Midwives and Board certified Consultant Radiologists.

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    Medical scan results are interpreted by a Consultant Radiologist. Results and diagnosis are faxed to your GP within 24 to 48 hours.

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do you need a pelvic ultrasound scan?

Do you have the following symptoms?
If so, you must do a Pelvic Ultrasound Scan as soon as possible.

  • Pelvic pain
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Heavy periods
  • Period pains
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Fibroids
  • Endometrial polyps
  • Difficulty conceiving
  • PCOS
  • Bladder issues
  • Appendix when indicated
  • Lining of the womb (endometrium)
  • Kidneys and Aorta (when indicated)
  • Uterine arteries and other fertility assessment requirements
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  • doller_blue Pelvic Scan €150
  • location_blue 21 Main St. Blackrock Co. Dublin
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Dr. Conor O’toole
Dr. Conor O’toole" The standard of service is in excess of expectations. The scope of  scanning and standards of reporting are excellent. "

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Dr. Paul Carson"My patients have been availing of the ultrasound services and find it excellent."

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Kathy Milliken C.I.M.I"The clinic is beautifully laid out and the sonographer was really lovely. It was amazing to see Baby W in Such detail! " workplace

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MORE DETAILS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Ongoing symptoms

For chronic or ongoing symptoms we suggest you wait until early in your next cycle on day 3 to day 5 before having your pelvic ultrasound. If you are still having your period that will not affect the accuracy of the examination. When performing a pelvic ultrasound, large cystic structures should not be observed on healthy ovaries early in the cycle. However, if an ultrasound is performed during the middle of the cycle, hormonal changes, which can lead to structural changes may make it difficult to determine whether a cystic structure is a true dominant follicle (which is a normal finding) or a type of functional cyst (abnormal finding).

For example, a patient may report left sided pain in the pelvis. An ultrasound that is performed during the middle of the cycle may demonstrate a left ovarian cystic structure measuring at 3 cm. This may represent a dominant follicle which is a part of the normal cycle or an abnormal structure that may represent a functional cyst which may or may not be the cause of pain. In such a case, the examination would have to be repeated after the next cycle has started and this could delay the diagnosis.

Preparation

  •  Full bladder for transabdominal
  • Empty bladder for a transvaginal

A full bladder is required for this test so you are advised to drink at least 500ml to 1000ml of water an hour prior to the appointment. Your bladder will be emptied before performing an internal if necessary for further clarification of findings. Most pelvic ultrasounds are performed through a combination of transabdominal and transvaginal methods. Firstly, the patient is examined transabdominally with a full bladder to assess uterus, ovaries and the adnexa (which is the area around the pelvic organs).

This approach provides a physical overview of the patient’s reproductive organs. However, it may be difficult to properly examine certain internal organs through transabdominal methods, which is when a transvaginal approach can be used. Most importantly, a combination of both approaches decreases the chance of missing an adnexal mass or cyst that is located high within the pelvis.

Length of scan

  • 10–30 minutes.

Organs and structures that are solid and uniform like ovaries and uterus or fluid filled like the bladder show up clearly on a pelvic ultrasound.

Ultrasound is the most commonly used method to examine the uterus and the ovaries when indicated by abdominal and pelvic pain or menstrual problems; such as heavy and painful periods as well as abnormal intermittent bleeding. Ultrasound can detect cysts, fibroids, endometrial thickening and numerous other uterine and ovarian abnormalities. It is also very useful if there is concern about the position of an intrauterine contraceptive device.

Fertility Scans:

Results from your fertility ultrasound examination will be available immediately after your appointment. We will provide a copy for you and your gynaecologist or fertility specialist.

We are also happy to email a digital copy to you to send to your fertility centre.

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What does Trans-abdominal Pelvic Ultrasound involve?

Abdominal

The patient lies on an examination table. Using a probe lubricated with warm gel, the sonographer moves the probe across the lower abdomen to obtain necessary images of pelvic structures. The full bladder provides a window so that pelvic structures can be visualized. There are times when it is necessary to gather more precise and detailed information and a transvaginal or internal ultrasound will also be indicated. The sonographer will ask you to empty your bladder for this test.

Transvaginal

A transvaginal ultrasound can provide very detailed information about the uterus, endometrium and ovaries. It is very indicative when following follicle size and number during fertility treatments. A transabdominal ultrasound will always be performed first to give an over view of pelvic structures. The patient then empties her bladder and a specially designed transducer or ultrasound probe is placed within the vagina so that detailed images of the uterus and ovaries can be taken. The patient’s hips are raised on a cushion as she lies on an examination table. The patient is kept well covered by a sheet during the test. The ultrasound probe is disinfected and covered by a sterile sheath.

Pelvic Scan (Female) FAQs

Do I need a referral letter from my GP in order to book a scan?

No, you do not need a referral letter for a medical scan. If you come in without a referral letter the report will be emailed to you and you may pass it on to your GP. We do not send reports to a GP if they have not ordered it. If there are urgent findings we will help you arrange a doctor’s visit where you can take the report with you as you may need a referral to a consultant.

Do I need to book an appointment?

Yes, ultrasound exams do need an appointment. If you cannot attend your appointment we appreciate it if you can give 24 hours notice.

What preparation is needed for a pelvic scan?

For the first part of the scan, the patient will need a full bladder. It is recommended that the patient drink 1 litre of water prior to your appointment time. It is best if this is finished at least 20 minutes prior to the scan time in order to allow the bladder to fill.

What is looked at during a pelvic ultrasound?

During a pelvic ultrasound, the sonographer will evaluate the bladder, uterus, cervix, endometrial lining, the ovaries and the surrounding area called the adnexa.

What happens during the pelvic scan?

There are usually two parts to a complete pelvic ultrasound to get the best diagnostic images. The first is the trans-abdominal scan where the transducer/camera is placed on the abdomen with gel to obtain images. In the event that the transabdominal is insufficient and more detailed images are needed the second part is called a trans-vaginal or endovaginal ultrasound. If a patient is having abnormal bleeding then the trans-vaginal exam is able to give a more detailed view of the endometrial lining. After emptying the bladder the patient will return to the exam room and undress from the waist down and lay on their back. A thin transducer is covered with a sterile sheath and is lubricated with gel. Once inserted into the vagina the sonographer will gently move the transducer/probe from side to side in order to get the appropriate images. If at any stage the patient feels pain or would like to discontinue the exam, the patient only needs to alert the sonographer and they will end the exam.

How long will the pelvic exam take?

The pelvic exam is scheduled for approximately 30 mins.

Who will report my scan?

After the sonographer has completed your exam the images will be sent to a consultant radiologist who will report your scan.

When will I receive my results?

You will get verbal results from the sonographer at the end of the examination, however, it is up to the radiologist to make the final report. The formal report will be sent to your GP by post which may take up to 5 days. If you are self-referred it may also take up to 5 days for you to receive the formal report by email. If there are urgent findings the process will be expedited and faxed to your GP within 24 hours.

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