A pelvic ultrasound looks at your uterus , cervix, ovaries and surrounding areas.
An ultrasound probe is placed on your lower abdomen with some ultrasound gel. The uterus and ovaries are examined.
A long thin transvaginal ultrasound probe is inserted into the vaginal canal. This is the preferred method of assessment as it gives a better, clearer “zoomed in” picture as the probe is closer to the uterus and ovaries than a transabdominal probe.
Do I have to have a transvaginal ultrasound?
You will always be given the choice whether you would like this performed. It will be clearly explained to you and your privacy will always be respected.
Do I need a full bladder?
If you are happy to have a transvaginal ultrasound there is no need to have a full bladder.