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Gynaecological ultrasound

An important part of any pelvic assessment that can accurately diagnose gynaecological conditions.

Trans-abdominal (with full bladder)

Trans-vaginal (with empty bladder)

Ovarian cysts

Uterine fibroids

Uterine polyps


Endometrial cancer

What are we looking for?

The purpose of a pelvic ultrasound scan is to assess the female pelvic organs and may be performed either trans-abdominally or trans-vaginally.  Structures including the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, bladder and pelvic floor can be accurately assessed.  Mr Aldrich will also be looking at subtle changes to diagnose possible causes of pain by checking mobility of different organs and areas that may elicit pain.  Accurate measurements including endometrial thickness and ovarian volume are also undertaken as well as doppler flow studies.


Reasons you may wish to have a private pelvic scan:

Pain and bloating, discomfort

Abnormal bleeding

Painful intercourse

Coil (IUD) position

Bladder symptoms/prolapse

Abnormal blood tests (CA 125)

Endometrial polyps

Endometrial or ovarian cancer screening


Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (uterus). The growths are made up of muscle and fibrous tissue, and vary in size. They’re sometimes known as uterine myomas or leiomyomas. Many women are unaware they have fibroids because they do not have any symptoms.


Endometrial and cervical polyps are growths that usually appear on the cervix where it opens into the vagina, and in the uterus. They vary in size and often look like bulbs on thin stems. Polyps are usually not cancerous (benign) and can occur alone or in groups.


The exact cause of endometriosis is not known. It is thought to happen when cells that line the womb are carried to the pelvis via the fallopian tubes during your period. These cells respond to your hormones and bleed. This can cause pain, inflammation and possibly damage to your pelvic organs.

Endometrial cancer

Cancer of the womb (uterine or endometrial cancer) is a common cancer that affects women. It’s more common after the menopause.