What is a Gynaecological (Gynae) Ultrasound Scan?
An ultrasound scan uses sound waves, via the introduction of a probe gently placed in the vagina, to produce images on a monitor, which can be reproduced as a report for your doctor. These images clearly reveal the structure of the female reproductive organs, the ovaries, fallopian tubes and uterus (womb). It can also accurately measure these organs and their blood flow, including the thickness of the lining of the womb (endometrium). The scan can detect many things, including the presence of follicles on the ovaries and their maturity and abnormalities such as fibroids, cysts and the presence of solid tumours.
Endometriosis can affect up to 10 in every 100 women, but a confirmed diagnosis is often elusive. One could characterise it as a Nomadic condition, as endometrial cells, which make up the lining of the womb, travel outside of the uterus and take up home elsewhere and behave in exactly the same way as if they were inside in the womb.
Menstrual symptoms such as painful periods, heavy bleeding and irregular cycles are all quite common. We may usually assume these symptoms are normal, but did you know that even the most common symptoms can actually mask more concerning health issues such as endometriosis, fibroids or polycystic ovaries or polycystic ovarian syndrome?
If you are considering visiting us for 4D scans in London you might be concerned about possible negative effects from this new ultrasound technology.
Getting the first pictures of your baby is one of the most moving parts of your ultrasound scan. The picture that we give you to take home will be something that you treasure long after your visit to the clinic in London.
4D scans can give you an amazing view of your baby’s face before he or she arrives. However, the quality of the pictures will depend on how willing your baby is to cooperate. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to ensure you have the best chance of getting good pictures.
One of the top tips that you will hear from the doctor when you use our private GP services is to stay active. Getting regular exercise is one of the best things you can do for your health, whether that means taking a gentle stroll or going to the gym. Staying fit could even help your immune system to keep functioning at its best, which might mean that you need less help from our private GP services as you grow older. Read More
Having any kind of ultrasound scan can give you an amazing insight into what your baby is up to in the womb, but 4D scans can provide an even more special view. What you see can be magical and emotional, but it can also be surprising and even a little but funny. Read More
The BCG vaccination can help to protect your child against many forms of tuberculosis (TB). Although the vaccine isn’t needed for every child, it is recommended if they are at higher risk of infection. If you decide to have the jab, it is good to know what to expect when you bring your child to the clinic. Read More
Having a 4D ultrasound scan at our London clinic can be an amazing experience, but you might be wondering how these new scans are able to create 3D pictures of your baby. The scan procedure is actually very similar to the normal 2D scans, but the way the images are processed is a little bit different. Read More