Endometrial Lining Scan
Transvaginal Ultrasound Scan
- Assist fertility treatment
- Assess uterus, womb and ovaries
- Investigate unusual bleeding or pelvic pain
Investigative requirements will vary depending on the medical purpose of your scan, but some of the commons reasons include;
In the case of IVF, a baseline endometrial lining scan will likely be requested at the start of a patients menstrual cycle and ahead of administration of any medication. Following stimulation of the cycle, an endometrial lining scan might be further requested every few days to monitor response to medication. Only when the endometrial cavity reaches an optimal thickness and structure, will your specialist be ready to organise your embryo transfer.
Please note that whilst our sonographers will provide detailed ultrasound reports and imagery, they are not responsible for the interpretation of your ultrasound findings. The report will need to be passed on to your referring medical or fertility specialist, who will be able to provide ongoing continuity of care.
Our sonographer will likely ask you questions in relation to the purpose of your visit and might enquire as to your existing treatment plan to ensure that the ultrasound scan is tailored around your needs, with accurate reporting in the right areas.
This transvaginal ultrasound involves placing a small probe (roughly the size of a tampon) into the vagina. This should not be painful. The TVS is performed with an empty bladder, so we request that patients empty their bladder no more than 30 minutes prior to examination.