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The gynaecological scan includes photographs and a computerised report. Your sonographer will answer any questions you may have.



What Is Involved?

Gynaecological scans can diagnose a number of female reproductive issues such as:

  • Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Infertility Investigation
  • Monitoring Ovarian Cysts
  • Identifying Uterine Fibroids
  • Detection of Endometrial Polyps

42″ Ultrasound Scan Screen

The ultrasound is available for you to view on a 42” screen which is located on the wall at the end of the ultrasound couch. This allows you to view the images produced by the transducer




You May Need A Pelvic Scan

A gynaecological ultrasound scan might be recommended to you for various reasons, and it’s essential to understand what it entails and its significance.

Our accessible guide will demystify the procedure in layperson’s terms and outline why you might need a pelvic scan, how to prepare for it, and further relevant information.

Gynaecological Scans Dublin FAQs

What is a Gynaecological Ultrasound Scan?

A gynaecological ultrasound scan is a non-invasive imaging technique that uses high-frequency sound waves to create images of the pelvic region, including the reproductive organs. This ultrasound is central as a diagnostic tool for the female reproductive system.

Plus it is used to monitor women’s health and also, the progress of a pregnancy.

This diagnostic method is be used to monitor the growth and development of a fetus during pregnancy, including checking for fetal viability, measuring fetal size and position, and detecting any abnormalities or complications.

What are the Types of Gynaecological Ultrasound Scans?

1. Transabdominal Ultrasound
2. Transvaginal Ultrasound
3. Doppler Ultrasound

There are two main types of gynaecological ultrasound: transabdominal ultrasound and transvaginal ultrasound.

Transabdominal ultrasound involves using a transducer on the abdomen to create images, while transvaginal ultrasound involves inserting a transducer into the vagina to get a closer look at the reproductive organs.

Why Do I Need a Pelvic Scan?

Gynaecological ultrasound scans are necessary for different reasons, such as:

### Diagnosing Reproductive Health Issues

1. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
2. Pelvic Pain
3. Infertility Investigation
4. Monitoring Ovarian Cysts
5. Identifying Uterine Fibroids
6. Detection of Endometrial Polyps

### Pregnancy-related Scans

1. Confirming Pregnancy
2. Monitoring Fetal Development and Growth
3. Identifying Complications or Abnormalities

### Monitoring and Guiding Treatment

1. Evaluating the Effectiveness of Treatments
2. Guiding Biopsies or Surgeries

How do I Prepare for a Pelvic Ultrasound?

### Transabdominal Ultrasound

1. Drink Water and Avoid Voiding
2. Wear Comfortable and Accessible Clothing

### Transvaginal Ultrasound

1. Empty Your Bladder
2. Dress Appropriately for Ease and Comfort

### General Tips

1. Discuss Medications with Your Healthcare Provider
2. Bring Relevant Medical Records
3. Stay Relaxed and Calm

How long does a pelvic scan take?

A pelvic scan, also known as a gynaecological scan or pelvic ultrasound scan, is an imaging procedure to assess the reproductive organs of women. The duration of this examination can vary depending on the reason for the test, but typically it will take between 10 and 30 minutes to complete.

During this time, sound waves are used to generate images of the pelvic organs, which are then used to diagnose and treat various conditions. Patients undergoing a pelvic scan may be asked to change into a hospital gown to ensure that they remain comfortable during the procedure, in some places.

The sonographer will explain the process before carrying out the examination in order to ensure that all questions and concerns have been addressed. For most women it is pain free although there might be some feelings of discomfort because of the transducer placing some pressure.

The images obtained during a pelvic scan can help diagnose various conditions such as endometriosis, fibroids or ovarian cysts, and may also be used to monitor any changes in existing conditions. By using this advanced diagnostic technique, healthcare professionals are able to provide the best possible care for women.

How is a gynaecological ultrasound scan performed?

A gynaecological ultrasound scan is a medical procedure that uses sound waves to capture images of a woman’s reproductive organs.

During the scan, the patient lies on a table while a specially trained technician applies gel to the abdomen or inserts a small device into the vagina. This type of scan is commonly used to detect pregnancy, diagnose gynaecological issues like cysts or fibroids, and check for abnormalities in the uterus or ovaries.

While the procedure may sound intimidating, it is a routine and safe way for doctors to gather valuable information about a woman’s health.

Do pelvic scans carry any risks or side effects?

Pelvic scans are a common diagnostic tool used to examine the organs within the pelvic region such as the bladder, uterus, and ovaries.

You may be wondering if there are any risks. Fortunately, there are no known risks or side effects associated with pelvic scans. The procedure involves using harmless ultrasound waves, which are not harmful to the human body.

A pelvic scan is a safe and relatively simple procedure that can provide valuable diagnostic information, helping doctors to identify and treat various medical conditions effectively.

Do I need to shave for a pelvic ultrasound?

When preparing for a pelvic ultrasound, many people wonder if they need to shave their pubic hair.

The answer is no. You do not need to shave before a pelvic ultrasound. In fact, it is better not to as the hair in your pubic area provides a barrier and helps prevent any discomfort during the procedure.

Do I have to take my pants off for an ultrasound?

If you’re scheduled for a pelvic ultrasound, you might be wondering whether you need to remove your pants. The answer is usually yes.

During a pelvic ultrasound, the technician will need to get a clear view of your uterus, ovaries, and other reproductive organs. This is typically done by placing a transducer wand inside your vagina, which allows the technician to see images of your pelvic area on a screen.

In order to get the best scan images, you will need to remove your underwear. Don’t worry though, the technician will give you a drape to cover yourself. While it might feel slightly uncomfortable, pelvic ultrasounds are a pretty straightforward and painless procedure.

What should I do after a gynaecological ultrasound scan?

After a gynaecological ultrasound scan, you might be left wondering what to do next. In terms of what to do after the scan, it’s always a good idea to ask your doctor or technician for any specific instructions they may have.

Depending on the reason for the scan, they may want to discuss the results with you in person, or they may send them directly to your regular doctor. In any case, it’s always best to follow up on any abnormal findings with a medical professional.

How much does a gynaecological ultrasound scan cost?

The cost of a gynaecological ultrasound scan is €200.00

Understanding the purpose and preparation required for a gynaecological ultrasound scan can help ease any concerns you may have. At Merrion Ultrasound, our consultant-led, sonographer-facilitated clinic ensures your gynaecological ultrasound scan is conducted with the highest level of expertise and care at our centre of medical excellence.


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What Our Patients Say

Gráinne Macken

This is my second visit to Merrion Fetal, I was very pleased on both occasions. Lovely quiet waiting room, appointment was on time. The 20-week scan is very detailed we enjoyed watching our baby on the large TV screen. We got some beautiful photos. The nurse was very pleasant and talked us through all the measurements and anatomy. I would highly recommend this scanning clinic.”

Áine Gibney

I had the best experience at the Merrion Fetal Health clinic for my 20-week big scan. The staff were so friendly and so nice and the lovely lady who did my ultrasound scan was amazing. She was so thoroughgoing to absolutely everything and gave me such reassurance on how my baby was growing and developing. I would recommend any Mother to be to attend here if you are looking for a comfortable, reassuring and super pleasant experience.”

Linda O'Sullivan

Highly recommend! We had an early scan due to a little scare at the start of pregnancy and then another at 12 weeks to make sure all was good again. Helen who was scanning on both days was fantastic. We felt totally relaxed and un-rushed while she took her time finding the best angle of baby to get us the clearest pictures as keepsakes all while making sure everything was perfect with baby. She reassured us throughout and I can honestly say it was the best money we ever spent getting both scans done.

Please let Helen know we are 18 weeks now and flying along Highly recommend!



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This website was formerly Merrion Fetal Health. The clinic has undergone a rebrand and is now known as Merrion Ultrasound.