Ultrasound & Gynaecology Scans

Ultrasound Scan

An ultrasound scan is a painless test that uses sound waves to create images of organs and structures inside your body. It is a very commonly used test. As it uses sound waves and not radiation, it is thought to be harmless.

If a woman's pelvic organs are under examination;

Transvaginal scan (TVS) with an empty bladder provides a better picture. A small probe/scanner is gently inserted into the vagina up to the cervix to get the best image. This should not cause more than a slight discomfort.

Transabdominal (TAS) examination can also be performed with a full bladder when a small probe/scanner used externally on the skin.

At SA Fertility TVS / TAS is offered for various conditions;


Fertility Scans

Routine Fertility scan

To exclude any pelvic pathology, to check the uterus (womb), cavity and wall of the womb;( for fibroids/ polyps), to check the ovaries; (for cysts, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis) and to check for swollen tubes.

Follicle Tracking

Performed from 7 to 9 days of menstrual cycle to aid fertility treatment. See ovulation induction & monitoring

Egg Collection

Ultrasound scan is also used during egg collection for IVF/ ICSI/IVM treatments.


Pregnancy Scans

Dating scan (Pregnancy)

Determine foetal gestation age. Confirm single/multiple pregnancy. Crown Rump Length (CRL) is measured.

Reassurance scans (Pregnancy)

For reassurance at any stage of your pregnancy. Confirmation of healthy foetus. Placental position.

For an appointment please contact us and your scan will be arranged.


Gynaecology Scans

TVS/TAS

At SA Fertility TVS / TAS is offered for various conditions;

Emergency Gynae scan
Investigate complaints of pelvic pain, abdominal pain or abnormal bleeding.(who we see in the emergency)

Menstrual Disorders
Women with: Heavy Periods, Frequent Periods, Irregular Periods, Painful Periods, Bleeding after Intercourse. (menstrual disorders)

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Multiple follicles/cysts in the ovaries - Clinical signs include irregular periods, long menstrual cycles, acne, excess body hair, overweight &/or infertility. (PCOS)

Ovarian Cysts
A cyst is a sac filled with fluid and can remain dormant, especially in younger women. This scan determines if a cyst exists, type of cyst and number of cysts. (ovarian cysts)

Fibroids
Benign tumours (non-cancerous) of the womb muscle. These are commonly found in women of reproductive age. There are 4 types of fibroids, dependent on the position. (fibroids)

Endometriosis
Condition where cells that are traditionally located within the womb cavity is located outside. (endometriosis)

Pelvic Pain
Reassurance scan to investigate acute/chronic pain of the pelvis, which can be common in women of any age. Confirms if there are any underlying problems. (pelvic pain)

Menopause/ Perimenopause
Cessation of reproductive fertility, some time before the end of the natural lifespan. Common symptoms include: changes to menstrual cycle, hot flushes, night sweats. (menopause/perimenopause)
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