This type of scan produces very good images and it’s a useful tool to find the correct diagnosis. What happens is that a very thin telescopic probe or tube, about 10 cm long, is inserted via the vagina. This provides a good picture of the thickness of the uterine lining, the size of the uterus and the structure of the tissue. And we can see if there’re any fibroids, polyps, cysts or a thickening of the uterine wall. You’ll be able to follow all of this on a screen, and we’ll tell you what we’re doing and why.
This type of scan is very helpful in a number of examinations:
Infertility can be caused by a number of factors. A scan can help us diagnose disturbances like:
- Fibroids in the uterus
- Polyps in the cervix
- Polyps in the uterus
- Blocked fallopian tubes, or reduced passage through the tubes (HSU)
Your periods can be irregular for a number of reasons. Often a scan will be able to diagnose the cause, for example:
To give you the security you need when you’re pregnant, we offer pregnancy scans. If you are pregnant following fertility treatment (insemination or IVF) at our clinic, you’ll automatically get a free scan at week 7. Read more about pregnancy scans here.