What is this scan for?
There are many reasons to understand the condition of the ovaries however usually it is a check involved for fertility reasons prior to conception to assess if the ovaries are showing any signs of abnormality and to estimate ovulation times. It can also be a check to detecting the presence of and / or position of an intra uterine contraceptive device (IUCD or Coil).
What does this scan show?
This scan to look at the size shape and condition of the uterus and both ovaries providing an estimated ovulation time.
The Ultrasound Scan Procedure
Ultrasound is safe, non-invasive and does not use ionizing radiation. During the ultrasound scan the sonographer will place a warm water-based gel on the area to be examined, and will then press firmly on the skin with an ultrasound probe, moving it around until they have obtained the desired images. The ultrasound scan has no known risks and is usually pain free. When the scan is completed the gel can be wiped off easily using tissue.