Performing the transvaginal ultrasound usually causes less discomfort than a pap smear. Your privacy will always be respected during your ultrasound, especially the transvaginal examination.

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Sometimes the results of a first trimester scan may be inconclusive or uncertain, and need to be combined with your clinical history and blood tests (serum Bh CG).

Some women need to return for another ultrasound scan a few weeks later to assess the progress of the pregnancy, or they may require another blood test (serial serum Bh CG).

Contact With a number of private ultrasound clinics in Manchester, North Wales and across the North West of England we specialise in providing a comprehensive selection of private ultrasound scans to help with the clinical diagnosis of a multitude of ailments and diseases using the most advanced and up to date techniques and equipment.

It is important that you know that the people you are trusting with your health are properly qualified and competent to do the job – please be assured that the staff working for Diagnostic Healthcare are amongst the best and you will be in very safe hands.

A full bladder moves bowel out from the pelvis into the abdomen, helping visualisation of the pregnancy, uterus and ovaries.

Your bladder should not be so full that it causes pain.

However, in the early pregnancy, the developing embryo is very small (at 6 weeks gestation, the baby is only 5-9mm long) and a transvaginal ultrasound may be required to get a better image of the baby.

Transvaginal ultrasound is safe and commonly performed during all stages of pregnancy, including the first trimester. Transabdominal ultrasound involves scanning through your lower abdomen.

The probe is covered with a disposable protective sheath.