There are very few risks from pelvic ultrasound due to the lack of radiation used for imaging. You may, however, experience some discomfort during the insertion of the transducer into the vagina if you undergo a transvaginal ultrasound.
Certain factors may reduce the effectiveness of the test:
Preparing for your procedure:
Ruchira is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with her NHS practice based at Birmingham Women's Hospital in Edgbaston. She is the Clinical Director of Gynaecology at her NHS Trust.
Ruchira is a reviewer for European Journal of Obstetrics and gynaecology. She is also a Senior clinical examiner and Honorary lecturer for University of Birmingham.
Dr Mamta specialises in office Gynaecology consultations and procedures, having helped to establish and develop the office Gynaecology department in the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals.
Office Gynaecological procedures have made a significant clinical impact by removing the need for general anaesthesia, thereby allowing for a quick recovery following treatment.