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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Ultrasound

If your GP believes you might have polycystic ovarian syndrome, then you have come to the right place; here at Ultrasound Plus, we can offer women with PCOS access to highly advanced ultrasound tests to confirm the diagnosis. If this sounds like a service you are interested in, be sure to contact one of our professional sonographers today to make an appointment. The diagnostic criteria have requirements that need to be met, and our team can help get you a diagnosis of PCOS, which may have eluded you for several years.

To find out more information about how our team at Ultrasound Plus can help you with your diagnosis of polycystic ovaries, give us a call today. You can book into any one of our clinics in the following locations; London, Brentwood, Birmingham, Watford, Leicester, and Kingston upon Thames. We can find ultrasonically detected polycystic ovaries.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Whether your doctor or GP has referred you or you have self-referred yourself for an ultrasound scan to check for polycystic ovaries, you have come to the right place we can provide you with ovarian imaging here at Ultrasound Plus. The polycystic ovarian disease can be incredibly painful, and we want to help you get your diagnosis if you are suffering from this.

During a polycystic ovary syndrome ultrasound, we will provide a detailed report and images to assess any signs that indicate polycystic ovary syndrome. This will include locating and assessing any instances of multiple follicles/cysts in the ovaries. 

Women with PCOS will more than likely be diagnosed with polycystic ovaries due to androgen excess, a male hormone, which could mean insulin resistance; ovarian imaging is essential to access several symptoms associated with polycystic ovaries and bilateral polycystic ovaries.

A transvaginal ultrasound scan may be required during a polycystic ovary syndrome scan to investigate further. This means the ultrasound probe will be inserted into the vagina to get the best images of your reproductive system possible. Please do not worry. This procedure is painless.

What does the polycystic ovary syndrome ultrasound include?

Our polycystic ovary syndrome ultrasound includes:
 
only £110.00

(Includes booking deposit of £20)

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What Are The Three Common Causes Of Polycystic Ovaries

When it comes to diagnosing PCOS, three factors need to be met, ovarian dysfunction might not always be down to polycystic ovary syndrome, but these three reasons make it more likely.

The three main symptoms of PCOS are:

  • Irregular periods – which means your ovaries do not regularly release eggs (ovulation), meaning you have irregular menstrual cycle patterns
  • Excess androgen – High levels of male hormones in your body, meaning you may have excessive hair growth or a larger physique.
  • Polycystic ovaries – This is where your ovaries have become enlarged fluid-filled sacs (follicles) that surround your egg; despite the name, if you are told you have these, you may not have polycystic ovarian syndrome PCOS.

To be diagnosed with polycystic ovaries, you must have at least two of these symptoms for a GP or doctors to definitively diagnose PCOS. More often or not, an ultrasound scan will be able to detect whether you have polycystic ovary syndrome, but sometimes blood tests may also be required.

How To Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for polycystic ovaries, but your symptoms can be treated; the first step is to discuss your PCOS diagnosis with your doctor or GP. You may find that if you do have polycystic ovaries and are overweight, the best thing you can do is try and make a healthy lifestyle change. This will not only help with your polycystic ovary syndrome, but it will help with cardiovascular risk factors, metabolic syndrome and your blood pressure. Weight loss will help reduce the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome.

Medicine is also available on the market to treat symptoms such as excess hair growth, irregular periods, hormone levels, fertility problems and also for if you have insulin resistance. If you are struggling with fertility medicine and it is not adequate, your GP might recommend a simple laparoscopic ovarian drilling (LOD) procedure. If this is needed, they will discuss this with you at your appointment.

This involves using heat or a laser to destroy the tissue in the ovaries producing androgens, such as testosterone. Polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS is manageable at all levels, and you still have good ovarian volumes; with treatment, most women with PCOS can get pregnant.

Book Your Appointment Today

The purpose of a polycystic ovary syndrome ultrasound is to analyse any symptoms that may indicate this condition. This includes multiple follicles or cysts on the ovaries, which will be found during your ultrasound and analysis of clinical signs, such as irregular periods, prolonged menstrual cycles, acne, excess body hair, overweight, and infertility. If you require a female sonographer or a consultant, please speak with one of our advisors at the time of your booking.

Book now or email info@ultrasoundplus.co.uk for more information about this scan; we can discuss the procedure of having a transvaginal ultrasound, putting your mind at ease; this ultrasound will be painless and is purely to look at menstrual abnormalities. If you would like to make an appointment, please give one of our clinics a call today; we are always more than happy to help in any way we can.

You will find clinics in the following locations; London, Brentwood, Birmingham, Watford, Leicester, and Kingston upon Thames, meaning we are accessible to a vast range of patients. Please get in touch today to make an appointment; we are passionate about helping PCOS patients get the help they need.

only £110.00

(Includes booking deposit of £20)

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Ultrasound FAQs

There are no restrictions that you cannot eat or drink before your menopause ultrasound.
 
All of our sonographers are qualified with diagnostic gynaecology ultrasound scanning experience and are accredited by either the Health Professional Council, The General Medical Council or Society of Radiographers and also work within the NHS alongside their role within Ultrasound Plus.
No, each scan is dependent on each individual’s examination. However, an internal investigation can provide clearer views and will be discussed with you by the Sonographer before proceeding with the internal examination and obtain your consent.
 
We advise that you wear something light, airy and baggy. Otherwise, you may need to change into a gown if necessary.
 
Please bring along your hospital notes (if you have been given them) and reports to assist out Sonographers if a referral is required.
 
Please note, our scans do not replace any of your NHS scans. During your appointment, in any event of a medical referral being required, we will discuss this with you and provide a full report for you to forward on to your health practitioner.
 
Yes, our services are a complementary service, which works alongside the NHS.
We advise all of our customers to advise their GP/Healthcare provider know of their intention to have a scan with us. On arrival at Ultrasound Plus we will ask you to complete a registration form, where your GP/Healthcare provider details will be requested. If from the follicle tracking scan there shows a need to contact or share any information regarding your scan, you are responsible for providing the report to your GP/Healthcare provider.
 
We will provide you with an invoice after you pay Ultrasound Plus directly for your follicle tracking scan. This can be used to make a claim with your insurance company, but this is between you and the insurance company. We would advise you check this prior to your scan to avoid disappointment.
 
We are happy for family and friends to attend and we are able to accommodate up to 5 people with the patient. Children are welcome too.