What happens at a private ultrasound?
During the procedure, you will be asked to lie on your back and a small probe (transducer) will be passed about two to three inches into the vaginal canal while the images are transmitted to a monitor. These internal examinations are ideal for examining a patients ovaries and womb.
How long does a private ultrasound take?
Most scans take a minimum of 30 minutes (early pregnancy/viability) to an hour (12 week and 20 week scans) or more if its a multiple pregnancy. This will allow you to make the most of your experience, have a detailed discussion with your sonographer, and ask any questions you may have.
Can I go private for an ultrasound?
Yes, you can pay for an ultrasound scan. International Ultrasound Services offers access to private medical scans for people with or without private medical insurance. If you have private medical insurance, your scan might be covered. Please confirm with your medical insurance provider before booking your scan.
Does a vaginal ultrasound hurt?
The test itself doesnt have risks. Unlike X-rays, an ultrasound doesnt use radiation. A transabdominal ultrasound shouldnt hurt. You might feel some discomfort during a transvaginal or transrectal ultrasound when the transducer is inserted.
Why do you have to drink so much water before an ultrasound?
Ensuring that your bladder is full will help get the best images which will be used to rule out possible complications. Additionally, when we can see the baby clearly, we can easily determine how far along you are and hear the babys heartbeat.
How long does a vaginal ultrasound take?
Your procedure will take approximately 30 to 60 minutes.