gynaecological scans - heavy periods
Many women are troubled by heavy periods and some by bleeding in between periods
In some cases heavy bleeding will be due to an underlying condition and an ultrasound will be performed to exclude or diagnose some of these conditions.
The common disorders leading to bleeding problems are uterine fibroids, polyps inside the cavity of the uterus, polycystic ovaries and problems related to IUCDs.
Ultrasound scan for this indication is best performed postmenstrually, as the lining of the uterus can be seen more clearly.
Transvaginal scan will normally be performed for this indication. An abdominal scan with full bladder will be performed when examining young females who may not be sexually active.
Scan will take about 20 minutes and will show
- Size and shape of uterus
- Thickness of the lining of womb to rule out polyps
- Check for any fibroids
- Size and normal structure