Patients who experience some bleeding after the menopause, or unscheduled bleeding on HRT, are referred to the Post-Menopausal Clinic by their GP. At the clinic we carry out transvaginal ultrasound scans to investigate this problem further.
What happens at the Clinic?
A Consultant Radiologist will carry this out in the main X-ray department. The procedure is very straightforward. It will be necessary for you to remove your lower clothing. We do advise you to bring a dressing gown with you to the appointment.
Unlike other scans it is not necessary for you to have a full bladder,so you will be asked to empty your bladder before the scan being performed.
You will be positioned on an examination couch a bit like when you will have attended for cervical smears. The doctor will then place a small plastic probe into the vagina, which will allow the visualisation of both the womb and the ovaries.
Following the transvaginal ultrasound scan the doctor will prepare a report and this report will be seen later the same day by the Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist who will decide on the most appropriate clinic at which you should be reviewed.
All patients will receive a clinic appointment within two to four weeks of the initial ultrasound scan to complete the investigations. If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything regarding this appointment please contact the clinic.
Good Hope Hospital
Telephone 0121 378 2211 extension 3015