Not falling pregnant
Gynaecology / Fertility Ultrasounds Perth
Not falling pregnant
Not falling pregnant is one of the common reasons to request a gynaecology ultrasound at QDOS Ultrasound Perth.
The information obtained from an abdominal and/or vaginal scan, will help your doctor check for any abnormalities and infertility causes.
Ultrasonography can provide valuable information about conditions such as abnormal development of the uterus, fibroids, endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome or blocked tubes, but this requires an experienced ultrasound practitioner and O&G specialist for accurate interpretation.
O&G specialist ultrasounds
If you are not falling pregnant, and are experiencing a delay in falling pregnant, your doctor or specialist may request a gynaecological scan to check your anatomy, chances of any abnormal hormone patterns, or disease.
Dr Kirsty Milward at QDOS Ultrasound has a special interest in Gynaecological Ultrasound, particularly fertility and endometriosis. In addition, Dr Milward offers contrast assessments of the uterine cavity (saline-infusion sonography) and Fallopian Tubes (HyCoSy). She has performed over 1,000 of these procedures.
At QDOS Ultrasound Perth we operate as a team of sonographers and doctors.
Dr Bev Hewitt also performs gynaecological ultrasounds at QDOS and is one of only two obstetricians in WA to have been awarded the RANZCOG subspeciality (COGU).
How to prepare
How to prepare for an ultrasound?
- You will be asked to have a moderate bladder (drink one to two glasses of any liquid about 3/4 hour before your scan).
- If you are menstruating regularly, it is best to book your scan between days 5 and 11 of your cycle. It’s good to keep track of your cycle and to let us know the first day of your last menstrual period, as accurately as you can.
- When you arrive, we will want to know more information about how long your periods last and how often they come, as well as any hormones you take or operations you may have had.
- Read more about what to expect with a Gynaecological Ultrasound.
- Have questions for either pregnancy or gynaecology scans? See our FAQs.
- Have an appointment with us and want to know what to expect? See our patient practical information section.
- Do you need an ultrasound? Make a booking.
- Learn more about the team and QDOS Ultrasound.
- Please feel free to provide us with your feedback.
Abdominal and vaginal ultrasounds
An abdominal ultrasound gives a good overview and is clearer when performed with a full bladder. A vaginal ultrasound (after bladder emptying) provides more detail. It uses a slender probe, which is inserted in a procedure far gentler than a Pap smear. For women having trouble falling pregnant, a vaginal ultrasound is almost always recommended.
For your gynaecological ultrasounds, you’ll be surrounded by a team of highly qualified doctors and health practitioners, sonographers and supporting receptionists. It’s our mission to provide best practice in a caring and supportive environment and we look forward to helping you with your next ultrasound.