A small amount of ultrasound gel is put on the skin of the lower abdomen, with the ultrasound probe then scanning through this gel.
You will be able to empty your bladder after the transabdominal ultrasound is completed and before the transvaginal ultrasound begins (if transvaginal ultrasound is required).
The probe is then gently inserted a short distance into the vagina.
All transvaginal probes have been cleaned and sterilised according to recommended protocols.
You will always have a choice about whether transvaginal ultrasound is performed.
If you have concerns about transvaginal ultrasound, please discuss this with your sonographer before your ultrasound begins.