Ultrasounds are the preferred method for diagnostic investigations as there are no surgical procedures involved whatsoever so in terms of pain, there is very little. A majority of ultrasounds are done externally, on the outside of your body. The only feeling throughout the scan would be the temperature of the translucent gel that is used and a slight movement of the transducer on your body, so the pain is virtually nonexistent.
Transvaginal scans are ultrasounds where the transducer is inserted into the vagina to pick up images through the pelvic area. These scans can be uncomfortable but should not be painful. Plenty of care and time is given to ensure that the lady being scanned is well-informed about the procures of the scan and is made as comfortable as possible.
Pressure is sometimes applied throughout a scan. If this is painful, please let us know.
Peek A Baby has three UK clinics: Birmingham, Bromsgrove, and London. We strive to provide a pregnancy scanning service that helps you get an accurate scan and enjoy your pregnancy journey with your loved ones from just 6 weeks. You can contact our clinics today or you can book your scan online below.