Ultrasound and results

Hi ladies, I had an ultrasound today to determine weather there's any reason for my 3week of a month long pains, I've been told by the sonographer to contact my gp within 7-10 days to find out the results. Does this mean my results are bad? Surely they'd of told me whilst doing the ultrasound if there was nothing to be seen? I'm only 23 and feeling very anxious!

12 Replies

  • It's just routine. Sometimes they will tell you something at the time but you generally have to see go to get full results. Try not to worry. Jean.

  • Thank you Jean so even if it's nothing serious you're told to get the results from your gp? I'm trying not to worry!

  • Hello

    I think it is standard practice not to be told the result of the scan as l had one in the summer and was told before the scan that the results will be sent to my GP and l need to go there for the result.l understand this does make you feel a bit anxious as its another waiting time and your already concerned about what may be wrong try to relax and see it as a way which may give you some answer to your current health concerns. Take care

  • Thank you! X

  • Hi, please don't worry. Maybe my post will help you. I used to work in radiology, including the ultrasound department, in the NHS, until I moved abroad 2 year's ago. Sonographer's write the report (results) as you've have the scan. If they are a trainee, a fully trained sonographer has to check their work and sign it off before the results are sent to the Gp. If she is enjoy trained, the results still take a while to be printed by the secretaries, sorted &posted. They are usually dealing with hundreds of reports, hence the delay. Many hospitals and Gp's now have a system where the results are sent electronically across. Why not ask your Gp receptionist staff if this is the case? They will likely already have your results in electronic form (i.e. on the computer). In my experience, if something is very urgent, the patient is usually told at the time by a doctor, so wouldn't stress yourself out with worry. Please let me know how you get on. Take care

  • Thank you so so much I got goosebumps just reading that knowing it doesn't necessarily mean it's anything major! Thank you!! X

  • No worries, I used to freak out too- I was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 18, 15years ago, but it's only in the last few years since working in the hospital that I know better how the system works. But that's what's great about this forum, we all understand each other and work to support one another as much as we can. I've asked a few questions here myself, and been encouraged by the response. Now please enjoy your day! :-)

  • It sure is! Thank you so much again smilie, I hope you enjoy your day too! X

  • They won't tell you during the ultra sound what they see as the technicians are not allowed to (in Canada). My daughter had an ultrasound and was told that the results would be in in about 4 days. That is normal procedure. Sometimes the ultrasound doesn't show anything though, even though there is a problem. Hers was "clean" but the gynecologist still thinks she may have endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Just be sure to follow up with more help if your ultrasound doesn't show much - if you feel bad, there could still be something more to be done. Hang in there!

  • Thanks for the supportive message janess.. Hopefully it's nothing too serious and that can be sorted easily if anything shows up! A weeks wait seem like a year x

  • if anythinh shows and they are concerned theyll have you on asap.

    we all go through the waiting game.stay positive and dont let it win,your on the right track :)

    hugs xxxx

  • Thank you booboo 08! Xxx

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