Below the belt: what the latest ultrasound technology can tell you

OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care in Sydney offers women the best in ultrasound care to provide a clear and accurate diagnosis

Often the reassurance that nothing is out of the ordinary is what many women are looking for. This is especially true of young couples who are newly pregnant. The excitement and joy of finding out you’re pregnant can be tempered by the uncertainty of what happens next. By visiting our team we can answer your questions and provide you with accurate testing to determine the health and well-being of your baby.

We also offer ultrasounds to diagnose the source of pelvic pain, tubal patency, endometriosis and chromosomal abnormalities in unborn children.

At our Sydney ultrasound centres, which are dedicated to women’s ultrasound, pregnancy and gynaecological care, we provide ultrasound services for all stages of pregnancy

Vaginal bleeding is very common in the first trimester of pregnancy, occurring in around 30% of pregnancies. However, it is important to note that not all women who bleed in the first month are miscarrying. In the same breath unexplained bleeding can be cause of uncertainty and great anxiety for expecting parents.

At OMNI Ultrasound we provide transvaginal ultrasound or an internal ultrasound scan. These are some of the best methods for finding out what is happening with your pregnancy. Because this bleeding can occur without warning we will always try to see you the same day.

Occasionally, mild cramping, backache or period-like pain may also be present, and if this is the case an internal ultrasound will be able to determine the viability of your pregnancy. In case there’s any doubt about the viability of a pregnancy on scan, we will recommend an interval scan in 7 to 14 days.

Early pregnancy and giving you peace of mind

At OMNI we use a highly sensitive internal probe to perform the early pregnancy scan.

We also offer reassurance scans for women with uncontrollable vomiting in the 1st trimester. This is because, although pregnancy and nausea are common during the 1st trimester, it can sometimes be indicative of hyperemesis gravidarum. This is persistent pregnancy-induced vomiting that occurs during the first 12-14 weeks of pregnancy.

If you do have severe hyperemesis gravidarum hospitalisation may be required to ensure persistent vomiting is controlled.  It should be noted that hyperemesis gravidarum—even with hospitalisation—is rare after the first trimester.

OMNI uses the latest ultrasound technology to provide patients with high quality imaging for you and your referring specialist. If you are exhibiting any symptoms that warrant an ultrasound we do offer same day scanning.

If you would like to know more about what OMNI can do for you, or to book a consultation, please contact us today.

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OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care

Condous performs Advanced Endosurgery procedures for women needing intervention for pelvic masses, adnexal pathology, severe endometriosis or hysterectomy. He also runs ‘Hands on’ Live Sheep Laparoscopic Workshops for gynaecologists at Camden Veterinarian School.
Having completed an undergraduate degree with the University of Adelaide, he left Australia in 1993 and moved to London where he completed his training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 2001 to 2003 Condous worked as a Senior Research Fellow at St George’s Hospital, London. At St George’s he set up the Acute Gynaecology Unit, the first in the United Kingdom. It was also during this time that he developed an interest in Early Pregnancy and especially the management of pregnancies of unknown location (PULs). Condous has developed many mathematical models for the prediction of outcome of PULs which have been featured in numerous peer review journals. In 2005, he returned to Australia where he completed his Laparoscopic Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Reproductive Endosurgery, Royal North Shore, Sydney.

Condous was appointed as a Consultant Gynaecologist and Senior Lecturer at Nepean Hospital in 2006 and soon was made Associate Professor. In 2010, he was made Departmental Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Nepean Hospital. He obtained the MRCOG in 1999 and was made FRANZCOG in 2005. In 2009, he was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine (MD), University of London, for his thesis entitled: “The management of pregnancies of unknown location and the development of new mathematical models to predict outcome”.

Condous has edited three books including the “Handbook of Early Pregnancy Care”, published over 100 papers in international journals and is internationally renowned for his work in Early Pregnancy. He is the Associate Editor for Gynaecologic Obstetric Investigation, which is a European based journal, as well as the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (AJUM). He is on the organising committee and is an invited speaker at the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) Scientific meeting in Sydney 2013. His current research interests relate to the management of ectopic pregnancy, 1st trimester growth, PULs and miscarriage and the use of transvaginal ultrasound (in particular sonovaginography, to predict posterior compartment deep infiltrating rectovaginal endometriosis).Condous is also actively involved with post-graduate education including the annual running of the Early Pregnancy and Gynaecological Ultrasound Interactive Courses for Sonologists, Radiologists, Sonographers and Gynaecologists in Australia.