Did you know that most women who experience chronic pelvic pain don’t visit the doctor?

A recent survey found a staggering number of women who experience chronic pelvic pain don’t do anything about it

Lower abdominal pain is something that all women will experience from time to time, and in most cases it’s difficult to diagnose exactly what is causing the pain. However, there are certain features that can help your doctor reach a diagnosis.

Even though pelvic pain is common for women, it is still advisable to undergo a gynaecological examination just to ensure that there is nothing out of the ordinary.

Pelvic pain and why you should have the pain checked out

Pelvic pain can have a number of different causes: Acute pelvic pain is sometimes symptomatic of ectopic pregnancy as well as:

  • Complications of ovarian cysts
  • Pelvic infection
  • Ovulation can even cause a surprising amount of discomfort

Chronic pelvic pain can be a result of:

  • Previous pelvic infection
  • The presence of swelling of the fallopian tubes
  • Endometriosis

In a recent survey it was found that 73% of women don’t visit the doctor when they are suffering chronic pelvic pain. If you are suffering chronic pelvic pain, arranging a pelvic scan at OMNI can be helpful and reassuring, especially if all is normal.

Ultrasound scans at OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care in Sydney

We offer a range of ultrasound scans to help ascertain the cause of pelvic pain. Endometriosis is one of the most common causes of chronic pelvic pain—and one of the more important reasons to have an ultrasound scan to ensure you aren’t suffering from this debilitating illness.

At our St Leonards and Penrith clinics we offer Sonovaginography (SVG) to predict severe, or deep infiltrating endometriosis. More importantly, if your Sonovaginography is normal, the likelihood of underlying severe endometriosis is very low indeed. At this point in time, OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care is the only ultrasound site in Australia offering this state of the art diagnostic technique. If you are diagnosed with endometriosis at OMNI, our team can plan your management which may include the use non-invasive hormonal approaches or in specific cases laparoscopic surgery for definitive treatment.


At OMNI Ultrasound & Gynaecological Care in Sydney we offer same day scanning. This service offers reassurance and enables immediate and appropriate planning for you as well as your referring doctor. To find out how OMNI can help you, contact us today.

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.