Ultrasound is an important baseline investigation
Ultrasound is useful in the subfertile patient to confirm a normal shaped uterus and rule out any ovarian problems.
A Follicle Tracking Scan is a series of ultrasound examinations to measure the size of any active follicles - fluid filled sacs of the ovaries that can contain an egg. Scans are performed starting with a baseline postmenstrual scan and then serially from day 9.
These scans help to pinpoint ovulation either in spontaneous or induced cycles (with clomiphene) and is an adjunct to blood tests in order to rule out hyperstimulation.
Trans Vaginal scan will be performed and it will take about 20 minutes to perform. You do not need to attend with full bladder.
Scan will show
- Size and shape of Uterus
- Any abnormality such as fibroids
- Thickness of lining of the womb
- Size of each ovary
- Count of number of follicles in each ovary
- Select largest follicles and state mean diameter
- Any fluid in pelvis