Infertility Assessment & Treatment Monitoring
Ultrasound is used as part of infertility assessment. It is also used to monitor the follicles in natural fertility/conception.
If you are having fertility treatment/assisted conception/IVF, then you may need follicle tracking and endometrial thickness assessment.
What do we assess
- Fallopian tube blockage
- Follicle tracking
- Luteal cyst
Your Scan Includes
What does the scan involve?
The operator will use water-based jelly and a probe to visualise the pelvic organs
The scan will first start as an external scan over the bladder which acts as a window to see the pelvic organs.
If the external scan is not adequate, you will be offered the option of proceeding with an internal scan at no extra cost. In some cases, an internal scan would be required to better diagnose what is seen on the external scan.
There will also be a qualified chaperone present in the scan room along with the doctor.
How do I prepare?
You will need a full bladder for the ultrasound. Try to drink 1 to 2 pints of water 30 minutes before your appointment time. If we need to do an internal ultrasound, we will ask you to empty your bladder in the toilets provided.