Infertility assessment & treatment monitoring
Ultrasound is used as part of infertility assessment. It is also used to monitor the folicles in natural fertility/conception.
If you are having fertility treatment/assissted conception/IVF, then you may need follicle tracking and endometrial thickeness assessment.
What do we assess
Fillopian tube blockage
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 like 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.
You will need a full bladder for the ultrasound. Try to drink 1 to 2 pints of water 30 mintutes before your appointment time. If we need to do an internal ultrasound, we will ask you to empty your bladder in the toilets provided.