Follicle tracking is a way of predicting the time of ovulation by performing a series of ultrasound scans.
The number and size of your follicles are determined at each scan along with the thickness of the lining of the uterus (endometrial thickness).
Your first scan will begin around day 9 of your menstrual cycle and will typically include a total of 3 scans.
If you are having fertility treatment abroad your clinic may require you to have ultrasound scans before you travel. You can discuss your requirements with us and we can provide electronic reports which can then be forwarded to your clinic.
Your first baseline scan
During your first scan we usually ask you to fill your bladder and a scan is performed through the abdomen. We will assess the appearance of the uterus, ovaries and endometrium. You will then be asked to empty your bladder and a transvaginal scan will be performed. This is an internal scan which gives us much clearer images. This enables us to record the size and number of follicles more accurately.
All subsequent scans are performed transvaginally to assess the development of the size and number of follicles and the thickness of the endometrium.
This is not a substitute for a fertility consultation. The scans are particularly suited to those that are seeking fertility treatment out of their local area or abroad. We are able to arrange your scans at a time specific to your treatment centre.
- Cost per cyle – £150 (regardless of number scans)
- Some centres require 1 scan only, cost – £75