Fertility Scans

MUMS is not a fertility clinic but we are able to offer patients scans to assess endometrial thickness and /or follicle tracking.

Reasons for having a fertility scan

  • To investigate reasons for infertility
  • To monitor a natural or assisted fertility cycle

Types of fertility scan

Endometrial Thickness 

This is undertaken for women prior to IVF treatment.  It may need to be done more than once.  It gives guidance about the timing of IVF.  The scan will measure the endometrium (womb lining) to assess the suitability of proceeding with IVF treatment.

Follicle Tracking 

This is done to help women in monitoring their ovulation for fertility purposes.  There will usually be more than one scan in a cycle.  This involves measurement of developing follicles within the ovaries throughout a cycle with ovulation induction.  It is important to avoid hyperstimulation of the ovaries. These measurements also include the endometrial thickness (lining of the uterus) as this will influence whether the embryo will be able to implant.

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What’s included in your Fertility Scan

During your scan we will explain the findings to you and a detailed report will be given to you following your scan. We are happy to email your report to your IVF clinic, if requested.

 

 

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