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A follicle is a fluid filled sac which contains the egg. A follicle tracking scan is performed from 6 to 9 days of your menstrual cycle to aid fertility treatment. Ultrasound technology is able to determine how many follicles there are and when egg extraction is best performed.

The shape, size and number of the antral follicles will be assessed and measured.

What does a follicle tracking scan include?

Our follicle tracking scan includes:
Detailed report and images
May involve a transvaginal/internal scan
30 minute appointment

What is the purpose of a follicle tracking scan?

The purpose of a follicle tracking scan is to accurately predict when you may expect ovulation which will help increase the chance of the egg becoming fertilised.

A transvaginal/internal scan may be necessary during this scan in order to gain a clearer view. If you require a female sonographer or a consultant, please speak to one of our advisors at the time of your booking.

Book now or email info@ultrasoundplus.co.uk for more information about this scan.

Follicle Tracking Scan FAQs

Can I eat and drink before my scan?

There are no restrictions that you cannot eat or drink before your follicle tracking scan.

Who will perform the follicle tracking scan?

Your scan will be performed by one of our sonographers, who are qualified with diagnostic gynaecology ultrasound scanning experience and are accredited by either the Health Professional Council, The General Medical Council or Society of Radiographers and also work within the NHS alongside their role within Ultrasound Plus.

Does an internal scan always need to be performed?

No, each scan is dependent on each individual’s examination. However, an internal investigation can provide clearer views and will be discussed with you by the Sonographer before proceeding with the internal examination and obtain your consent.

What do I need to wear for the scan?

We advise that you wear something light, airy and baggy. Otherwise, you may need to change into a gown if necessary.

What do I need to bring to my follicle tracking scan?

Please bring along your hospital notes (if you have been given them) and reports to assist out Sonographers if a referral is required.

Will you advise me of any abnormalities?

Please note, our scans do not replace any of your NHS scans. During your appointment, in any event of a medical referral being required, we will discuss this with you and provide a full report for you to forward on to your health practitioner.

Do I still need to visit the NHS if I had a scan with you?

Yes, our services are a complementary service, which works alongside the NHS.

What happens in terms of referrals?

We advise all of our customers to advise their GP/Healthcare provider know of their intention to have a scan with us. On arrival at Ultrasound Plus we will ask you to complete a registration form, where your GP/Healthcare provider details will be requested. If from the follicle tracking scan there shows a need to contact or share any information regarding your scan, you are responsible for providing the report to your GP/Healthcare provider.

I have medical insurance; can I claim for my scans?

We will provide you with an invoice after you pay Ultrasound Plus directly for your follicle tracking scan. This can be used to make a claim with your insurance company, but this is between you and the insurance company. We would advise you check this prior to your scan to avoid disappointment.

How many guests/children can come with me?

We are happy for family and friends to attend and we are able to accommodate up to 5 people with the patient. Children are welcome too.
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