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INFERTILITY / FOLLICLE MONITORING

An Infertility or Follicle study is typically performed to monitor the size and growth of a women’s follicles and to assess the uterine cavity for changes that can affect successful implantation of a pregnancy. Follicle monitoring may be used to determine the appropriate timing for natural or intrauterine insemination (IUI) both with or without the use of ovarian stimulation medications such as Clomid or Letrozol. Follicle monitoring is used to assess the progress of ovarian stimulation prior to IVF egg retrieval and to assess the progression of the uterine lining prior to an embryo transfer.

Indications for the Exam:

  • Monitor the effect of ovarian stimulation medications
  • Assess for residual ovarian cysts prior to ovarian stimulation
  • Monitor endometrial thickness for IVF cycle
  • Evaluation for the presence of uterine anomalies

Coordination of Care

Care is tailored to you in close coordination with your fertility clinic. Sonographic images and findings are immediately available to your clinic via a secure HIPPA compliant image sharing system. Several of the larger fertility centers we have worked with include:

  • Seattle Reproductive Medicine
  • Overlake Reproductive Health
  • Pacific Northwest Fertility
  • Poma Fertility
  • Oregon Reproductive Medicine
  • Northwest Fertility Center
  • Oregon Fertility Institute
  • Fertility Center of Las Vegas
  • Red Rock Fertility Center
  • Midwest Center for Reproductive Medicine

What to Expect

TRANS-VAGINAL SCAN: You will be lying on an exam table, modestly draped from the waist down. The sonographer will ask you to insert the ultrasound transducer into the vagina, or if preferred, you may ask the sonographer to do so for you. The vaginal probe will remain in the vagina for approximately 10 minutes. A female will either perform the exam or assist a male sonographer throughout the exam. The procedure is not painful unless you are experiencing abnormal tenderness at the time.

The transvaginal transducer is covered with a NON-LATEX sheath.

Exam Preparation

Begin drinking 24 oz of WATER 1 ½ hours before your scheduled appointment time. Finish drinking within 30 minutes (1 hour before your appointment) and do not empty your bladder until instructed. Example: If your appointment is at 2:00, begin drinking 24oz of water at 12:30, and have it finished by 1:00.

If your bladder becomes unbearably full while waiting for your exam, it is ok to partially empty your bladder to relieve pressure.

How is the Transvaginal Probe Disinfected?

We use the latest advancement in High Level Ultrasound Transducer Disinfection. Trophon EPR is an automated system that is the most effective, safest and environmentally friendly method to disinfect ultrasound transducers. View this video to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgK9N1Z2NU0#t=29