Follicular tracking means that you are monitoring the number and size of your follicles during your cycle. Follicular tracking is an ultrasound transvaginal scan being used to evaluate the number and size of the ovarian follicles. Follicular tracking can be used to monitor your fertility and confirm the best time to conceive.
Follicular tracking is also being used to track the number and size of the ovarian follicles during IVF treatment.
Why is the follicular tracking scan being done?
Having IVF treatment and your fertility doctor wants to monitor the number and the size of the follicles and endometrial thickness.
You have regular cycles and have been trying to conceive for several months without success.
You have irregular cycles and want help to determine the best time to conceive.
You are planning to get pregnant and you want to know that you are ovulating.
What is included with this follicular ultrasound scan?
Ultrasound report with information about the number and the size of the follicles and endometrial thickness.
How is the follicular tracking scan being done?
The follicular tracking scan is the same as the transvaginal ultrasound scan which means that a thin ultrasound probe is inserted in the vagina so the sonographer can have a clear view of your uterus, the lining of the uterus and your ovaries. The procedure for this can is the same as the pelvic ultrasound scan.
You will be asked to lie on your back on the couch and a towel will be provided to cover yourself. A special lubricated probe will be inserted into the vagina and will be moved to different directions to obtain the best images. This scan might feel a bit uncomfortable, but should not be painful.
Follicular tracking should not be painful. It can however sometimes be slightly uncomfortable depending on the angle of the ultrasound probe.
You should be able to resume your normal activities immediately after the scan.
What is a follicle?
A follicle is a small fluid-filled sac inside the ovaries containing immature eggs. The size and number of the follicles is an indication of your fertility and varies between women.
What is the follicle size for ovulation?
For ovulation to occur the follicle needs to reach approximately between 18-24 mm.
When to do follicular tracking?
As the name suggests, the follicular tracking tracks the size and the number of your ovaries throughout your cycle, so it requires 1 to 3 scans commenting from day 7 – 9 of the first day of your period.
If you are having IVF treatment, your fertility specialist will advise you about the timings of your ultrasound scans.
Acupuncture for fertility
Sonoworld has teamed up with the well-known acupuncturist Eca Brady to offer you complementary therapies such as Acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help you with fertility and other women issues. Eca is offering acupuncture for fertility and acupuncture for menopause treatments. She can be contacted direct or via Sonoworld.
Looking for a Private follicle Scan in London?
You are in the right place if you are looking for a private follicle ultrasound scan in London. At Sonoworld Diagnostics, London, we offer an extensive range of private ultrasound scans in a convenient central London location.
We offer same day and out of hours private ultrasound scan appointments in days and times to suit your busy schedule.
Our consultant sonographers are very experienced in the field of medical ultrasound, so you can rest assured that your health is in good hands. We use the latest ultrasound scan diagnostic equipment to increase diagnostic accuracy. Sonoworld Diagnostics has been providing ultrasound scan services to the NHS and private sector since 2012 and therefore is well established in the field of medical ultrasound.
At our ultrasound scan clinic in London, we are able to offer you ultrasound scans in a clean and comfortable environment without the waitting associated with the ultrasound scans provided by the NHS.
Why choose us for your private follicle ultrasound scan?
Sonoworld Diagnostic Services is registered with the CQC and has been trusted by the NHS and private sector since 2012 to provide unparalleled diagnostic ultrasound scan services. Our clients include healthcare professional such as GP’s and consultant radiologists. This is because our clients know that at Sonoworld will get the best ultrasound service with no compromise in diagnostic accuracy or the level of service.
Who will perform my follicle tracking scan?
Your pelvic ultrasound scan will be performed by one of our knowledgeable consultant sonographers. All our sonographers are qualified to UK and USA ultrasound standards, so you can be assured that there is no compromise on the diagnostic accuracy of your ultrasound scan.
How much are the follicle tracking ultrasound scans?
The price you’ll pay for a private ultrasound scan will depend on the type of scan you want an appointment for. Our prices are competitive, starting from as low as £99. There are no hidden extras and the price you see is the price you pay.
Book a follicle tracking appointment
We offer evening and weekends appointments. You can choose the most suitable time and day by visiting our online booking diary. If for any reason you can not find a suitable ultrasound scan appointment please contact us via e-mail or phone.
Specialities: MSK, Breast, Abdomen, Small Parts, Gynaecology/Obstetrics and Vascular.. Daniela Stan is a London based NHS and Private Consultant Sonographer, with more than 20 years’ experience in Healthcare. She holds a degree from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davilla, Bucharest, Romania and a Medical Doctor License in Family Medicine. After graduating from the Medical School Program in 1997 .. Read More