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Fertility Health Check

ADVANCED

(2 Appointments Required)

 

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The fertility & fertility advanced assessments are the optimal tests from our service range to check the female reproductive system in relation to fertility.

 

Fertility: Background 

Fertility problems affect 1 in 7 couples (around 3.5million people) in the UK.

Common causes of infertility that affect women include age, cancer treatment, lack of regular ovulation, blockage of the fallopian tubes, endometriosis. certain lifestyle factors such as stress, sexually transmitted Infections (STI). 

There are however many potential causes of fertility problems that can affect men and women and in some instances a cause is not always found. 

We offer flexible and convenient appointments suited around you and your life with clinics running during the day, evening and weekends. 

 

What is the objective of the scan?

The health check includes a detailed fertility ultrasound assessment including trans-vaginal scanning & detailed blood tests which analyse the major hormones and other components which play important roles in fertility.

This health check provides a detailed snapshot of your reproductive system and could highlight any structural/physical & hormonal problems.

 

The fertility ultrasound scan can assess

  • Ovarian size, structure, follicles & major abnormalities
  • Uterus including myometrium & assessment of fibroid disease 
  • Endometrium (lining of the womb) including measurement & assessment of endometrial strip and interface.
  • Adnexea (area around the ovaries)

 

The fertility blood test analysis:

  • Leutinising Hormone​ (LH)
  • Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
  • Prolactin
  • Oestradiol (17-Beta)
  • Testosterone
  • Progesterone
  • Antimullerian Hormone (Ovarian Function/Reserve)
  • Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
  • DHEAs
  • ​Glucose
  • Lipids

 

*The blood tests are best done on day 2/3 of your cycle and 7 days prior to your period. 

 

How do prepare for this health check?

  • A full bladder is required for the ultrasound scan – Please drink 1 litre of fluid approximately 1.5 hours before your scheduled appointment and please try your best not to empty your bladder before the examination.
  • An Internal scan is often necessary.
  • You may eat as normal and also maintain your normal medication

 

What does the assessment involve?

As part of the assessment you will undergo ultrasound scans & blood tests. 

During the scan you will be asked to uncover your pelvic area and a small amount of jelly will be placed over your skin. An ultrasound camera will then be placed on top and moved along your pelvis. This will result in a picture appearing on the ultrasound monitor and patient TV which will be translated by a medical ultrasound practitioner. 

The examination itself usually lasts around 10-15 minutes and is pain free.

Sometimes you may also require an internal scan. For this scan you will be asked to empty your bladder. You will need to take everything bottom half off and a sheet will be provided to cover yourself with. You will be laying on your back and a camera will be placed inside your vagina which will be moved around to obtain information. This procedure is usually pain free however occasionally you may experience some discomfort. You will be able to pause or stop this procedure at any time if you feel the need to.   

At the end of the examination a brief explanation of the results may be offered. A formal ultrasound scan report with any recommendations will be sent to you which you can take to your regular healthcare professional.

This blood test is just like a standard blood test. 

 

Please note

  • Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP / Fertility Specialist.
  • We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested prior to or at the time of the scan.
  • This scan requires access to the area of interest, therefore it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
  • We will endeavor to book both your blood test and scan at the same appointment however this may not always be possible.
  • All of our first line ultrasound scans are optional. You must be at least 16 years old and you should have no existing medical condition or treatment pending that relates to the scan you are booking. If you are in any doubt about having any type of scan, you should consult your GP.
 

 

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Follicle Tracking Scan

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  • Detailed fertility ultrasound assessment of the ovaries, uterus & endometrium including follicle information via trans-vaginal scanning.
  • Instant verbal scan report with written report within 24 hours. 
  • £149 initial scan cost. Further scans are at a reduced price of £99 for each scan.
  • No GP referral required.
£550
Deposit Required At Booking.
Terms and Conditions apply.
Results in 24-48 Hours Convenient Appointments Expert Advice No.1 First Class service from the No.1 Clinic. Safety The World Health Organisation considers ultrasound to be very safe. Location A Few Minutes Walk from Gants Hill Tube Station (Central Line) Parking Car Parking Available at Clinic. Pay & Display Opposite.

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