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Fertility health, follicle tracking scan, fertility scan, fertility ultrasound

Follicle Tracking Scan

Excellent 4.9 Rating

What's Scanned?
pelvis_ovaries
endometrium
ovarian follicle size
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£149

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£139

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What does the Follicle Tracking Scan include?

Ultrasound probe icon from The Scan Clinic London

Ultrasound of ovarian follicle size and endometrium (lining of the womb)

Trans-vaginal (internal) scan is our preferred examination method for this scan

We can accept referrals from Fertility doctors/clinics in the UK and abroad

The Scan Clinic is the place of choice for many fertility clinics across UK, Europe and Internationally

We can send reports direct to fertility clinics/ specialists with your consent

Same day verbal results 

Digital written ultrasound report within 24-48 hours

Performed by qualified medical ultrasound specialists

Detect problems before they become troubles

 

Reasons for a Follicle Tracking Scan ..

Starting or Undergoing IVF
Ovulation
Fertility Health
Egg Maturity
Infertility

About the Follicle Tracking Scan

A follicle tracking scan checks the size of the ovarian follicles during a given time in your cycle. A number of follicle tracking scans are needed to check the growth of these follicles and may help to determine if you are ovulating and producing eggs. The scan also checks the womb lining for thickness. 

Our follicle tracking scan can be used to monitor your fertility treatment and confirm the best time to conceive.  When your eggs are nearing maturity, it helps to know when the ovulation occurs and helps the fertility clinic predict the best time for IVF clinicians to perform an egg pick-up. 

The scans should be timed according to your menstrual cycle as this will determine when you are most likely to ovulate. The number of scans will vary from person to person. 

Typically the first follicle tracking scan is performed on day 8 of your menstrual cycle, however, this may vary if you are having fertility treatment and timed according to your fertility clinic requirements. Further scans will be conducted at specific intervals, usually 1-3 days, to track the size of your follicles.

Tip – It may be useful to have our fertility scan prior to follicle tracking scans which is usually performed by the 5th day of your menstrual cycle.

Objective of the Follicle Tracking Scan

The follicle tracking scan or Follicular tracking is the simplest form of assisted conception. There is no stimulation of the ovaries with any drugs or medicines and it is the most natural form of assisted conception. The pregnancy rate for this type of assisted conception is around 10%.

The ultrasound scan allows us to see what is happening inside your ovaries. The scan will check the size of the largest follicles or eggs in the ovaries to check that your eggs are maturing properly. This can help provide information about when you may ovulate. The scan can also be used to check for signs to see whether your ovary has ovulated or not depending on when the scan is performed.

What can the Follicle Tracking Scan detect?

The scans provide useful information which could help determine the time when you will be most fertile.

 

Why choose the scan clinic for your Follicle Tracking Scan

We are a multi-award winning clinic based in London, with awards from Whatclinic Clinic of the Year, GHP outstanding patient care and LUX best private ultrasound provider to name a few. Our fully qualified healthcare professionals bring a wealth of experience from their roles within the NHS and aim to provide exceptional personalised care. Our team is led by our clinical lead, Mr Usman, a well-known respected expert who has been featured in various press and media outlets including the Huffington Post and scanned celebrities on ITV.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.

Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.

Benefits of having the Follicle Tracking Scan

A follicle-tracking scan provides many benefits, especially among women with fertility difficulties. The scan optimises the chance of natural fertilisation or intrauterine insemination (IUI).

The scan is also vital in assisting fertility treatment. It can be used to track follicle development and collection of eggs. 

The scan also helps your clinician survey the endometrium and ovaries. 

You can choose to have your scan at a private follicular tracking scan clinic. Some of the benefits of private follicular tracking in London include the following; 

Accurate results

Private scan clinics in London invest in the latest technology and scan equipment to provide the best services and results. The clinics also have the best sonographers and supporting staff to ensure you get the best experience and produce reliable and clear results that can help your healthcare provider make the best decisions for the best results. 

Timely

Follicle tracking mainly focuses on fertility, so the scans must be done within a short window and the results delivered quickly to allow for quick and efficient interventions. Most private scans allow you to make appointments on short notice and deliver the results shortly after the test. Considering that time is a factor with some of these scans, a private scan clinic might be the best option. 

Comfort

Some follicular tracking scans are done transvaginally, which can be uncomfortable for some women. Private scan clinics offer a specialised and personalised experience that helps to make the experience more comfortable and predictable for the patient. 

Convenience

A private follicular tracking scan is more convenient than going to a public facility. In most cases, the waiting times are long in the NHS, however with private scans, the timelines are much shorter. You can have your scan done in a few hours. Our private scan clinic are open on the weekends, which makes them more flexible and convenient for people who want to take the scan on the weekend. 

Why do I need a Follicle Tracking Scan

You may be asked to have a follicle tracking scan for several reasons including; 

  • Find out when you are ovulating so you can time your sexual activity to maximise your chances of conceiving naturally.
  • Check that your eggs are maturing and being released for fertilisation to rule out certain fertility problems.
  • Check to see when your eggs are ready to be harvested if you are undergoing IVF treatment.

Tracking timed intercourse

Follicles can be tracked in a natural cycle: Find out when you are ovulating so you can time your sexual activity to maximise your chances of conceiving naturally. When a leading follicle is seen, then intercourse may be appropriately timed. In some instances, your doctor or fertility clinic may provide drugs to induce ovulation. 

 

Ovulation Check

Check that your eggs are maturing and being released for fertilisation to rule out certain fertility problems.

 

Tracking for IVF

In most IVF treatments, your ovaries will be artificially stimulated with follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), which produces multiple mature follicles, which are then harvested after the administration of luteinising hormone. 

In such instances, your follicular development is followed closely with 2 to 4 ultrasound scans. The timing of your egg collection is based on the ultrasound and any blood test results. 

A follicular scan is needed for women who do not ovulate, those who are unsure when they ovulate, women prescribed fertility medication and couples who are not conceiving after 6-12 months of trying.  The scan can check the size of the follicles and to see when your eggs are ready to be harvested.

What does the Follicle Tracking Scan involve?

During the scan, you will be asked to uncover the area being scanned, hence we advise to wear suitable loose clothing and a small amount of ultrasound gel will be placed over your skin.

An ultrasound camera (‘probe’) will then be placed on top and moved along and around the area. This results in a picture appearing on the ultrasound monitor and patient TV which will be translated by the clinical specialist/ medical practitioner.

The ultrasound scan itself usually lasts around 10-15 minutes and is pain-free. At the end of the scan, a verbal summary of the results will be provided, as well as your opportunity to ask any questions.

How do I prepare*

It's really important to arrive with the correct preparation as failure to do so may result in us not being able to perform the scan.

Internal Scan*

  • An internal (Transvaginal) scan is recommended or may be mandatory for specific services instead of the scan over your tummy as it often provides greater detail and better information, please ask our customer care team for more information.

  • For internal scans you do not need to have a full bladder and will be asked to empty your bladder if full. Also please do arrive in clothing that can allow easy and comfortable access to your pelvic area.

  • For scans over your tummy (Transabdominal) then we recommend you arrive with a comfortably full bladder. Please drink 0.5 litres of clear fluid approximately 30 minutes or so before your scheduled appointment and kindly try your best not to empty your bladder before the examination.
  • Please refer to the patient information guide by clicking here.

Our Reviews

HCT iBusHCT iBus
11:46 02 Dec 23
A great service that delivers in a clean and friendly safe environment that delivered exactly what... we needed for our peace of mind. Really expert information and friendly service from start to finish. Will recommend to all friends and family.read more
Candice UghaonuCandice Ughaonu
11:28 03 Oct 23
Great team and the Doctor was super friendly, very detailed and reassuring. He answered all my... questions and concerns. I left feeling much better. I have used them many times and will use again if required in future. Definitely recommend!read more
Gemma KGemma K
11:39 22 Jul 23
I came here for my first child’s gender reveal 3 years ago and the treatment hasn’t changed. The... service is still amazing, the doctors and staff were so welcoming and kind. The doctor took his time to explain the scan to me and checking the baby. The facility is very soothing and relaxing. What an amazing team. May God bless themread more
OYRAM UDAROYRAM UDAR
15:18 12 Jul 23
I recommend this clinic from my heart , the doctor and assistent was so kind and they make me feel... very confortable while on the procedure , nothing to complain, everything perfect . I will go to this clinic again if i will need it for sure .read more
Violeta GugleaVioleta Guglea
17:16 17 Jun 23
I have used the this clinic at the recommendation of my friend who had a positive experience. I... have used this clinic looking for reassurance before my gallbladder removal operation. The appointment was quickly booked for the next day to suit my needs. The scan was performed by a very well spoken, professional person. The whole experience was very positive, as expected from a private clinic. From the experience I have had, I can highly recommend this clinic.read more
aditya gandhiaditya gandhi
16:08 12 Nov 22
Today me & my wife had 2nd visit of scan clinic. I must say our both visit of scan clinic are much... satisfactory. We were welcomed by miss Zeenat. She was very polite and professional throughout. Scan performed very well & explained as well. Scan clinic deserves thumbs up.read more
ruth raeruth rae
15:21 07 Sep 22
I booked an early scan here and I had a great experience. All the staff were amazing and friendly.... The Sonographer was great, really made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend this clinic.read more
Tiziana MonnoTiziana Monno
08:10 18 Aug 22
Beautiful experience! I was 31 weeks pregnant and a little worried about my little girl's position.... I was so patiently confirmed by the doctor and informed us of the growth. My partner and I were more than satisfied. Professionalism and kindness they made me feel comfortable.read more
Lina ZhangLina Zhang
10:55 16 Aug 22
I've been to this clinic 4 times over the past 7 years for both pregnancy scans and health scans.... What sterling services they consistently provide! Booking is always easy either online or over the phone, minimum waiting time, and calming environment. What's most impressive is that Mr Usman always explained the scan results thoroughly in a calm and professional way on site and in a report, and quickly spotted issues that both my hospital scan and community clinic scan completely missed (the sonographer at the hospital even asked where I did my scan as she was impressed)! This helped me eventually get timely referral and free from lots of stress. I always feel being well looked after by the team and will wholehearted recommend them to anyone who is looking for efficient, caring and professional help.read more
sannndra Ruizsannndra Ruiz
09:25 06 Aug 22
Great treatment, it's the second time we've been here and we plan to repeat the whole pregnancy.... They revealed the gender of the baby in week 16 and the doctor is super careful and delicate, a 10 out of 10.read more
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Follicle Tracking Scan FAQ's

What is a follicle?

A follicle is a small sac filled with fluid found in the ovaries.  Each follicle is an immature egg which grows and increases the sizes of the follicle as it grows. The egg is released when the follicle reaches the optimum size, which is when ovulation occurs. The number of follicles in the ovaries present tells much about the state of fertility.

How successful is follicle tracking?

Follicle tracking is a technique that gives couples a great chance of achieving pregnancy. The tracking helps to determine when women are ovulating. For a woman to ovulate, the egg must be released from a follicle and travel along the fallopian tube. 

Studies suggest that follicle tracking is only 10% successful. The success rate also varies from patient to patient and depends on many variables, including hormone levels and other underlying fertility issues.

Is follicle tracking painful?

Follicle tracking is a painless procedure. However, when done transvaginally, it can be uncomfortable and feels like something pressing against your cervix. The discomfort might also vary depending on the angle of the small plastic probe inserted in the vagina.

When should a follicle scan be done?

A follicle scan should be done several times during a woman’s menstrual cycle. It is usually done from 8-20 days.

What is the follicle size for ovulation?

The follicle size for ovulation varies but should have an average diameter of 18 to 24mm. However, the follicle’s growth doesn’t always mean a mature egg.

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Important Notes

  • We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested before 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.
  • Study images may be available at an additional charge – more information and to request this can be found by clicking here.
  • All 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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