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Follicular Tracking Scan or Follicular Study 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. We will monitor the size of the follicles and can check that your eggs are maturing properly. This can help provide information about when you may ovulate.
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.
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.
The purpose of the scan is to determine the size and growth of the follicles and measure the endometrium which can help to determine if you are ovulating and producing eggs. The scans will reveal the growth of the follicles in your ovaries, which are small fluid filled sacs that should contain an egg. During the scan we will be able to visualise the individual follicles in your ovaries so they can be measured and tracked to ensure they are developing as expected.
The scans ultimately give information which could help determine the time when you will be most fertile.
Your scan should last for approx. 20mins however please allow additional time for your appointment.
A written ultrasound report of the examination including any measurements within 24 hours after your appointment.
There is no specific preparation for this scan, however you will be asked to empty your bladder prior to the scan.
If you're undergoing fertility treatment you may need to take medication to stimulate ovulation. Your fertility doctor can advise you about this.
IMPORTANT UPDATE JAN 2021 : Due to the current UK lockdown conditions and in compliance with government guidelines to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus we have temporarily closed the clinic until further notice. We hope to reopen as soon as it is safe to do so and will post any updates on this page. As the clinic is now closed if you contact our customer care team by email or phone then we may not be available to answer and the response time will be delayed but we will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
We at The Scan Clinic, started with a simple goal - Quality Healthcare with a Personal Touch. It is this mission that continues to drive us to this day and in this current global crisis. We continually strive to find the right balance between delivering on our mission and maintaining high levels of health and safety for our clients as well as our staff.
We have always maintained high levels of cleanliness and infection control and since the start of the pandemic have taken additional daily infection control measures across the clinic as well as ensuring all staff have adequate PPE (personal protective equipment).
You will notice that some of our services are no longer available at the moment and this is because we are limiting our range of available services to essential scans only until further notice.
We have been continually monitoring the ongoing situation and taking all official guidance, however as this is an evolving situation the information and guidelines given below are subject to change and can change with immediate effect. We appreciate this can be challenging but please bear in mind that the steps we take are for the health and safety of all our staff and clients and we really appreciate your support and understanding to follow them.
If you have any questions, queries or concerns about any of this then please get in touch with our customer care team who are more than happy to help.
Hand hygiene is important please ensure you are washing your hands regularly with soap and water or a disinfectant.