At a glance
An ovulation scan is a gynaecological survey which monitors your ovulation cycle and helps to estimate when ovulation will occur.
- Optimises chance of natural fertilisation
- Assists fertility treatment
- Surveys the uterus, endometrium and ovaries
- Fertility blood test available if required
- No GP referral required
- Weekday, Thursday evening or Saturday clinics
- Convenient central London location
You will receive
- Results on the day
- A detailed report
What happens with your results?
The results from your scan will be available within a report immediately after your appointment and will include detailed information on your gynaecological survey.
What is it?
An ovulation scan monitors your ovulation cycle and helps to accurately predict when ovulation is expected – maximising your chances of fertilisation, either naturally or with fertility treatment.
When is the ovulation scan performed?
This scan is normally performed at 1 - 2 days intervals from about day nine of your menstrual cycle – day one is measured as your first day of bleeding. You will often have three scans in any one cycle.
A detailed gynaecological scan will be performed on your first appointment, subsequent scans within the same cycle focus on the ovaries and are lower cost.
What happens during an ovulation scan?
Ovulation scans are performed internally for maximum accuracy. A long narrow probe is inserted into the vagina and the ultrasound signal is focussed on the ovaries. The size of the follicles inside your ovaries will be measured when they are increased in size, and following ovulation when the egg has burst from the follicle and it becomes the corpus luteum.
These measurements help to determine the best time for sexual intercourse or fertility treatment in order for fertilisation to occur.
We will also check to see if you have any fibroids or polyps present that may cause complications with embryo implantation.
What’s included in the report?
The gynaecological survey will include clinical diagnostic information on the:
• Right ovary
• Left ovary
Results from your ultrasound examination will be available immediately after your appointment. We will provide a copy for you and your gynaecologist or fertility specialist.
What about blood tests?
We are able to perform the following blood tests, if your gynaecologist or fertility specialist requires them:
- Luteinsing Hormone (LH)
- Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH)
The progesterone blood test is usually measured at day 21 of your cycle, 7 days before your next period, when it is expected to be at its maximum. Blood samples are usually collected on a different day to your ovulation scan appointment.
Results from any blood tests will be available after 24 hours.