As we mentioned in previous articles, infertility is defined as inability of a couple to conceive after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse or inability to carry the pregnancy to term. It affects over 5 millions couple alone in the U. S. and many times more in the world. Because of unawareness of treatments, only 10% seeks help from professional specialist. In this article, we will discuss what is female infertility Ultrasound??
Ultrasound infertility test is defined as a test which uses high frequency sound waves to bounce off the pelvic region in order to check the process of egg production process during menstrual cycle.
1. Ultrasound is a painless procedure and can be done in relatively short periods of time at your local clinic.
2. During a standard ultrasound, an ultrasound slender probe is inserted into your vagina. It very much like an insert of a tampon, if you feel uncomfortable about this process, you may want to insert the probe yourself. Ultrasound waves emitted by the probe travel up your vagina and bounce off your ovaries that provides a very clear image of your eggs and ovaries which you can view them at the screen.
By viewing the process through ultrasound daily, your doctor can see when a woman ovulates such as when the egg matures, when the follicle ruptures,the thickness of the uterine lining, the quality of egg and any abnormal adhesion or implants existed in the uterine cavity. If there any abnormality is discovered during this scan, your doctor can determine what may be the causes for infertility such as hormone imbalance, irregular cells growth in the pelvic cavity such endometriosis adhesion, fibroid, cyst, etc.
This type of ultrasound is normally done for women who are in infertility treatments such as IVF.