You are required to have two-three ultrasound scans per cycle in connection with hormone-stimulated insemination.
Using ultrasound scans we can track follicular growth, the number of follicles and also assess the extent to which hormone treatment is having the desired effect. In a similar way, we use ultrasound scans to plan the optimal time for insemination.
The first scan is done on Day 2 or 3 of your cycle, and you will be scanned again between Day 8-10 of your cycle. Usually we will be able to plan the insemination date during the second ultrasound scan but it may be necessary to do another ultrasound again in a few days. If you are scanned by your own gynaecologist, it is important that you contact us with your scan result on the day you are scanned so that we can decide how to proceed.
At StorkKlinik, we offer insemination of a maximum of three ripe follicles (depending on your age and possibly the cause of your infertility). We do not perform insemination without a prior ultrasound scan if you’ve received hormone stimulation, as too many ripe follicles may result. If you have a lot of ripe follicles in a cycle, the chance of several eggs being fertilised increases. This may result in a multiple pregnancy (i.e. a pregnancy with several foetuses). Some women are particularly sensitive to hormone treatment, and this increased sensitivity can increase the risk of too many follicles being created. In such an event we must cancel your insemination - alternatively in individual cases, we offer to reduce the number of follicles in your ovaries by means of follicular puncture or switch you to emergency IVF treatment.
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