Follicular Study



A follicular test is a combination of diagnostic procedures that are performed transvaginal (via the vagina) to estimate the patient’s ovulation time. The doctor checks the ovaries for growing follicles on a routine basis during menstruation and also examines follicular development and outflow during the follicular study.

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What is a follicular study?

A follicular study is used to follow the development of follicles in a woman’s ovaries. A follicular scan or follicular monitoring is another name for it. A series of scans are performed to determine when the mature egg will be discharged, and the uterine walls will thicken. It also aids in calculating the overall number of ovarian follicles that will ovulate. Doctors advise individuals to have timed sexual contact or Intrauterine Fertilisation (IUI) or proceed with IVF when they receive the research results and learn about the status of growing follicles. During follicular monitoring, clinicians examine the uterus for endometrial thickness, nature (trilaminar or hyperechoic), and blood flow to evaluate endometrial health. Before ovulation, if the endometrial thickness is at least 7.5 to 8.0mm and trilaminar in nature with adequate blood flow, the odds of implantation and pregnancy are greater.

What is the use of a follicular study?

A follicular study determines the size of any active follicles in the ovaries that can hold an egg and accurately predicts ovulation, allowing for natural conception. In addition, the scan helps identify the existence of follicles and the ideal moment to retrieve an egg for fertilization if a pregnancy is to be achieved through fertility therapy.


How is a follicular study done?

A follicular study checks the ovarian follicles, takes internal organs’ images, then examines them using a transvaginal ultrasound. A tiny plastic probe is inserted into the vaginal canal to do the scans.
The doctor will be able to estimate when the egg will be released, allowing a couple to schedule intercourse around that time to increase their chances of pregnancy. In addition, the thickness of the endometrial lining and the tissues holding eggs are examined to predict when the patient is most likely to ovulate.

  • Duration for a Follicle Scan

Follicular scans take around fifteen to twenty minutes in total, although preparations must begin a few hours ahead of time. If you comply with the doctor and follow the sonographer’s directions, the complete operation might take as little as 10 minutes.

  • Many Scans Are Performed Every Cycle

Because the ovulation window is so large, each cycle will require 8 to 10 scans. The baseline scan will assist the doctor to determine the follicle’s starting stage, and its progress will be continuously monitored from there. The following scan will be arranged in the same manner.

  • It Is Important to Perform Follicular Monitoring or Tracking

Follicle monitoring is an option for every woman who is attempting to conceive. For people who have been unable to conceive for more than a year, it is typically recommended as the first line of treatment. In couples who are unable to conceive, the woman’s age has a crucial influence. This is since older women are unable to generate healthy eggs.

If you are under the age of 35 and have been unable to conceive for the past year. If you are above 35 years old and have been actively attempting to conceive for the previous six months without success.

  • Follicular Scan Can Aid

A follicular study will, in reality, discover several additional problems that may obstruct a pregnancy. Here are a few examples:

    1. It will aid in the identification of follicles that do not develop adequately before rupturing.
    2. In conjunction with the follicular release, the uterine lining thickens.
    3. Follicles that do not develop or break at the appropriate time.

All of these characteristics assist the doctor in determining what is happening and when it is occurring, as well as what is not occurring. It makes it simpler to recognize issues and, as a result, to provide therapy or remedial actions.

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Who should get a follicular study done?

A follicle scan can be done on any woman attempting to conceive. However, it is most commonly suggested as the first line of treatment for couples who have been unable to conceive after having unprotected intercourse for more than a year.
The woman’s age may also play a factor since healthy eggs become scarce among women in their late 30s and early 40s. After a woman reaches the age of 35, her chances of becoming pregnant drop dramatically. In addition, follicular monitoring may be advantageous for women who:

  • Have no concept of when they ovulate.
  • If a woman isn’t sure if she’s ovulating at all; if she doesn’t experience any signs during ovulation, such as a tingling or hurting near the ovaries.
  • If a woman is on ovulation-inducing medication.
  • What Should Be the Size of The Follicle to Get Pregnant?
  • A pregnancy is required to develop follicles 18-25 mm in diameter and a uterine lining of excellent quality and more than 10 mm thick.



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How Much Does a Follicular Study Cost?

According to your doctor’s recommendations, the follicular study costs ₹1200 for a single sitting and ₹1500 for a package that includes anything from 2 to 5 sittings. Our scans are performed by trained ultrasonologist who wear fresh gloves, probe covers, and proper PPE to reduce the danger of infection. So when you’re thinking about having a kid, try not to get caught up in the details and instead focus on being cheerful and happy. You’ll find that your good attitude will carry you through.

What Is the Follicular Study Success Rate?

Follicular investigations are frequently associated with excessive expectations. It’s important to understand that the success rate is only 10%. These scans may be very distressing for the pair at times. However, it’s sufficient to teach you how to link the scan with bodily signs like cervical mucus and ovulation discomfort.

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