Advanced Womens Health Center
8501 Brimhall Road, Buld. 300
Bakersfield, CA 93312
It can be common for couples to take up to a year to conceive naturally, however sometimes there may be a problem and specialized fertility treatment is required. A general pelvic ultrasound scan is a good baseline check to investigate the uterus, ovaries and surrounding areas to establish if there is an underlying gynecological problem which may hinder your chances of conceiving naturally or inhibit your fertility treatment. If you are undergoing IVF or Artificial Insemination IUI, you will require regular scans to monitor your IVF cycle, particularly for either follicle tracking or to measure the endometrial thickness.
The scan is best performed transvaginally as it gives much clearer images and thus a full bladder is not required.