Follicular Study is a series of scans that help you know when you are ovulating. Generally, these scans will start around day 9th of your cycle and continue till ovulation occurs. The infertility specialist observes the follicle development occurring in your ovaries to calculate the exact time when the egg will be released. If a couple plans intercourse at that time, it maximizes the chances of conception.
Follicular study involves scanning the ovaries regularly during your menstrual cycle and observing the follicles as they increase in size. Ultrasound uses high frequency sound waves, which pass through the skin and are reflected by the internal organs to create a picture on a screen with the help of a computer.
Follicular study is a vital component of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) assessment and timing. It is basically employs a simple technique for assessing ovarian follicles at regular intervals and documenting the pathway to ovulation.
Follicular monitoring is necessary if patient is younger than 35 years and trying to get pregnant without success for the last one year. This is usually the first step to rule out ovulation related problems. If you are older than 35 years and have been actively trying to get pregnant for the last 6 months without success. It can also diagnose certain ovulation related problems which might be stopping you from getting pregnant. Along with follicular monitoring, infertility specialist also monitor your estradiol levels to give an idea about the vitality of the follicles.