Utility Of Ultrasound In Treatment Of Infertility
Ultrasound is useful for diagnosis and treatment of several medical conditions. It is also utilized for diagnosing the causes of infertility in both men and women. Conventionally, the ultrasound for infertility in women involved placing the transducer over the abdomen. However, the standard technique utilized for infertility is the endovaginal or vaginal ultrasound. The procedure involves the insertion of a thin and long probe into the vagina. The probe helps in taking images of the pelvic organs. Since the probe is inside the vagina, clearer and sharper pictures are obtained.
Ovulation scan is important for evaluating the size of follicle. Moreover, the ultrasound allows a gynecologist to determine the maturation time of the egg as well as the time for ovulation. Primarily, the procedure is utilized for determination of infertility treatments during the time of ovulation. Regular scans are required for visualizing the emerging follicle that resembles a black bubble over the ultrasound screen. Moreover, useful information such as the thickness of uterine lining (endometrium) can be detected and ascertained using these scans. Besides this, the ultrasound also enables a gynecologist to estimate the quantity of estrogen produced in body on the basis of clarity and thickness of endometrium.
The ultrasound for infertility in men or prostate ultrasound provides images of the prostate gland as well as surrounding tissue. Normally, the procedure involves the insertion of ultrasound probe in the rectum of a patient. The sound waves are sent and received through rectum’s wall into the prostate gland that is situated in front of rectum. It helps in diagnosing the causes for infertility a man.