The Infertility Doctor will perform an Antral Follicle Count (AFC) via ultrasound – a trans-vaginal ultrasound – at the beginning of a woman’s menstrual cycle. An AFC will be performed on days 2, 3, 4 or 5.
Antral Follicle Count
Using ultrasound, the Doctor observe antral follicles:
Antral Follicles that can be visualized, measured, and counted are small – 2 to 9 mm in size. These are the egg follicles which are responding to stimulation within the ovary during a woman’s cycle.
Many studies have demonstrated that as women age, the number of antral follicles observable via ultrasound decreases significantly.
The Infertility Doctor’s Webinar About Female Fertility
Click on the link below to watch Dr. Laurence Jacobs' Webinar covering the top 5 female infertility factors.
- Female Age and Ovarian Reserve (egg supply)
- Ovulation Disorder (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome - PCOS)
- Ovulation Disorders (Hypothalamic - Pituitary - Thyroid - Adrenal)
- Tubal and Pelvic Factors
- Lifestyle Factors (Weight - Nutrition - Smoking - Exercise)
The Infertility Doctor
Dr. Laurence A. Jacobs is the Senior Partner of Fertility Centers of Illinois, an internationally renowned fertility clinic having 10 clinic locations and 2 IVF clinics located throughout Chicagoland. After you consult with Dr. Jacobs at either his Hoffman Estates IL – or – Buffalo Grove IL locations, you can choose from all 10 clinics to pursue your customized fertility treatment plan. Schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Jacobs by clicking the icon below – or – calling 888.325.7389.