What is Endometrial Scratching?
An endometrial scratch is a simple and quick procedure designed to optimise the uterine environment in preparation for an embryo.
Performed in the week before your IVF cycle starts, your uterus is gently scratched using a small sterile plastic tube, which triggers the body to create new uterine lining.
This is thought to make your uterus more receptive to the embryo which will be transferred in your upcoming IVF cycle.
Can I have endometrial scratching?
Endometrial scratching may be of benefit if you have had previous multiple unsuccessful IVF cycles or failed implantation, despite the transfer of good quality embryos.
However, the scientific evidence regarding this is mixed and it has not been conclusively shown to improve the chance of having a baby.
Please see the HFEA website for more information. Your Manchester Fertility consultant can also discuss this with you.
If you are having IVF elsewhere but wish to have an endometrial scratch, you can book in privately for the procedure with us.
Add-ons are optional extras that you may be offered on top of your normal fertility treatment, often at an additional cost.
Some clinics may include certain add-ons with their treatment packages as standard whilst others charge separately, this add-on is in an option extra not included as part of your treatment and can be paid for as an extra part of your treatment, at Manchester Fertility we do charge for this add-on.
Your doctor will be able to provide you the complete information and risk associated with any of these add-ons, we offer these add-ons after a full discussion with our experts and after your specific individual circumstances have been considered.
We fully support the HFEA’s view on all add-ons, please see here for more information.
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