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How is ultrasound used to test for ovulation?

Ultrasound can be used effectively to check for follicle development and determine endometrial thickness. The vaginal probe ultrasounds give the best images and don’t require you to have a full bladder. In ovulation induction cycles, the ultrasound is used to count the number and size of follicles to determine when to release the eggs and to make sure it is safe to do so.
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