The TUSHY Method: "U"

Written by:, PhD, Founder and Inventor of the Proov test — the first and only FDA-cleared test to confirm successful ovulation at home.

By Dr. Aimee Eyvazzadeh, aka The Egg Whisperer, board certified OBGYN, specializing in infertility and reproductive endocrinology

“U” in TUSHY stands for ultrasound of uterus. A pelvic ultrasound is an important first test for any woman having trouble conceiving.

Why you should get one:

The ultrasound will verify if there are any anatomic issues affecting your fertility. It will help a doctor determine the size, shape, and position of the uterus, as well as determine the number of follicles present (Antral Follicle Count), which is a good indicator of a patient’s ovarian reserve. The ultrasound can also detect whether a patient has fibroids or ovarian cysts, which most often are evidence of a growing egg or recent ovulation. On occasion, however, a cyst may represent an abnormality such as endometriosis.

How to get one done:

A pelvic exam by your doctor could miss many common reasons for uterine causes of fertility issues such as a fibroid in the middle of your uterus. A pelvic ultrasound is pretty simple, non-invasive and it’s also more detailed, giving you a better assessment.

Our next blog on the TUSHY method will be about the “S,” sperm! Check back soon!

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