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Offline Kitty kat

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Scans in the UK for treatment abroad
« on: 1/09/06, 14:04 »


Hi Girls

On Wednesday went for a scan at the LFC and got talking about scans.  I was asked if I thought there was a market for one off scans in London in the evening.  And I said yes, I thought it was an excellent idea as its difficult for people to get time off of work and I know some of you ladies already have children, and so have to deal with childcare, also there is the congestion/parking charges.  There is also an option of doing it in North London, but I must admit, central London would be easier for me.This person is thinking about offering one off scans to us abroadies but in the evening, I think they want to test the market.  I paid a 100.00 for my scan, so I'm thinking the charge would be around the same.  I said I would post the question, to see what the response was.

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K




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    Offline brownowl23

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    Re: Ultrasound scans in London
    « Reply #1 on: 1/09/06, 14:12 »
    Kitty KAt

    Definately, If this DEIVF works then having eveining scans would be most helpful. Ive had a lot of time off for IVF this year, and anything that I can do to help with less time off work would be appreiciated by work I know

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    Re: Ultrasound scans in London
    « Reply #2 on: 1/09/06, 14:58 »
    Kitty Kat

    Great idea. I think there would be huge demand for this. Also blood tests in the evening with results the next morning would be fabulous.

    Luz

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    Re: Ultrasound scans in London
    « Reply #3 on: 2/09/06, 14:37 »
    Hi Kitty Kat

    Yes, I think that it would be a great idea. How did you find LFC?

    Where in North London where they thinking of doing it? I work in central London but live in North. Also, would they offer a group of scans at a set price for egg donation?

    I will be either going ahead with donor or perhaps with my own eggs in Barcelona, so I would need to have gonal F injections, would they do this at the LFC?

    Sooze
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    Offline Kitty kat

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    Re: Ultrasound scans in London
    « Reply #4 on: 2/09/06, 17:44 »


    I'm being treated at Isida at I needed a scan and a lady on another board recommended the London Fertility Centre as some places charge up to 150 for a one off scan and some palce are charging 800 to monitor overseas patients which is a total rip off.

    I don't know if she is thinking of doing a package, I think the evening scans are just an idea at the moment, the package would be a good idea as I've had two there now and need another next week to see if I'm ready before booking my flights.   I said I would ask on the board but I've been a little disappointed by the response over 60 reads and only 3 replies but thanks to those who have replied.

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    Re: Ultrasound scans in London
    « Reply #5 on: 3/09/06, 09:52 »
    I think this would be a great idea. I'm currently being treated at the Bridge who only do scans in the morning - the earliest appointment is 8.45am - and it's always stressful when I've got unavoidable work meetings to arrange around.

    The Bridge charge 115 for a scan on its own fyi so 100 would be a good price too

    Offline Marina

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    Doppler scan
    « Reply #6 on: 3/09/06, 12:27 »
    Hi Everyone ^wave^

    I thought I would ask this separately, please can anyone advise on this, I am on a dummy cycle at IM, they want to check blood flow to my uterus, as my lining was very poor last time only 5.5 on day 13 of patches :-[ :( what happens if there is a problem with the blood flow? can and will medication help to make it any better, I am wondering about this has anyone else had this problem, who can share any info, I go for a scan on 18th September, any advice would be helpful.

    Love to all

    Marina

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    Re: Doppler scan
    « Reply #7 on: 3/09/06, 13:25 »


    Hi Marina,

    I always have this as a matter of course with every scan on my IVF cycles (am lucky enough to have a clinic equipped with a v v good scanner)

    They and can will give you medication to help if there is an issue, I have always been told it would be aspirin with mine, but there are others and I am sure they wouldnt just leave it hunni.

    Look forward to it, because at least if there is a problem they can sort it out for you, If there isnt a problem at least you can relax about it  :-*.

    Hope that helps

    Debs
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    Re: Doppler scan
    « Reply #8 on: 3/09/06, 17:11 »
    Hi Marina

    I am sure that AJ spoke about this is some earlier posts (perhaps you could do a search, if i find it I will post it here  ... perhaps send her an IM asking her this, I know she is working really hard at the moment, and also toning up her fabulous body in the gym during any free time.  She is not on FF that much at the moment, but she would pick up an IM via her email and i am sure she will share info with her.

    I think I have read somewhere that viagra is prescribed for this?

    sorry no definite help here, but this has definately been disussed before by others so you are not alone!!!  Perhaps try the egg sperm donor board as well, maybe someone there on a donor cycle can help you

    I know acupuncture can help as well which you might want to consider???

    Good luck for your scan on the 18th


    wishing you ltos of luck ...

    Offline dianne

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    Re: Doppler scan
    « Reply #9 on: 3/09/06, 19:04 »
    Marina
    i had a Doppler scan at IM at my first consultation has to be done after ovulation ideally mine was abnormal resistance high indication of blood flow issues was advise to have rechecked in Uk and they would repeat at ET or advise tx if UK one abnormal
    i am at Lister my consultant says they would expect older women blood flow to be perhaps limited so not a real surprise so were not worried about my result as alos the tx is not really research based

    I had the repeat done at The womens ultrasound centre in Harley Street they will take a fax from IM in fact they saw me without a ref as had not arrive and they did doppler any way
    http://www.womensultrasound.co.uk/map.htm

    The tx from IM is a drug to aid blood flow by encouraging vasodilation of the main blood supply to the uterus take for a month then recheck result see what happens to you on the 18/9 and go from there

    Good luck
    Dianne

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