When you book to have a MEI, it will add a month onto your treatment cycle, so please ensure you allow time for this.
You must phone the nurses on day 1 of your cycle to book in for a blood test at the time ovulation should occur for you. This is done to ensure the procedure is booked in at the correct time of your cycle to optimise the impact.
It is very important you DO NOT HAVE UNPROTECTED INTERCOURSE IN THE MONTH YOU HAVE YOUR MEI DONE. We cannot test for pregnancy at the time the MEI is done, so if there is any chance you may be pregnant, the procedure will not be performed and this may delay your treatment.
How is it done?
The MEI is similar to a pap smear. It is done in the clinic at Fertility North by one of the fertility consultants, not necessarily your consultant. We book our MEI’s for around midday Monday to Friday, and mid-morning on a Saturday.
The time of your procedure will be available the day before your procedure.
- Before you come in for the procedure, we
recommended you take some over the counter
analgesia, such as paracetamol with codeine, half an hour before your procedure time.
- Have a full bladder
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your procedure to allow time for you see reception.
- The nurse will take you down to the procedure room and allow you to get comfortable.
- The consultant will cover you with a green sheet, insert a speculum to visualise the cervix, clean the cervix with a chlorhexidine solution, then pass the pipelle into the uterine cavity and ‘scratch’ the lining.