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what does it mean to have follicles on your ovaries

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Normal finding: An antral follicle count is often used to determine baseline fertility. 16-30 follicles is normal, any less might be concerning for decreased reserve ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Prim. ovar. failure?: Assuming that is what you mean. Fuller albright in 1942 reported a syndrome in young women with menopausal levels of fsh, low estrogen and amenorrhea. ... Read More
Dr. Jason Jaramillo
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Follicle = egg: Often the term follicle is used synonymously with egg. They are technically not the same but it just means they saw what looked like a follicle/egg in ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
Check with your doc: Ovaries have follicles. Follicles are where eggs are stored and released. Sounds normal to me. But check with your doctor.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Polselli
15 years experience Radiology
Normal: That is a normal finding. It just means you have a 1.6 centimeter follicle...a cyst-like structure that forms when an ovary is about to release an egg ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Multiple small cysts: This could be normal but it is also suggestive of the ultrasound findings frequently associated with polycystic ovarian syndrome. You need to discuss ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Abuawad
30 years experience Radiology
Normal: Normal small cysts in the ovaries.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
55 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: But can occur without ovulation.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boniface Ikejiani
27 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dominant follicle.: Ovulation usually occur from the dominant follicle which can be in either ovary. The egg is usually released when the follicle is between 18mm to 22mm ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Navita Modi
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It is normal : It is very much normal to say this kind of finding ,just make sure they are not big size then it becomes a question of PCOS
A female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
PCOS: Usually multiple peripherally arranged follicles signifies a "string of pearls" sign which is representative of a condition called PCOS (Polycystic Ov ... Read More
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