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A 24-year-old female asked:

Do follicles cause ovulation? if no, what does? if yes, does the follicle size matter?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shewit Bezabeh
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: Ovulation is a result of hormonal cycles and not follicle size.
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Follicles: Contain the developing eggs which can be "ovulated" when certain hormonal sequences occur. But it's your body releasing a surge of luteinizing hormone that stimulates ovulation.
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Last updated Mar 15, 2016
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