A 22-year-old female asked:
More than 12microcysts on each ovary. ultrasound in follicular phase. could it be functional cysts? im afraid its pcos but dont have other signs.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Davidanswered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Could be: If your periods are regular and you don't have the other signs and symptoms of PCOS, these are probably normal functional cysts. Several eggs begin to develop each month. One becomes the dominant follicle and that is the one that goes on to ovulate. The others just atrophy and go away. Occasionally there will be 2 dominant follicles that ovulate and can result in fraternal twins. Hope this helps.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
2.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jun 13, 2015
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.