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A 41-year-old female asked:

I missed a period and visited a dr. she performed a tv u/s and counted follicles. i have heard this must be done early cycle. given that i didn't know where i was in the cycle is there any reliability to that count( i already know about fsh/amh etc?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
The follicular count is only going to have value or use if the goal of the sonogram was to help organize a fertility plan. If the sonogram was only done due to irregular cycles then the follicular count has limited utility. Consider speaking with the doctor who performed the sonogram to determine the next steps unique to your circumstance.
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