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Doctor insights on: Follicle And Ovulation

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Do follicles always ovulate at the same size? If so, what size?

Do follicles always ovulate at the same size? If so, what size?

No: An ovary is about an inch to inch and a half and contains the various follicles in various stages and sizes hopefully an obgyn will add on! ...Read more

Follicle (Definition)

An ovarian follicle contains a hollow ball of cells with an immature egg in the center. It is a structure within the ovary containing the egg that ...Read more


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What is ideal size for follicle to ovulate?Is 18 mm considered mature?

What is ideal size for follicle to ovulate?Is 18 mm considered mature?

Natural cycle?: 18 mm in a natural cycle (no drugs) is mature; in a Clomiphene cycle would be more like 22-23 mm. ...Read more

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What should be the size of follicles for ovulation?I ve 16 and 15 on day 15 of cycle.

What should be the size of follicles for ovulation?I ve 16 and 15 on day 15 of cycle.

Ovulation: Generally speaking of follicle is able to rupture and emit the eighth at approximately 18 mm or greater. Nature is funny and full of variability and some sure there are follicles that rupture at an even smaller size and sometimes we see follicles as big as 30 mm that then ovulate spontaneously. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between Clomid (clomiphene) and high progestrone level ? Does having 2 grown follicle around ovulation douples progestrone levels ?(30 ng/ml)

Is there a connection between Clomid (clomiphene) and high progestrone level ? Does having 2 grown follicle around ovulation douples progestrone levels ?(30 ng/ml)

Yes: The point of taking Clomid (clomiphene) is to increase your chances of ovulation. When you are ovulating, then your Progesterone levels are higher during the luteal phase of your cycle. Do not get to fixated on the numbers. Th question is, are you ovulating? This is better determined using an ovulation predictor kit rather than getting your blood drawn every month! ...Read more

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Ruptured vein bleeding into follicle after ovulation. How long does it take to absorb? Dr gave me Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for the pain but I can't even do dishes.

Ruptured vein bleeding into follicle after ovulation. How long does it take to absorb? Dr gave me Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for the pain but I can't even do dishes.

Ouch!: The fluid from the ruptured cyst can be quite irritating to the peritoneum. If a patient wasn't getting prompt relief with a pain medication such as Narco I would consider adding a potent anti-inflammatory and would even consider some acupuncture or Cold Laser Therapy. Unfortunately, these later modalities are still not commonly accessible. Also, if not better soon, confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can a 20mm follicle ovulate on cd 25 with the help of injections?

Maybe: But it's possible that a reproductive endocrinologist would avoid triggering a follicle that late in your cycle. Slow-growing or late follicles are not felt to be as healthy. Also the endometrial lining may not be as receptive. It also depends on what was happening leading up to that cycle day. ...Read more

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Ovulation (Definition)

Ovulation is the act of the ovary releasing the egg after it has been hormonally prepared, to be ...Read more