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Doctor insights on: Granulosa Cells Of The Ovarian Follicle Secrete Estrogen

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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 the difference between a ovarian follicle and an ovarian cyst. And how can you tell the difference?

What is the difference between a ovarian follicle and an ovarian cyst. And how can you tell the difference?

Can be the same: A developing ovarian follicle is actually cystic, so all follicles are cysts, but not all cysts are follicles. Most follicles are small so the biggest differentiating factor is size and consistency. If a cyst is large (>7cm) or causing pain it needs to be further evaluated ...Read more

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I have 3.1cm hypo echoic lesion cysts ....The ER repoert said left ovarian follicle..Iam so scared what this can be now.

I have 3.1cm hypo echoic lesion cysts ....The ER repoert said left ovarian follicle..Iam so scared what this can be now.

Likely nothing: It is common for a woman to get small cysts on the ovaries that come and go. A 3.1 cm ovarian cyst is most likely a follicular cyst, or a follicle, which is simply a cyst that is holding an egg as a woman gets ready to ovulate - or release - the egg. These cysts go away on their own in 2 weeks to 2 months. There is nothing for you to worry about. ...Read more

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What does left ovarian follicle mean?

Lt ovary's cell arra: Follicles are nl.Cell part of ovaries, an arrangement of cells around the central cell called ovum or egg cell - a single cell , most of the times , sorrounded by multiple rows of cells, arran. In circles. These folli.Cells-> female hormones from ovary, they also provide the nutrition for the central ovum.During ovulation the follicle comes close to surface of ovary and rupture, release the ovum out. ...Read more

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Can having a ovarian follicle after bc mean your ovulating?

Can having a ovarian follicle after bc mean your ovulating?

No: It could mean that, but it's a non-specific finding. Having spontaneous periods after coming of ocp does mean you are ovulating. ...Read more

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What is an ovarian follicle? Is it something I should be worried about? Can it grow in size? Life threatening for me& my unborn baby?

What is an ovarian follicle? Is it something I should be worried about? Can it grow in size? Life threatening for me& my unborn baby?

No worries!: None of the above. A follicle (or follicle cyst) is a normal part of a woman's ovary in her reproductive years: follicles are where her oocytes(eggs) are. Follicle(s) grow as the egg(s) come closer to ovulation. ...Read more

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3 ovarian follicles ultrasound, triplets?

3 ovarian follicles ultrasound, triplets?

Very unlikely: Though not impossible. If you got 3 follicles on Clomid (clomiphene) your chance of triplets is roughly 1/1000; if on hmg (shots) the chance may be as high as 5%. You list 47 years as your age; if this is true, the chance is (i'm sorry) basically zero. ...Read more

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Would a myoectomy be indicated for a 3.7 cm submucosal fibroid? I also have bilateral hemorrhagic ovarian follicles.

Would a myoectomy be indicated for a 3.7 cm submucosal fibroid? I also have bilateral hemorrhagic ovarian follicles.

Depends: If you are having symptoms from the fibroid then a myomectomy may relieve the symptoms. If you are not having symptoms and especially if you are close to menopause then a myomectomy may not be needed. ...Read more

Estrogen (Definition)

Estrogen is a hormone that is secreted by the ovaries and affects ovulation, ...Read more