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Doctor insights on: Multiple Bilateral Ovarian Follicles

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What does multiple bilateral ovarian follicles mean on abdominal ultrasound?

What does multiple bilateral ovarian follicles mean on abdominal ultrasound?

Ovarian follicles: Ovarian follicles/follicular cysts are a common and typically benign finding during pelvic ultrasound.

Usually they are bilateral, multiple, of varying sizes and are of no consequence.

When the follicles are arranged peripherally (around the outside border of the ovary) this may reflect the presence of polycystic ovaries (which may require additional bloodwork/hormonal evaluation). ...Read more

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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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I had a ovary cyst so they did another ultrasound to see if it grew and its gone but I have multiple small bilateral ovarian follicles with no cystic?

I had a ovary cyst so they did another ultrasound to see if it grew and its gone but I have multiple small bilateral ovarian follicles with no cystic?

Routine GYN exams: Ovarian cysts tend to come and go as do follicle. These are normal; however, you should check with your gyn again in 2-3 months. Otherwise, these conditions, as you stated, appear to be normal. ...Read more

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What does bilateral functional ovarian follicles mean?

What does bilateral functional ovarian follicles mean?

Normal: Sounds like you have been reading an ultrasound report? Bilateral means "both sides, right and left" and follicles are normal ovarian cysts, where eggs live. The word functional is redundant here, but also describes a normal ovarian finding. ...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

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Should I have bilateral ovarian follicles while on Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone)?

Yes: Even though Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) prevents ovulation, your ovaries will still produce follicles that can be seen on u/s. But these follicles will not release an egg. ...Read more

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If bilateral ovarian follicles shows on a ultrasound...Does that means I'm ovulating with both ovaries at the same time?

If bilateral ovarian follicles shows on a ultrasound...Does that means I'm ovulating with both ovaries at the same time?

Maybe: There are usually multiple follicles on each ovary, . Usually only 1 ovary grows a follicles large enough to contain a mature egg. However once in a while a woman will make 2 large follicles and if you ovulate both will be released. That tends to happen in women as they get older or in younger women whose ovaries actually do not work as well. ...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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Please explain what does scattered ovarian follicles mean?

Please explain what does scattered ovarian follicles mean?

Likely normal: Sounds like you have been reading an ultrasound report? Follicles are normal ovarian cysts, where eggs live. The word scattered means what you'd expect, and usually describes a normal ovarian finding. ...Read more

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I was wondering what does scattered ovarian follicles mean?

I was wondering what does scattered ovarian follicles mean?

Likely normal: Sounds like you have been reading an ultrasound report? Follicles are normal ovarian cysts, where eggs live. The word scattered means what you'd expect, and usually describes a normal ovarian finding. ...Read more

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Peripherally oriented ovarian follicles mean I can't have children?

Peripherally oriented ovarian follicles mean I can't have children?

No: This comment just locates the follicles in reference to the center of the ovary. Peripheral just means toward the outside, rather than a predominantly central or generalized pattern. ...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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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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Could a natural high number in ovarian follicles tie with hyper ovulation?

Inc in follicles: Fertile women have high numbers of ovarian follicles detected by ultrasound which does'n necessarily correlate with response to ovarian stimulating drugs. ...Read more

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What does it mean when ovarian follicles been identified in ovaries?

Ovarian function!: As a woman not menopausal and not on the pill your ovaries will function by selecting a crop of follicles I which one will be else red to ovulate. Find a chart that shows the dance of the ovaries and hormones of estrogen and progestogen and that picture wi help explain normal physiology or body function. An occasional ultrasound in patient not on the pill will show a cyst of varying size in menses. ...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