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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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Hormone (Definition)

A hormone (from greek ὁρμή, "impetus") is a chemical released by a cell or a gland in one part of the body that sends out messages that affect cells in other parts of the organism. Only a little amount of hormone is required to alter cell metabolism. In essence, it is a chemical messenger that transports a signal from ...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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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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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 
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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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How to mature ovarian follicles naturally?

I assume: That you are trying to resolve poly cystic ovaries, then ovulate naturally? The only hope is diet and excercise for weight loss. That may work. Metformin at 1500 mg will help 30% of those with cystic ovaries to ovulate by reducing insulin. In some people, by reducing insulin, it can help w/ wt loss. Medicine was developed to prevent the downside of nature. Just as clothes or living in a house. ...Read more

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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

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