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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Follicle Size Of Menstrual Cycle

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...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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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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Im having 8 follicles in left and 10 in right ovary.. so am i having pcos? im taking metformin for past 3 months and im in regular menstrual cycle

PCOS: Confimation of PCOS is made on ultrasound. the number of follicles seen can be many or just a few depending on whether you have been pregnant or not. If your cycles are regular on metformin, I would not worry about the number of follicles in your ovary unless you are trying to get pregnant. Discus this with your gynecologist if you have questions. ...Read more

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Could your menstrual cycle stop if you have an ovarian cyst?

Could your menstrual cycle stop if you have an ovarian cyst?

Possibly: A persistant ovarian cyst means that there was never ovulation therefore you would get anovulation or no period at all! but remember small cysts in woman are fuctional and normal. ...Read more

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If a woman has a menstrual cycle that is shorter than the usual 28 days, will her ovarian reserve diminish sooner?

If a woman has a menstrual cycle that is shorter than the usual 28 days, will her ovarian reserve diminish sooner?

Not necessarily: A shorter cycle length does not necessarily exhaust the ovarian reserve sooner. Toxins like cigarette smoke have a much greater impact. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cyst removal procedure affect menstrual cycle?

Does ovarian cyst removal procedure affect menstrual cycle?

It may: If you just had an ovarian cyst removed, it may affect your next cycle. It would not affect any after the initial cycle though. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...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