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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 normal antral follicle count in a lady?

What is the normal antral follicle count in a lady?

Varies: Highly variable by age and whether one is on medicine at the time. A total count (both ovaries) great than 15 is nice to see, with pcos often more than 25. It is best done in the first 5 days of the cycle. A total count less than 7-8 is concerning. But it will vary every month considerably. ...Read more

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I am cycle day 8 after a failed IVF but still bleeding light. Is this normal. Will my fertile days be the same this month? Can I have mtple follicles

I am cycle day 8 after a failed IVF but still bleeding light. Is this normal. Will my fertile days be the same this month? Can I have mtple follicles

See your RE: You need to see the doctor who did your ivf to evaluate the follicles which remain going into this next cycle. Generally, the number of days of fertility are the same, but the days that they occur may change. If you are going to try to conceive on your own this month, I recommend an ovulation predictor kid. They are quite accurate. You are still high risk and need to see your OB or re. ...Read more

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Follicle count is 8 in all. Everything else is normal. Estrogen is low though. Does this mean I don't ovulate or I just ovulate not viable eggs? I'm23

Follicle count is 8 in all. Everything else is normal. Estrogen is low though. Does this mean I don't ovulate or I just ovulate not viable eggs? I'm23

Progesterone: Ovulation can be tested by doing a blood Progesterone test half way through the 2nd part of the menstrual cycle -- the luteal phase. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn and this test can be scheduled. Conclusions regarding ovulation can not be made from the information you mentioned in the question ...Read more

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I had an afc at day 9 (i am 38, and not on fertility treatment). I had 8 antral follicles on l ovary and 9 on r ovary and a big one ready for ovulation. Is this normal? I thought afc was done day 3.

I had an afc at day 9 (i am 38, and not on fertility treatment). I had 8 antral follicles on l ovary and 9 on r ovary and a big one ready for ovulation. Is this normal? I thought afc was done day 3.

Normal ovulation: The afc is normally done at day 3 to see how many follicles are beginning to develop, in order to compare to the number that develop closer to ovulation...For this reason, another ultrasound is usually done after the lh surge, which is detectable on ovulation strips. This is normally done during fertility treatment to assess how the woman is progressing towards ovulation. ...Read more

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What kind of food or juice could increase my fertility chances? Or make my follicles bigger?

What kind of food or juice could increase my fertility chances? Or make my follicles bigger?

No magic here: Despite "pop" claims on the internet, food choice has little impact on our health, and especially, no "magic superfood" will make it easier for you to become a mother. You'd do well to eat a sensible, nutritious diet and engage in reasonable exercise that you like. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with PCOS and the GP said I have multiple immature follicles but no cysts I know this will affect my fertility as my periods are irregular but I want to know if I still have a chance of ovulating even with immature folicles?

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I have been diagnosed with PCOS and the GP said I have multiple immature follicles but no cysts I know this will affect my fertility as my periods are irregular but I want to know if I still have a chance of ovulating even with immature folicles?

Definitely: PCOS is a fairly common problem these days. However, there are a lot of mimickers which are treated completely diff. First confirm dx with ObGyn and/or endocrinologist who can ideally work together and really increase your chances. The underlying issues need to be addressed. The prog for preg with docs who are experienced treating this are actually pretty good. Most import is right docs working togeth ...Read more

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What to do if I have an afc (antral follicle count) scan before?

What to do if I have an afc (antral follicle count) scan before?

Besides the antral: follicle count, also have your anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) test done. It is the best for checking ovarian reserve. ...Read more

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How reliable cd3 antral follicle count is in determining the ovarian reserve and likelihood of achieving natural pregnancy? Does it vary from month..

How reliable cd3 antral follicle count is in determining the ovarian reserve and likelihood of achieving natural pregnancy? Does it vary from month..

Useful: The results vary depending on the physician expertise. Instead, anti-mullerian harmone test is a better test to check the ovulation. ...Read more

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4 months ago CD4 FSH was 17mlu/l.This month: antral follicle count on cd3:right ovary-18 follicles. Left ovary:lots of follicles. Which one to rely on?

4 months ago CD4 FSH was 17mlu/l.This month: antral follicle count on cd3:right ovary-18 follicles. Left ovary:lots of follicles. Which one to rely on?

Probably preamtral: This does sound very confusing. I would have the fsh level performed either on day two or three of a subsequent cycle and also an amh level performed any time during the cycle. Hopefully the original fsh of 17 was in error. ...Read more

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36y/o in ivf#1 w/o prior iui. Fsh=7.7, e2=33, amh=4.54, afc=19. Should I be happy about my follicle count or concerned for ohss? What's my success %?

36y/o in ivf#1 w/o prior iui. Fsh=7.7, e2=33, amh=4.54, afc=19. Should I be happy about my follicle count or concerned for ohss? What's my success %?

Why OHSS?: The only risk significantly linked to ohss is peak Estradiol (e2) level at the time of HCG or ovulation. Even this is not a reliable indicator for ohss, but any e2 over 3000 should be considered carefully. None of the numbers you list have any bearing on ohss risk. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 31yrs woman with pcos to have follicle measuring 8mm on day 11 (starting from the 1st day of menstrual period)?

Yes: 8mm is small for day 11, but this will depend on your wife's menstrual cycle length. The question is will this 8 mm follicle continue to grow. Have her repeat the ultrasound in a few days to see if this follicle continues to grow. ...Read more

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When my hair follicle sample was taken for a drug test. The lady cut it from the bottom of my hair. Is that normal?

When my hair follicle sample was taken for a drug test. The lady cut it from the bottom of my hair. Is that normal?

Yes: Hair sample drug testing is a way to measure up to a 90 day history of drug use. The proper procedure is to take approximately 100 hairs cut as close to the skin as possible. That way the most recent time frame is measured. ...Read more

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What other drugs besides Clomid (clomiphene) are used to get a woman pregnant? My wife is on 100 mg of Clomid (clomiphene) and she ovulates normally. If Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't work, will she be given a different fertility drug?

What other drugs besides Clomid (clomiphene) are used to get a woman pregnant? My wife is on 100 mg of Clomid (clomiphene) and she ovulates normally. If Clomid (clomiphene) doesn't work, will she be given a different fertility drug?

FSH Injections, IVF: If Clomid (clomiphene) alone does not work, adding IUI (intrauterine insemination) can improve Clomid (clomiphene) pregnancy rates. The next step after that would be to take fsh or injectable fertility drugs. Using these drugs in an ivf cycle is safest, but injections can also be combined with iui. Please speak with your doctor about the pros and cons of these options in your situation. Good luck! ...Read more

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20 year old girl free testosterone level is 2, 0 is it normal? (2, 6-5, 5 pg ml written as norma for fertile woman)

20 year old girl free testosterone level is 2, 0 is it normal? (2, 6-5, 5 pg ml written as norma for fertile woman)

Probably normal: Hi. That's probably normal. I'm not sure what you're really trying to find out. Why did some doctor measure your free testosterone? Usually that's to work up hirsutism (male pattern hair growth) and/or irregular/absent periods. If it was for a low libido workup, it may be an issue. Are you cycling normally? Free testosterone will vary with your cycle, and repeating it may be normal. Need more info ...Read more

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Can oral birth control pills permanently affect a womans fertility after stopping it? My wife still hasn't had a normal period months after stopping.

No, not at all: The oral contraceptive pills will not change your fertility as this is an old myth from the days when the higher dose pills were used extensively. Patients who had irregular anovulatory menstrual flows were often placed on the pill to "regulate" their cycles as young women. Then when it was stopped to get pregnant, their periods went back to their previous irregularity and the pill was "blamed". ...Read more

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Will taking biotin cause a female to be more fertile than normal?

Will taking biotin cause a female to be more fertile than normal?

No, unless. . .: We get all the biotin we need in the normal diet. Any touted benefits of additional biotin are not well-proven. If a person was so profoundly malnourished as to be low in biotin, then feritlity is decreased, but just fixing the biotin deficiency, in that case, would not alone restore fertility. Biotin supplements can cause some SERIOUS constipation in some folks (like moi!) ...Read more

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Does Tuberculosis lymphadenitis affect female's fertility? Periods are normal.

Does Tuberculosis lymphadenitis affect female's fertility? Periods are normal.

TB Salpingitis: It is possible to get infertility from TB. The TB infection would have to affect the female genital organs. Tuberculosis salpingitis, fortunately is not very common. ...Read more

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What is the best fertility option for a normal 20 year old female and a 21 year old male with 77% abnormal forms? Iui, IVF or icsi?

What is the best fertility option for a normal 20 year old female and a 21 year old male with 77% abnormal forms? Iui, IVF or icsi?

Intercourse.: For a young couple in their 20s, unless you have some kind of pathology you should be able to get pregnant fairly easily with regular intercourse. Those procedures should be reserved for people who have been unable to get pregnant for a full year and who have had a fertility work up. Are her tubes open, does she ovulate? ...Read more

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What are the chances of survival and leading a normal life, fertility of a young female in her 20s with advanced breast ca not metastatic, duratn of rx?

It's complicated: There are too many variables to be able to give you an accurate number. Certainly survival and continuing fertility are quite possible, and the lack of metastases is very positive. ...Read more

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What are the chances of conceiving naturally: 13m /ml sperm count, 70% motility, 12% morphology. Female 30yrs, fertility tests normal?

What are the chances of conceiving naturally: 13m /ml sperm count, 70% motility, 12% morphology. Female 30yrs, fertility tests normal?

SEMEN: Anything can happen but with a low sperm count your chances are markedly decreased. There is something strange about having a slow sperm count and normal motility with poor morphology. I would have that semen analysis repeated and check the patient for a varicocele. ...Read more

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Will fertility treatments work for a 25 year old female who has had a normal pelvic examination but has irregular cycles and is not ovulating?

Will fertility treatments work for a 25 year old female who has had a normal pelvic examination but has irregular cycles and is not ovulating?

Annovulation: If your menstrual cycle is irregular, you may not be ovulating. This may make it more challenging to conceive. You should see your gynecologist and he may want to regulate your cycles and or start you on Clomid (clomiphene) to help you to ovulate and get pregnant. Finally, make sure you are on a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fertility (Definition)

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