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What happens to a woman's eggs as she ages?

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Dr. Collin Smikle
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Ovarian aging

You were born with all the eggs you will have.
Each month, a number start out and only 1 ovulates. If you are on birth control pills or are pregnant, the same thing happens but you won't ovulate. Therefore the number continues to decline. If you have ovarian surgery, endometriosis, or smoke, that may affect the number and quality of the remaining eggs. Some women will run out earlier than others.

In brief: Ovarian aging

You were born with all the eggs you will have.
Each month, a number start out and only 1 ovulates. If you are on birth control pills or are pregnant, the same thing happens but you won't ovulate. Therefore the number continues to decline. If you have ovarian surgery, endometriosis, or smoke, that may affect the number and quality of the remaining eggs. Some women will run out earlier than others.
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Dr. Scott Roseff
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: They decline

Egg quality and quantity typically decline as a woman ages.

In brief: They decline

Egg quality and quantity typically decline as a woman ages.
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