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follicles in the ovaries

By Anonymous April 25, 2015 - 12:19pm
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hi just got the result of my scan saying 8 follicles are seen in the right ovaries and 10 on left. Largest follicle meassure 0.9 x 0.9 cm on right and 0.8 x 0.8 cm on left. No dominant follicle seen. what is that mean.. please doctor need ur help im just scared after my ectopic pregnancy and they removed my left tube bit scary now.

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Hello and thank you for sharing your question.

Follicle cysts are the most common kind of ovarian cysts.  During the menstrual cycle, the egg grows inside a sac called a follicle located inside the ovaries.  The follicle then breaks open and releases and egg.  When the follicle doesn't break open the fluid remains inside the sac and the pouch becomes a cyst in the ovaries.

A dominant follicle refers to the sac which will ovulate.  None of the cysts you have will ovulate.  

There are generally three treatment options.  First is hormonal treatment such as taking birth control pills.  The next is a surgical procedure called Laparoscopy so smaller cysts and lastly a surgical procedure called Laparotomy for large cysts. 

The treatment really depends on the amount of cysts you have and whether or not they are cancerous.  You will need to discuss the best treatment with your doctor.  


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