reproductive health


Question by  opvishnoi (11)

What is an ovarian follicle?


Answer by  fanhil (54)

Women are born with half way developed ova (eggs). Under hormonal influence, each month several ovarian follicles become mature, but only one releases the egg.


Answer by  wennifred (597)

It is the part of the ovary which contains an egg. There is one of these per egg, so you can imagine your ovaries are made up of them, with hundreds of them per ovary. After ovulation, the follicle turns into a tiny endocrine organ of its own, producing estrogen.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

It is a visible group of cells that are starting to develope into a viable egg unit, with a central egg and surrounding supportive cells.


Answer by  G12345 (1808)

It's a collection of growing cells in your ovary that represent a possible egg to ovulate. At any given time there are multiple ovarian follicles, however, only one will be chosen to be the egg ovulated.

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