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Is there any cause for concern in the ovulation growth report?

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Published At May 19, 2024
Reviewed AtMay 27, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am advised to get my wife's ovulation growth report. I was told that she would have to take this test on the second day of the period. But I would like to know more about this test in detail.

Thank you.

Answered by Dr. Balakrishnan R

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

For a woman with a 28-day cycle, by the second and third day of periods, the hormone FSH (follicular stimulating hormone) is released from the brain. This will start the stimulation of the set of six to 10 follicles which have to grow. So an initial scan is done to know the baseline status of these follicles.

These follicles grow at about 1 to 1.5 mm per day. As they grow, they produce the hormone estrogen. This hormone, in return, controls the further growth of the follicles and gradually increases the thickness of the endometrium (inner lining of the uterus) in preparation for a possible pregnancy. So, a repeat scan will be advised around four to five days after the first scan to see the progress of the follicle and the lining of the uterus.

By around the 13 to 14th day of periods, the best among the six to 10 follicles will grow out to be the biggest follicle, sometimes even two follicles, if you have a family history of twins or if the woman is on any ovulation induction drugs. So, the next scan will be around these days to find a dominant big follicle and adequate thickness of the uterine lining.

Following this, another scan may be scheduled after two to three days to detect signs of ovulation, which means the hormonal triggers, LH (luteinizing hormone) from the brain which controls this normal.

Regarding weight, if mentioned for the husband, it is advisable to aim for a range of 154 to 167 pounds as it can impact sperm quality. If that is the wife's weight, it has to be reduced to get a good hormone balance for ovulation on time.

I hope I have answered your question.

Let me know if I can assist you further.


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Dr. Balakrishnan R
Dr. Balakrishnan R

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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