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What is the normal follicular size after few days of menstruation?

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Follicular study done on the 12th day after menstruation.. Follicle size is that a normal size? And what should be the normal size on 14th day?
Posted Sun, 17 Feb 2013 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Sheeba Stephen 5 hours later
Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

The follicle size should be in the range of 18 - 24 mm just before ovulation. If your ovulation is around 12th-14th day of the cycle, then the size mentioned of 10 mm is below normal. However, the follicle can continue to grow at the rate of about 2 mm per day and ovulation may happen in the next 2-3 days time.

By 14th day it should usually be around 20 - 22 cm. But it is generally accepted that the minimum follicular size before release should be at least 18 mm. So, I would advise you to wait for the repeat follicular scan on the 14th day to track changes in the follicle size and predict ovulation.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
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