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What causes a change in ovary size after abortion?

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Posted on Wed, 25 May 2016
Question: I am 32 and recently had a miscarriage. I got pregnant on my first try but miscarried at 8 weeks. My question is about my ovary sizes. While I was pregnant, the ultrasound showed my left ovarian volume to be around 11cc and my right to be around 6cc. Right after the miscarriage, both were measured at around 4cc. My question is whether this is too small, and why it would change so much from measure to measure (I understand that the left ovary probably had the corpus luteum cyst during pregnancy, but I don't know why the right one would change).


Thank you. Would you consider 6cc to be an average size for a 32 year old (the size before miscarriage)?
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Answered by Dr. Manisha Jain (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing significant

Detailed Answer:
Hello Mam, thanks for trusting health care magic.
Yes it is a little less but after abortion at times hormones stay suppressed for 6-12 weeks which can result in shrunken size so nothing to worry and you can get a repeat scan after 3 months to reassess the size of ovaries.
Take care



Brief Answer:
Perfectly normal

Detailed Answer:
Yes dear, 6 cc is the perfect bookish value.
Volume of ovary is by its dimensions which are usually 1x2x3 cm = 6 cm3.
So there is indeed nothing to worry.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes a change in ovary size after abortion?

Brief Answer: Nothing significant Detailed Answer: Hello Mam, thanks for trusting health care magic. Yes it is a little less but after abortion at times hormones stay suppressed for 6-12 weeks which can result in shrunken size so nothing to worry and you can get a repeat scan after 3 months to reassess the size of ovaries. Take care Brief Answer: Perfectly normal Detailed Answer: Yes dear, 6 cc is the perfect bookish value. Volume of ovary is by its dimensions which are usually 1x2x3 cm = 6 cm3. So there is indeed nothing to worry.