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What Is the Size of the Follicle at Ovulation?

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The follicle is generally 18 to 24 millimeters at ovulation, according to Mainline Fertility & Reproductive Medicine, Ltd. It is not normally this size; it grows to this size before it releases the egg. Generally, only one follicle releases an egg each cycle.

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What Is the Size of the Follicle at Ovulation?
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Ultrasounds can help to determine which follicle is ready to produce an egg, according to Mainline Fertility & Reproductive Medicine, Ltd.; this process is beneficial to women trying to conceive as the doctor can predict ovulation. Ovulation generally occurs two weeks into a woman's cycle, notes the Advanced Fertility Center of Chicago, S.C.; however, the actual day varies by person, which is why an ultrasound may be needed to determine the exact date.

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