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Can I have an antral follicle count at any time?

By Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez.
Last Update: 06/29/2021

Regarding the timing of the menstrual cycle, the antral follicle count (AFR) is recommended to be done between the second and fourth day of the cycle. It should be noted that day 1 of the menstrual cycle is considered the day on which menses ends.

On the other hand, as for the time in reproductive life, a woman not only can, but should have an AFR at a gynaecological check-up at a young age, even if she is not seeking pregnancy. In this way, the woman will be able to know her ovarian reserve in order to anticipate and avoid possible complications, for example through fertility preservation, if she wishes to become a mother in the future.

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 Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Silvia Azaña Gutiérrez
Embryologist
Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics.
License: 3435-CV
Embryologist. Graduate in Health Biology from the University of Alcalá and specialized in Clinical Genetics from the same university. Master in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Valencia in collaboration with IVI clinics. License: 3435-CV.