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Normal ovary vs. polycystic ovary

Normal ovary vs. polycystic ovary

Polycystic ovaries characterize for the presence of 8 o more follicles in basal conditions (menstrual phase). These follicles are in a resting phase, that is, growth is stopped. This causes them to atrophy and turn into cysts, hence the name polycystic ovaries.

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By MD, PhD, MSc (gynecologist), MD (gynecologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist), BSc, MSc (embryologist) and BA, MA (fertility counselor).
Last Update: 02/12/2019