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dumb question?

Postby loving_ladie » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:00 am

So, I feel like this is a dumb question :oops: but I really want to know the answer! If our mature little eggies are 20mm are equivalent to 2 centimeters why can't we see them?! I know it sounds dumb, but I don't get it. Thanks ladies!
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Re: dumb question?

Postby mrsm44 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:01 pm

Are they maybe see-through?
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Re: dumb question?

Postby Kenny'sMama » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:38 pm

Loving: Not a dumb question! :) The follicle on the ovary is 20mm or so, give or take. However, the actual egg is a single cell that is really about the size of a period at the end of a sentance. Very small! Even if the egg doesn't disolve while still in the body, it would be impossible to find amidst the blood and tissue expelled during menstruation. The follicle is large because it contains the egg, fluid, and includes the actual ovarian tissue that makes up the follicle. Plus there are times when the egg breaks down after ovulation but before menstruation begins and is re-absorbed into the body. Hope that helps!
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Re: dumb question?

Postby SouthernBelle_87 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:11 pm

Good to know. I never knew this!
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Re: dumb question?

Postby cb1988 » Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:02 am

You know what they say... there's never stupid questions only stupid answers :) but on this occasion great answers
my chart, feel free to peek :)

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