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An ultrasound scan can easily monitor the development of follicles (sacs that contain the eggs) in the ovary. This may be particularly helpful in the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or other conditions involving ovulatory function.

An antral follicle count can also be performed and is considered the most accurate indication of ovarian reserve. As all women are born with a fixed number of eggs, your ovarian reserve is the number of eggs that are remaining. The small developing follicles are counted and is a good reflection of the number of eggs available or remaining in the ovary. This is an internal scan normally carried out between the 2nd and 4th day of menstrual flow. This is not a painful procedure and can be carried out in the NaProDoctor facility.