"For POF, there are two scenarios: 1) My ovary is like a carton full of bad eggs; or 2) My ovary is wearing earmuffs and can't hear my pituitary gland screaming at it to do stuff; or, a combination of the two. My doc thinks I might fall into the second category, and that for whatever, the shit ton of FSH I pumped out managed to find one good receptor that's not being blocked by anti-ovarian antibodies and that maybe, just maybe, it made one good follicle produce an egg this cycle. And the corpus luteum is what's created the cyst that's causing me pain on my right ovary. "
"Before ovulation, the ovary is like an appellate court. It will listen to pleas and hear tales of denial and doubt. It will take the advice of a number of signals-from" from some organs here and there.....
"The story struck a chord while I'm preparing a chapter from a N.I.H. conference in October at which we discussed why eggs are lost from the ovaries. hourglassAccording to the text-book story, women are born with all the eggs they will ever have, a total store of about a million, and they run out with time. The ovary is like an hourglass with sand grains trickling down, but most eggs are lost by a mysterious degenerative process and very few are reserved for ovulation. It's virtually an empty organ at the menopause. "
"The ovary is like an egg carton, a big one that holds lots ofeggs. Each egg pocket is a follicle"
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