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Hi Doctor,

I am 31 year old and I am trying for a baby, I am having PCOS, and my  cycle is of 40 days. My doctor advised me to have Follicle study, on 15th day 1 of the follicle was of 29 mm, my doctor gave me 5000 HCG, next day my follicle size grew up to 33 mm.
I want to know even if its gets ruptured, will it be a healthy egg to be a baby??

Should we wait for next cycle?

Hi Shalabh from India,

Your doctor missed timing your cycle and missed the appropriate time for ovulation.  29 mms is too big and even if ovulation occurs, the egg would be over mature.

Good Luck,

Dr. Edward J. Ramirez, M.D., FACOG
Executive Medical Director
The Fertility and Gynecology Center
Monterey Bay IVF Program

Monterey, California, U.S.A.

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Edward Joseph Ramirez, MD, FACOG


I am a specialist in infertility and advanced gynecological care. I can answer questions about infertility, gynecology related ills, menopause...virtually anything that affects women's health. PLEASE tell me where you are writing from as I am always interested.


I have been practicing as an Ob/Gyn and Infertility Specialist for over 23 years. Gynecology, advanced laparoscopic surgery, basic infertility, IUI's, IVF, reproductive surgery, and ovulation induction are all areas of my expertise. I am Board Certified. I have been doing In Vitro Fertilization in my clinic for 19 years.

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