Hi,I am 40 years old and have no children yet. I was just at the specialists doing a vaginal ultrasound to check if everything was ok. I wasnt there to get to know about fertility problems, only to check nothing was damaged. She said everything was ok. I had my first day of menstruation, not bleeding very much though. She and I saw some black dots when looking at the ovary. I think she looked at only one ovary at the time, as she switched to look at the other one, I think, but I am not sure. When I came home I started reading about antral follicles and now I wonder and are scared I dont have enough antral follicles to be able to have children. I didnt know what those black dots were but I could count 3-5 at least, I think. I dont remember quite. So I have some questions I hope someone can help me with.
On a ultrasound, can both ovaries show at the same time?
I am asking this because I hope that the 3-5 black dots I did see was only in one ovary, so that would mean I have maybe 3-5 dots in the other ovary as well.
And how do one count antral follicles? how does one see them in the ovary? In my ultrasound exam I did not see any red marks, only black dots. I thought the black dots were the antral follicles, but I see on ovary ultrasound pictures online that the antral follicles are marked with red ( when they have been counted ) and that these red marks are tiny spots inside these black dots. So how can the specialist know how many antral follicles I have when it didnt show anything in these black dots. Unless she saw something I didnt see. I just saw black.
I am sorry all my questions, but I dont understand this, have tried reading online how do they see these antral follicles but I cant find any answer anywhere. Only that they count them somehow. Does my ultrasound exam mean that she is not counting them? I guess so as they dont have any picture of the ultrasound. I guess it doesnt help me go back there and ask how many antral follicles I have. I guess I probably need a new ultrasound exam to find this out?
I would be thankful if someone know.