Here is a concern of mine. I can feel developing follicles: last month, I had one large follicle on my left hand side. I didn’t need an ultrasound to tell me this, I could feel the sucker.
It’s uncomfortable from about day seven onwards, as the follicle grows and shifts. I am day 8 of my cycle today, and am definitely growing something on my left side, and possibly (hopefully!) also on my right.
What will this translate to if I am growing 20 follicles all at once? It just sounds very uncomfortable if not downright painful. Our IVF info session said the number of antral follicles on the day 3 scan is about 80% of what you might expect to get as developed follicles, and then about 80% of those might be mature. I have never had fewer than 20 antral follicles on a day 3 scan.
I have a low grade fear my ovaries will cartoonishly explode, like the very fat man in the Monty Python sketch.