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undergoing follicular study. what is RF?

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I am undergoing follicular study. Today is D17 and i got a remark in my report stating that right ovary is MSF & left ovary is RF. It also mentions 'mild free fluid noted in the pelvis' what could it mean? what is RF?

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replied September 23rd, 2011
Ovulation and Ovaries Answer A27070
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Pertaining to your ultrasound reports, MSF could mean 'multiple small follicles'. The mild free fluid in pelvis or POD, could be suggestive of possibility of PID, ovulation, rupture of ovarian cyst etc. The further comments can be given after looking at your ultrasound images and correlating them with your symptoms and examination findings. If the diagnosis made is PCOD, you should consider discussing with your doctor/gynecologist about getting started on insulin modifiers for proper control of PCOS. Most common cause for PCOS is insulin resistance, so the use of insulin modifiers and hormonal contraceptive pills usually helps with treating the symptoms and regulating periods. Be in regular follow-up with your gynecologist and report any unusual/new symptoms immediately and discuss about your pregnancy plans. When the PCOS changes are under control, ovulation inducers (along with HCG injections in case needed) would be started to help you have more than 1 egg release from ovary to increase chances of pregnancy.
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