Normal Size of Ovaries in CM, MM, CC: Causes of Abnormal Ovaries Size

Many women today are expressing concern’”largely due to false beliefs’”that the size of her ovaries will affect her ability to conceive. Nonetheless, due to the concerns that the issue has raised, it is important to determine the normal size of the ovaries. However, it should not be forgotten that the question of what the ovaries do is a far weightier issue that its size.

Role of the Ovaries

Every woman has a pair of ovary that are both connected to the fallopian tube, which in turn is connected to the uterus. The ovaries lie on both sides of the uterus.

Its main function is to release an egg per menstrual cycle as well as producing hormones. Another of the many roles of the ovaries is the production of estrogen and progesterone that affect the development of the sexual characteristics of women such as the growth of pubic hair and breast growth. It also affects menstruation and the development of the distinct female voice. So next time that you wonder what the ovaries do, you already know its effects on your body.

Normal Size of the Ovary

To begin with, there age of a woman is one of the causes of small and larger ovaries in women.

Likewise, if a woman has already given birth, the chance is her ovary may also be larger. It is at its largest during the early years of child bearing and shrinks as the woman gets closer to her menopausal stage and shrinks even more upon reaching menopause.

The normal size of ovary in cm is 1.5 cm. This means that the normal size of ovaries in mm is 15 mm. On the other hand, the normal size of ovaries in cc is about 4.5 cubic centimeters.

24 Comments

  1. C R said:

    Hello, I recently had a pelvic ultra sound for an issue and in the ultra sound my ovarian cc size was 2cc and 3cc. This is significantly smaller than the average ovarian cc. Is it possible that I will have issues conceiving a child?

    July 24, 2010
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  2. MELINDA said:

    I have had ultrasound and my cc size 1. This is very small but I still ovulate. Can I still get pregnant?

    February 6, 2012
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  3. NM said:

    I recently had to undergo scan as I had lots of pain in my left ovary. As per scan report my right ovary is 6 cc and the left one is 17 cc. Is that abnormal or I should investigate further?

    March 16, 2012
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  4. PA said:

    I just wanted to know does polycystic pattern to bilateral ovaries can effect pregnancy in any case. Also the size of my ovaries is smaller than the average size, can I still get pregnant?

    March 19, 2012
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  5. SV said:

    My ovaries are enlarged in size with normal echogenicity. It shows multiple small cysts. There is no adnexal mass detected on sonogram. What is the problem?

    November 7, 2012
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    • PUP said:

      You have abnormality in your ovaries, but you have not mentioned your complaints. What is your age? Are you married and do you have children? Is there any irregularity in your menses? I will appreciate if you are able to tell me your detailed medical history.

      November 7, 2012
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  6. BN said:

    I am 29 years old; I want to know the perfect size of my ovary in cc.

    March 2, 2013
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    • PUP said:

      As far as your ovaries are functioning properly, it does not matter what the size of your ovary is. This is because the size may vary at different stages. It may enlarge in size during pregnancy, menstruation etc.

      March 2, 2013
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  7. Feri said:

    I’m 21 years old and I’m single. My right ovary is 37*24 and the left one is 40*23. Is it normal? And what should I do?

    March 29, 2013
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    • PUP said:

      I would like to know the reason for asking this question. Are you suffering from any genitourinary problem? You may have undergone sonography test. Was there any symptom that made you to do this test?

      March 30, 2013
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  8. CZ said:

    My sonography report mentioned normal size retroverted uterus, non-specific endometrium, polycystic ovary, bilateral. What is the interpretation of this report? I am a 27 year old having a daughter.

    July 9, 2013
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    • PUP said:

      Your report suggests that you are having polycystic ovaries, both sides. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the most common endocrinal disorders found in women. It means there are cysts in ovaries. And many women may have trouble to get pregnant due to hormonal imbalance. In this condition mature eggs are not released from ovaries. However, as you say, you have one child; such problem is not likely to exist in your case. If you are finding trouble in getting pregnant for the second time, you should consult your doctor. If you are obese, you should reduce your weight as women with this problem are at risk of suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol level later in life.

      July 11, 2013
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  9. SG said:

    I had a miscarriage 1 year ago. I am trying to conceive. My sonography reports mentioned that uterus is anteverted and normal post pubertal size of 57x39mm. My cervix is elongated to 3.8mm, internal os closed. Both ovaries are normal in size and echotexture with few cystic areas of 5-7mm. Right ovary measures 34x18mm. Is my report normal? Will I be able to conceive again?

    April 10, 2014
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    • PUP said:

      The sonography test result seems to have no major abnormality which may prevent pregnancy. However, you need to provide many other information such as, was it a miscarriage for the first time? What is your age? Is your partners sperm count normal? Did you suffer from any infectious disease during that period such as malaria etc? From the sonography test, it seems there is no reason for you not to conceive.

      April 11, 2014
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  10. SG said:

    It was my first miscarriage at 22nd week of pregnancy, my age is 27. Later it was found that I was suffering from some infection which has been cured now. My partner’s sperm count is normal and healthy. Also my doctor told me that I have PCOD. Does it reflect in my sonography report? Or does PCOD lead to some complication in conceiving?

    April 19, 2014
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    • PUP said:

      Your gynecologist will be able to tell you the exact inference of the sonography report. Even women with PCOD are known to get pregnant. So think positive and all will be well. If you are obese, try to reduce your weight.

      April 23, 2014
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  11. N K said:

    My age is 25 years and got married just 3 days back. I have undergone laproscopy for removing endemetrisos polyp and doctors found that my left ovary is normal but my right ovary has not developed properly. My gynecologist said that I can conceive by left side ovary because by birth my right ovary has not fully developed.

    I am planning for the first baby only So I want to know whether my right ovary can develop at later stage of my life or it will remain the same. Right ovary measures 35cc and left ovary measures 49 cc.

    February 17, 2016
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  12. T S said:

    My age is 26 years and I got married two and a half years back. I am trying to conceive since last one and a half year but unable to conceive. My periods are irregular since last 10 months. My periods are getting postponed by 8 to 10 days. I have undergone ultrasonography and it is showing uterus endometrium thick (1.3cm) and right ovary 3.6*2.2cm and left ovary 3.0*1.8cm, seen with 5- 7mm follicles. Kindly suggest what should I do?

    August 3, 2016
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  13. HK said:

    I have done ultrasound test of my ovaries. The report mentioned that ovaries are normally positioned. There is evidence of well defined cyst of 5.7×3.9cm with fine internal echoes arising from the right ovary. Another ultrasound test done few months ago mentioned that right ovary is bulky with a cystic SOL with dense internal echoes measuring approximately 32×14 mms. It could be a ruptured chocolate cyst. What is the difference between these tests?

    February 2, 2017
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  14. MS said:

    I am 15 year old and I just got a pelvic ultrasound done. My right ovary size is 36cc. A month back I hot hurt in lower pelvic region and since then I have been having severe pain. Kindly suggest what must I do?

    February 22, 2017
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    • PUP said:

      Other than the size of ovary does sonogram show any other pathology? The pain may be related with an injury or some other cause. In such case you must be clinically examined by your doctor. After examining he may be able to tell you more regarding the cause of your pain.

      September 12, 2018
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  15. Haley said:

    My recent scan shows that I have a small sub-endometrial cystic area and my uterus measures 81x39x42mm. My right ovary has a volume of 23cc with a dominant 30x22mm follicle and 8 antral follicles, and the left with a volume of 5cc contains 10 antral follicles. Trace of free fluid in pouch of douglas. I have been in ongoing pain. My cystectomy in September 2016 (removal of 8-10cm cyst) for back pain, frequent need to urinate, bloating and pain in my lower right abdomen. I wish I knew what this is all about as i am only 31 and feel as though the doctors aren’t helping.

    May 7, 2017
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  16. SC said:

    My age is 29 years old and I am detected with PCOS since 2 years. My sonography report shows multiple 4 to 5 mm peripherally arranged follicles with mild stromal echogenicity. Right ovarian volume is 11.3 cc and left is 18.5cc. 2 years back it was 10.1cc and 8.4 cc. How intense is my problem. I am taking homeopathy treatment for PCOS since 8 months.

    January 3, 2018
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    • PUP said:

      PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is a common problem in many women. Hormonal imbalance is the major cause. Woman with PCOS often suffer from symptoms of irregular menses, fertility problem, pain in pelvis, weight gain, excessive hair growth on face etc. There is no specific remedy in modern medicine that can treat PCOS. You can try alternative medications and home remedies.
      • Exercise daily
      • Reduce your weight if you are obese.
      • Use coconut oil in food preparation. Consuming small amount of coconut oil helps to improve insulin secretion. It also has antioxidants and medium chain fatty acids.
      • Drink one cup of green tea daily. It helps to reduce weight if you are obese. The antioxidants and other substances can regulate the level of hormones that may be responsible for PCOS symptoms.
      • Eat ten soaked fenugreek seeds daily in the morning.

      August 16, 2018
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