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Can ovarian cysts stop someone from menstruating?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No: Menstruation is a shedding of the lining of the endometrium of the uterus first built up premenstrual by estrogen followed by release of Progesterone which causes shedding of the lining seen as menstrual bleeding. An ovarian cyst has no effect on this process if both ovaries are present.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Do ovarian cysts stop you from conceiving?

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Dr. James Mirabile
Gynecology 33 years experience
Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts can present an environment of anovulation which leads to fertility issues. One particular disorder frequently associated with both anovulation and ovarian cysts is pco dz. Or polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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