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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can cysts in your fallopian tubes and ovaries cause you to not be able to have kids?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Possibly: Ovarian cysts, depending on size and the rest of the hormonal context, usually won't impair fertility in an otherwise healthy, menstruating woman. Cysts on fallopian tubes may represent deeper damage, possibly indicating scar tissue, blockage or other dysfunction. But that doenst mean you can't have kids- get a basic fertility eval from your gyno or see a specialist if nec and get some answers!
Dr. Li-Min Hwang
Obstetrics and Gynecology 46 years experience
Yes and no: Some benign, physiological, and stable cyst in the tubes ovarians may not interfere fertility. Polycytic ovaries, endometriotic cysts, hydrosalinges, and some other cysts may cause infertility.
Dr. PAUL EUNanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Not usually: Cysts associated with fallopian tubes are generally small and located outside, so it is almost never a problem. Ovarian cysts may be an issue if it is part of pcos and cause you to have irregular or no periods.
Last updated Aug 12, 2018


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