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Doctor insights on: Can Ovarian Cyst Be Mistaken For Pregnancy

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Can an ovarian cyst grow in pregnancy?

Can an ovarian cyst grow in pregnancy?

Yes: Ovarian cyst are hormone dependent. Most of the time we see growth during first stage of pregnancy when the ovary is the source of hormones for the embryo. At aprox 10 wks. The placenta takes over hormone production and the pregnancy becomes independent of the ovary and this is when we expect the cyst to shrink. Nevertheless ovarian chat should have close f/u during pregnancy. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Is it possible for me to have nomal pregnancy yet I have ovarian cyst?

Is it possible for me to have nomal pregnancy yet I have ovarian cyst?

Cyst in pregnancy: Yes. Ovarian cysts may resolve in pregnancy. Some will persist. They rarely cause problems. Ultrasound can distinguish between cysts to worry about and cysts to be concerned about. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an ovarian cyst ? Are they the same symptoms of pregnancy ?

What are the symptoms of an ovarian cyst ? Are they the same symptoms of pregnancy ?

Non-specific: There are no symptoms that are specific for ovarian cysts, although many different symptoms are reported. Pelvic pain, pressure, and missed periods are all reasons you might consider a cyst; but it takes ultrasound or something like it to say for certain. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst affect pregnancy ? is it possible to get pregnant with an ovarian cyst ?

Can ovarian cyst affect pregnancy ? is it possible to get pregnant with an ovarian cyst ?

Not usually: Yes it is possible to get pregnant with an ovarian cyst. Normally a cyst will have no effect on pregnancy and may even disappear during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are my chances my ovarian cyst grow bigger over time during my pregnancy? I'm 5 months now. Can it shrink or disappear?

What are my chances my ovarian cyst grow bigger over time during my pregnancy? I'm 5 months now. Can it shrink or disappear?

Most stay unchanged: How large is your ovarian cyst? Most resolve after 13th week , but if you still have it at 20 weeks it should be checked regularly for growth. Most ovarian cysts do not change size in pregnancy and do not require any treatment. If you develop symptoms of pain due to the cyst or if the cyst significantly grows then you might need surgery to remove it. Most surgery is done prior to 20 weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

A growth (often balloon like) on an ovary. It is often thin walled ...Read more