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Can ovarian cyst cause infertility?

Can ovarian cyst cause infertility?

Yes: Ovarian cysts in Polycystic ovarian syndrome frequently cause infertility. However, cysts are also necessary for fertility since the egg develops in a cyst known as a follicle and another type of cyst, a corpus luteum, produces the progesterone that gets the uterine lining ready for implantation. Hope this helps. ...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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How can an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

How can  an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

What kind of cyst: An ovarian cyst by itself will not cause infertility. But the ovary is capable of forming many kinds of cysts, and it's important to know what kind. For example, endometriosis can cause infertility and also an ovarian cyst. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

Does an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

Sometimes: Normal cysts do not cause infertility. Sometimes a cyst is actually endometriosis and that can lead to infertility. Sometimes if a cyst needs to be surgically removed too much normal tissue is removed. ...Read more

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How can you be tested for infertility and ovarian cysts. And also the cause of irreglur periods.

How can you be tested for infertility and ovarian cysts. And also the cause of irreglur periods.

Yes: Infertility evaluation can always be done. For aggressive expert opinion find a reproductive endocrinologist. Small multiple ovarian cysts on the outer edge of your ovaries can be related to infertility consistent with polycystic ovarian syndrome. ...Read more

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Does lack of hormones to develop an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

Does lack of hormones to develop an ovarian cyst cause infertility?

If no follicle, yes: Ovarian cysts are very common but not 'normal'. I am guessing you mean lack of hormones to develop an ovarian follicle - a cyst-like structure that releases an egg (ovulates). Some women don't ovulate because of low FSH / lh hormones (may be due to stress, exercise, eating disorders, underweight), some have high FSH & low egg supply. Low hormones makes it harder to conceive. See a fertility md. ...Read more

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Can taking multiple(10tyms) Plan B cause ovarian cyst? If so, what kind? How long will the hormone be out of the body? Last, can it make you infertile

Can taking multiple(10tyms) Plan B cause ovarian cyst? If so, what kind? How long will the hormone be out of the body? Last, can it make you infertile

Plan B: Plan b will not make you infertile. It can increase risk for non-cancerous cysts. Taking Plan B so many times indicates the person is not using effective contraception and is having unprotected sex. This individual should see a physician to get tested for sti's and to develop an effective plan a. Plan b is a fall-back safety net. It should not be anyone's primary form of contraception. ...Read more

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Can my ovarian cyst make me infertile?

Can my ovarian cyst make me infertile?

No: An ovarian cyst is a common problem and will usually resolve on its own. Sometimes you may require surgery to remove a cyst if it persists or is painful. An ovarian cyst will not usually effect your fertility. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?

Expected: Monthly ovarian cysts are what we look for when evaluating women for infertility. Ovarian follicles (cysts) need to be present for ovulation to occur & we check for a dominant follicle as good presumptive evidence of fertility. On the flip side, absent follicles or to many (polycystic ovary - pco) are more problematic and usually require medical or surgical intervention. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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