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What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

What are the chances of infertility for women at 42who have monthly ovarian cysts?

Higher chances at 42: Without knowing much about you as an individual other than your age & cysts, fertility decreases every year after 40 and it is very difficult to conceive at 45 or older with your own eggs for most women (always exceptions). 41-42 year olds may have a 15-25% chance of success with more high-tech fertility treatment like ivf. See a reproductive endocrinologist. Cysts may be a sign of low egg supply. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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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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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility is defined medically as the inability to conceive a baby after 12 months of ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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