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Doctor insights on: Chances Of Pregnancy With Ovarian Cyst

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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

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 having an ovarian cyst increase chance of ectopic / normal pregnancy?

Does having an ovarian cyst increase chance of ectopic / normal pregnancy?

No: For the most part having ovarian cysts doesn't increase risk of ectopic pregnancy. The only situation that i can think of where it would is if a woman had endometriosis as a cause of the cyst. Endometriosis can cause scarring and increase risk of ectopic pregnancy that way. But usually a functional cyst will not increase risk of ectopic. ...Read more

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Will having severe ovarian cysts affect pregnancy chances?

Will having severe ovarian cysts affect pregnancy chances?

Ovarian cyst: The overwhelming majority of ovarian steps resolve on their own with no treatment. If you are 16 years old hopefully pregnancy is not something you're thinking about right now. It is unlikely that a shift would affect your pregnancy chances later in life. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts and dermoid cysts decrease the chances of pregnancy?

Can ovarian cysts and dermoid cysts decrease the chances of pregnancy?

Yes: Both kinds of ovarian cysts decrease the ability to spontaneously ovulate and therefore get pregnant. ...Read more

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Since ovarian cysts can bleed if they are large and they rupture what are the chances of an ovarian pregnancy being misdiagnosed when ruptured?

Since ovarian cysts can bleed if they are large and they rupture what are the chances of an ovarian pregnancy being misdiagnosed when ruptured?

Need ultrasound: Ovarian pregnancies are rare. An ultrasound can make sure your pregnancy is in the uterus if you are far enough along. Following the bHCG levels for a doubling every 48hrs helps to exclude an abnormal pregnancy. If you are faint and/or have significant pain, call your doctor. ...Read more

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I don't have pcos but CT showed bilateral multiple ovarian cysts (small).Chances of pregnancy?Never missed a period.No pain.Will it resolve?

I don't have pcos but CT showed bilateral multiple ovarian cysts (small).Chances of pregnancy?Never missed a period.No pain.Will it resolve?

All women have: Ovarian cysts from prior egg ovulation. It does not mean pcos, which is a totally different condition. Don't worry, you're probably totally normal. ...Read more

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Are my chances of getting pregnany with an ovarian cyst higer or lower?

Are my chances of getting pregnany with an ovarian cyst higer or lower?

Possibly lower: Ovarian cysts can imply an ovulation, a condition in which an egg is not released by the ovary. Your doctor has methods of inducing ovulation, should that be necessary. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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. Linda Callaghan
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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