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Help! There's a cyst on ovary during pregnancy, is this bad?

Help! There's a cyst on ovary during pregnancy, is this bad?

Probably not: Most ovarian cysts to not affect the outcome of pregnancy. Very rarely, a cyst will get very large and need to be removed surgically during pregnancy but even then the pregnancy outcome is still just fine. Best wishes! ...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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A 4.0 * 3.6 * 2.7 CM ovarian cyst is on m right ovary. How big is that? Can it be dangerous during pregnancy?

A 4.0 * 3.6 * 2.7 CM ovarian cyst is on m right ovary. How big is that? Can it be dangerous during pregnancy?

Quite common: It is quite common to have an ovarian cyst in pregnancy. Really the only way a cyst can be dangerous to your pregnancy is if it twists on itself (torsion) and requires surgical removal during the pregnancy. Most cysts that undergo torsion are significantly larger than yours. If you have no symptoms of pain, i would not worry at this time. If pain develops talk to you primary ob. ...Read more

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My left ovary was removed 4 month ago and now I have 5.5 cm ovarian cyst in right ovary.is pregnancy possible for me?I'm 24yrs and have no children

My left ovary was removed 4 month ago and now I have 5.5 cm ovarian cyst in right ovary.is pregnancy possible for me?I'm 24yrs and have no children

Not enough info: why was your ovary removed? Have you been evaluated for polycystic ovarian disease? One ovary is enough to have children but you may need to see an infertility specialist if you had been trying to have a pregnancy for 12 mo. with no success. ...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

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Ovarian cyst during pregnancy causing lots of bleeding and some blood clots. How is this treated?

Ovarian cyst during pregnancy causing lots of bleeding and some blood clots. How is this treated?

Not a cyst cause: In general, an ovarian cyst does not cause vaginal bleeding during pregnancy. The usual causes would be an issue with the placenta, a growth on the cervix, premature labor, for instance. You need to clarify with your doctor what the cause of the bleeding is to know how to treat. However avoid intercourse, heavy lifting or exercise for now would be reasonable. ...Read more

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I am 3 months pregnant and I have a Cyst in my Left ovary. Can I (or my baby) face any kind of health issue during pregnancy ???

I am 3 months pregnant and I have a Cyst in my Left ovary. Can I (or my baby) face any kind of health issue during pregnancy ???

What kind of cyst: Cyst means fluid filled and occur cyclically when not pregnant. A corpus luteum cyst supports an early pregnancy until about 10 weeks when the placenta takes over. Discuss the cyst with your doc-usually will present no problems during the pregnancy or to baby if the cyst is small (less 5 cm) ...Read more

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Can a dermoid cyst affect a baby's development if not removed? Does 7x8x6 dermoid on right ovary neccessarily have to removed during pregnancy?

Can a dermoid cyst affect a baby's development if not removed? Does 7x8x6 dermoid on right ovary neccessarily have to removed during pregnancy?

Ovarian tumors: As long as the dermoid doesn't twist on its own blood supply (torsion) and cause severe pain, in general they are left alone until postpartum. On occasional ovarian tumors need to be removed in the second trimester, but i always suggest getting a maternal fetal medicine opinion before removing if possible. ...Read more

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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


Ovary (Definition)

The usually paired female or hermaphroditic reproductive organ that produces ova and, in vertebrates, ...Read more