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Doctor insights on: Functional Ovarian Cysts And Getting Pregnant

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Why don't I get my period anymore ? Is haveing an ovarian cyst the cause of me not getting pregnant ?

Why don't I get my period anymore ?  Is haveing an ovarian cyst the cause of me not getting pregnant ?

Get an evaluation.: There are numerous causes for your periods to have stopped. See your gynecologist or primary care doctor for a good physical exam. Ovarian cysts can interfere with your fertility and periods, and a doctor's examination should uncover the cause. ...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 a ovarian cyst affect getting pregnant?

How can a ovarian cyst affect getting pregnant?

Depends on the size: A small to moderate ovarian cyst should not appreciably affect the chances of getting pregnant. Cysts 3 cm or smaller are considered normal by some doctors. However, a larger cyst (perhaps larger than 5-6 cm) could cause problems with the egg making it into the fallopian tube, and increases the chances of ovarian torsion, which could affect ovary blood supply. ...Read more

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Hello What are my chances of getting pregnant with an ovarian cyst?

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What are my chances of getting pregnant with an ovarian cyst?

Pregnancy: Most ovarian cysts are small and simple and do not interfere with pregnancy. Multiple cysts on both ovaries and complex cysts may, but this is not definite or a guarantee that you will not become pregnant. Discuss your situation with your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Will a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst affect my chances of getting pregnant?

Will a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst affect my chances of getting pregnant?

No: A hemorrhagic cyst usually resolves spontaneously, and so normal menstrual cycles should resume / or even continue as normal. And with normal menstrual cycles you can start actively trying to conceive again. ...Read more

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Can my 4cm ovarian cyst stop me from getting pregnant even if its only on one ovarie?

Can my 4cm ovarian cyst stop me from getting pregnant  even if its only on one ovarie?

Small cyst: Every woman should develop few small cysts one dominant up to 3 cm each months. Ovulation is actually released ovum from the dominant cyst which is called follicle. Then having small cyst on one ovary could be a normal finding. ...Read more

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I have ovarian cyst 19mm. Can this cause any problems in getting pregnant? I never had hormonal problems.

I have ovarian cyst 19mm. Can this cause any problems in getting pregnant? I never had hormonal problems.

Pretty small: That is a very small cyst. Obviously your doctor will need to address your specific situation but in general that cyst is so small it would be hardly noticeable. ...Read more

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I was told in Nov. I had a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. What is it? & can it keep me from getting pregnant ? Why or why not?

I was told in Nov. I had a hemorrhagic ovarian cyst. What is it? & can it keep me from getting pregnant ? Why or why not?

Hemorrhagic cyst: A hemorrhagic ovarian cyst is usually the result of bleeding into a functional cyst, such as during ovulation with a follicle. The majority of hemorrhagic cysts resolve completely within two menstrual cycles, and do not affect a woman's fertility. A few types of ovarian cysts can affect a woman's ability to ovulate, such as with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can affect a woman's fertility. ...Read more

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Will an ovarian cyst prevent me from getting pregnant? Positive OPK yesterday, pain last night and today. We are actively trying.

Will an ovarian cyst prevent me from getting pregnant?  Positive OPK yesterday, pain last night and today.  We are actively trying.

Ovarian cyst: An ovarian cyst should not prevent you from becoming pregnant. Cysts are usually non-ruptured follicles that are found on a scan done when a woman of child-bearing age reports pelvic pain, is evaluated and one discovered. They are typically transitory and are usually found to have resolved on follow-up scans. Cysts are also more common in younger women. ...Read more

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Can getting pregnant help an ovarian cyst disappear? If not, is it ok to have sex if you have a couple ovarian cysts.

Can getting pregnant help an ovarian cyst disappear? If not, is it ok to have sex if you have a couple ovarian cysts.

No and Yes: Pregnancy will cause an ovarian cyst to remain, if it is the corpus luteal cyst of pregnancy. That cyst could enlarge to the size of a softball and remain until about 15 weeks gestation. It is normal for a woman who is ovulating to have multiple ovarian cysts and intercourse is not contra-indicated. ...Read more

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I had an ovarian cyst drained on my right side now I have a cyst on my left ovary. What's my chances of getting pregnant , will I have a hard time?

I had an ovarian cyst drained on my right side now I have a cyst on my left ovary. What's my chances of getting pregnant , will I have a hard time?

Depends: It really depends on what is going on. You really need to figure out what type of cysts they are and whether there is any evidence of endometriosis. Cysts themselves do not cause infertility but you want to prevent unnecessary surgery every time these cysts develop. ...Read more

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Could I have a higher risk of getting pregnant if I had sex just 2 to 3 hours b4 a ruptured ovarian cyst?

Could I have a higher risk of getting pregnant if I had sex just 2 to 3 hours b4 a ruptured ovarian cyst?

Yes: Some women can feel the rupture of the ovarian cyst (association with ovulation) - called mittleschmerz. However, most cannot. So sex a couple of hrs before it can result in conception. ...Read more

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Can having ovarian cysts decrease the chance of getting pregnant?

Sometimes: "ovarian cysts" can sometimes mean pcos - which includes not ovulating normally. Other types of ovarian cysts have very different effects - many do not impact pregnancy at all. At age 48, your chance of pregnancy is very low on your own: you should see an infertility specialist to see about any options you may have. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more