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What are the complications with having a large ovarian cyst while pregnant?

What are the complications with having a large ovarian cyst while pregnant?

Typically none: Most women who have cysts while they are pregnant have no complications. Some possible problems include: 1) pain; 2) rupture followed by pain; 3) twisting of the ovary requiring surgery; 4) uncertainty as to whether ovarian cyst may be cancerous. Likely your md determined that your cyst was not cancer or would have recommended removal while pregnant. I hope that answers your question. Best! ...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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I have an 8cm ovarian cyst and pregnant, my doctor said he will drain it vaganily as I won't need any pain killers or anaesthetic, is this safe?

I have an 8cm ovarian cyst and pregnant, my doctor said he will drain it vaganily as I won't need any pain killers or anaesthetic, is this safe?

Ovarian cyst: Ovarian cysts are very common in early pregnancy and throughout the first trimester. If you are in the first trimester, avoid any intervention as the cyst will probably resolve on its own. If your doctor is worried about a malignancy then needle drainage should be avoided at all costs. ...Read more

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If a woman has endometriosis and ovarian cysts gets pregnant, would it considered a high risk pregnancy? Or any complications during pregnancy?

If a woman has endometriosis and ovarian cysts gets pregnant, would it considered a high risk pregnancy? Or any complications during pregnancy?

Endometriosis: No. The pregnancy itself would not be effected by either. Pregnancy improves endometriosis and functional cysts. Rest assured your pregnancy is low risk. Good luck and congratulations. DrG ...Read more

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6.4 ovarian cyst. Not pregnant and no urine or kidney problems had test done. Sharp awful pain in low right abdomen. Frequent urination. Bloating.

6.4 ovarian cyst. Not pregnant and no urine or kidney problems had test done. Sharp awful pain in low right abdomen. Frequent urination. Bloating.

Laparoscopy...: A large ovarian cyst can give you pain and bloating. How it is treated depends on how bad your pain is and on its appearance on ultrasound. If you are in a lot of pain, it can be removed surgically, usually using laparoscopy as an out-patient procedure. Laparoscopy results in very small scars. These cysts are almost never cancer is a women in her 20s. Best wishes! ...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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Can you still have keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst if your pregnant?

Can you still have keyhole surgery to remove ovarian cyst if your pregnant?

Pregnancy/surgery: Emergent surgery for life threatening conditions like acute appendicitis, or acute cholecystitis are considered when a patient is pregnant. It is better for you and the baby to avoid the drugs and recovery associated with surgery until after delivery. Ovarian cysts typically can be managed until after delivery. ...Read more

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How long after removing the ovarian cyst will I fall pregnant?

How long after removing the ovarian cyst will I fall pregnant?

Next cycle: The next time you ovulate you will have a chance at getting pregnant. You should discuss this with your gynecologist, as fertility is decreased at 40 yrs old. ...Read more

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I am concerned whether I have the symptoms of an ovarian cyst or I am pregnant? . What's the difference?

I am concerned whether I have the symptoms of an ovarian cyst or I am pregnant? . What's the difference?

Loss of period: Typically an ovarian cyst will not cause you to miss your period. An ovarian cyst can cause pain, bloating, nausea, pressure and fullness. Some of those symptoms are associated with pregnancy, but a simple drugstore urine pregnancy test will discriminate between the two! ...Read more

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How can I go about getting an ovarian cyst removed to become pregnant?

How can I go about getting an ovarian cyst removed to become pregnant?

Depends: If the ovarian cyst is not big, lets say less than 4-5cm then you just need to wait and see if it goes away on its own. If you had a much larger cyst, then you might be a candidate for a laparoscopy (surgery to remove an ovarian cyst). ...Read more

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I know it's dangerous for an ovarian cyst to rupture when pregnant. Can anything be done to prevent it or reduce the risk?

I know it's dangerous for an ovarian cyst to rupture when pregnant. Can anything be done to prevent it or reduce the risk?

Not necessarily: Ovarian cysts rupture all the time and most of them cause pain without any serious consequences. Other than limiting physical activity if you have multiple cysts, there is little you can do to prevent rupture when pregnant. ...Read more

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My cycle was late but it started on 6/13 thru 6/17 now its back on 6/28 kind of heavy cramping and get ovarian cyst. Could I be pregnant. Want to conc?

My cycle was late but it started on 6/13 thru 6/17 now its back on 6/28 kind of heavy cramping and get ovarian cyst. Could I be pregnant. Want to conc?

Maybe not, but...: It can be hard to guess whether a woman is pregnant or not. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period, or after having a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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How soon after having surgery to remove ovarian cysts can I get pregnant?

How soon after having surgery to remove ovarian cysts can I get pregnant?

Discuss with your do: Discuss with your doctor who knows your situation and diagnosis, extent of surgery, roughly 6 wks is good estimate, every case is different. ...Read more

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I have 2 ovarian cysts may I get pregnant still around my fertile days?

I have 2 ovarian cysts may I get pregnant still around my fertile days?

Yes: Ovarian cysts are common, and most don't require any treatment. Most cysts won't interfere with getting pregnant either. As cysts come in many forms, it is important that you follow up with your doctor's recommendations. ...Read more

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I've missed my period by several days the pregnancy tests say negative but I have ovarian cysts. Could I be pregnant?

I've missed my period by several days the pregnancy tests say negative but I have ovarian cysts. Could I be pregnant?

Unlikely: If did the test correctly and did it a week or so after the missed period, you are not likely to be pregnant. If you do not get your period in the next 4-5 days you may wish to repeat the pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions in the kit carefully. See this site for information on the topic. Http://www. Nichd. Nih. Gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes. Aspx ...Read more

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Removed ovarian cyst, can I still get pregnant?

Yes: Ovarian cysts are an overgrowth of one part of the ovary. The ovary is usually still capable of ovulating after cyst removal. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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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. Milroy Samuel
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Ovarian Cyst (Definition)

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