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What's the probability of infertility for women who have monthly ovarian cysts?
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Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Dr. Miguel Cano
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Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Pediatrics - Endocrinology
In brief: Depends on the cause
Many ovaries can harbour small cysts of unclincal significance.
However, persistent cysts in the presence of irregular menses may indicate a hormonal imbalance. Check with your doctor if further testes are needed.

In brief: Depends on the cause
Many ovaries can harbour small cysts of unclincal significance.
However, persistent cysts in the presence of irregular menses may indicate a hormonal imbalance. Check with your doctor if further testes are needed.
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
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