Can I Get Pregnant With Ovarian Cyst

Is there a link between ovarian cysts and infertility?Answer From Tatnai Burnett, M.D.

Some ovarian cysts can be associated with decreased fertility. But it varies based on the kind of ovarian cyst you have.

Ovarian cysts that can affect your fertility include:

  • Endometriomas. Endometriomas (en-doe-me-tree-O-muhs) are cysts caused by endometriosis, a condition in which the tissue normally lining your uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus. These ovarian cysts may be associated with fertility problems.
  • Ovarian cysts resulting from polycystic ovary syndrome. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition marked by many small cysts on your ovaries, irregular periods and high levels of certain hormones. PCOS is associated with irregular ovulation, which may contribute to problems with fertility in some women.
  • These types of ovarian cysts generally dont affect fertility:

  • Functional cysts. Functional cysts — such as follicular cysts or corpus luteum cysts — are the most common type of ovarian cyst. Functional cysts form during a normal menstrual cycle and dont cause or contribute to infertility. In fact, functional cysts actually indicate that the necessary functions leading to fertility are taking place.
  • Cystadenomas. Cystadenomas (sis-tad-uh-NO-muhs) are growths in the ovary that arise from the surface of the ovaries. Although they may require treatment, they dont affect fertility.
  • Dermoid cysts. These solid cysts contain tissue — such as skin, hair or even teeth — instead of fluid. Dermoid cysts arent associated with infertility.
  • Speak with your doctor if you have an ovarian cyst and are worried about getting pregnant. Your doctor will go over possible treatments that could increase your chances of getting pregnant.

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    Tip #1: Know the signs of ovarian cysts

    If you have an ovarian cyst, it’s important to first understand what it is, the signs of it, and the type you have. Hearing the words “ovarian cyst” may frighten some people and can lead to questions like “do ovarian cysts cause infertility issues.”

    Ovarian cysts are sacs that fill with fluid. They develop on your ovaries and typically occur naturally. They frequently disappear without the need for any treatment and don’t typically cause any issues. In many cases, you won’t even be aware that you have an ovarian cyst.

    However, sometimes ovarian cysts make themselves known. Symptoms that you may experience if the cyst is very large or ruptures include:

  • Pain during intercourse
  • Changes to bleeding during your menstrual cycle
  • Pelvic pain
  • Bloating in your stomach
  • Needing to urinate more frequently
  • Persistent feeling of fullness, even when you don’t eat very much
  • Although it is uncommon, some people who have an ovarian cyst rupture may also temporarily have trouble getting pregnant.

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