Infertility And Ovarian Cysts
A lot of women are wondering if ovarian cysts can cause infertility. The answer is both yes and no. There are a few types of ovarian cysts that can cause infertility in women. These cysts are known as Endometrioma and Polycystic cysts.
These do not occur very often, though, and the more common ovarian cysts. Functional, Dermoid, and Cystadenoma cysts do not actually affect fertility in any way. These cysts may cause unwanted pain, but are usually benign and will resolve themselves in a matter of a few months with no medical attention needed to cure them.
The Endometrioma cysts can cause severe abdominal and pelvic pain and result in infertility due to the fact that they trap the egg inside the cyst and do not allow for the menstrual cycle to clear out the older blood from the uterine wall. These cysts may require medical attention, although most of them can be resolved by taking birth control pills to reduce the amount of progesterone and estrogen in the body. Polycystic cysts grow in clusters around the ovary and can become cancerous if not taken care of in a timely manner, according to some doctors.
Most ovarian cysts are not even recognized as being prominent until the woman is getting checked for fertility issues after not becoming pregnant. The good news is that if the cysts are found in a timely manner, and can be taken care of without surgery; there is a good chance that infertility will not be an issue anymore.
If surgery is required there can be scar tissue left that will hinder your fertility. You should not try to get pregnant if you have ovarian cysts, or you have had surgery to remove a cysts, until after the scar tissue as grown out and the doctor OK’s you after a checkup.
Ovarian cysts are common in women and are not a cause for alarm on their own. If you find that you have other symptoms like irregular bleeding along with your ovarian cysts, then it should be a good idea to have them tested to see if they are cancerous or benign. If they are cancerous, then you will need to go through chemo and, possibly, surgery to have them removed.
Filed under: Complex Ovarian Cyst
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