Can Ovarian Cysts Cause Difficulty Getting Pregnant?

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I want to ask, so there was a friend of mine who had an ovarian cyst but it was estimated by the doctor that the cyst was filled with blood fluid. Then he wants to follow up with the surgery. But is it true that ovarian cysts can cause difficulty conceiving?

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Hello Ms. Tati Sambas, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.


Cyst is a lump filled with fluid, can occur almost anywhere in our body, one of which is in the ovary. Ovarian cysts consist of physiological cysts (originating from a disturbed ovulation process) or pathological cysts (due to abnormal cell growth). Most ovarian cysts are physiological cysts, and bleeding can occur in these cysts which are then called hemorrhagic cysts. Another possibility is that blood-filled cysts are brown cysts, which are one of the symptoms of endometriosis, namely the growth of endometrial tissue that should be in the cavity in the uterus but grow elsewhere, one of which is the ovary.


Not all ovarian cysts cause fertility problems, and not all ovarian cysts need surgery. Usually the doctor will evaluate various aspects, both age, symptoms that arise, type of cyst, size and so on before deciding on surgery. Physiological cysts of less than 5 cm may be monitored before they are decided for surgery because they may shrink on their own. However, if it has caused symptoms such as pain, menstrual disorders, fertility problems or greater than 5 cm, the doctor will consider surgery.


Cysts due to endometriosis and PCOS may affect fertility, whereas functional cysts, dermoid cysts or adenoma cyst types usually do not affect fertility. Your friend's obstetrician is most aware of this.


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