Ovarian cysts are common among women, mainly in reproductive age. However, most are small and do not produce symptoms, so many patients do not realize they have them until we do a fertility test.
As an expectant mother, this is likely to be a cause for concern. We can tell you that ovarian cysts don’t usually affect pregnancy, but they can be linked to fertility problems. That’s why fertility testing includes a vaginal ultrasound to help us detect any irregularities.
In relation to fertility, cysts prevent the optimal development of eggs because they take up space inside the ovary. On the other hand, they can interfere with menstruation and ovulation, directly affecting the functioning of the ovary. Imagine that they are small pouches that block one of the organs needed to achieve pregnancy!
Many ovarian cysts are painless, but sometimes patients suffer significant discomfort and pain. In these cases, we can treat them with contraceptive drugs or laparoscopic surgery before starting an assisted reproduction treatment.
At Citmer we always seek the success of our treatments and we are concerned about the development of the embryo after an artificial insemination or In Vitro fertilization, since cysts can also arise in the first months of pregnancy. Regular check-ups help us to detect them and take the necessary measures so as not to affect our patient or the future baby.
When the cyst is small, we perform ultrasounds to discover any change in size; if we notice it is growing, we remove the cyst with surgery. We know that the idea of having surgery is not very pleasant, but the complications of not treating an ovarian cyst can be worse.
With proper supervision, ovarian cysts are not an impediment to a successful pregnancy. On your first visit to Citmer, we provide a complete diagnosis on various situations that may be affecting your fertility. If you have any concerns about getting pregnant with ovarian cysts, our specialists will answer your questions.