Ovarian cysts happen for many women. They may be troubling, but they cause no significant problems in most cases. This means they don’t significantly affect fertility and pregnancy. But how can they be treated?
Useful information about ovarian cysts
Ovarian cysts are benign tumors that grow in the area of the ovaries. They vary in number and size and affect either one of the ovaries or both.
These cysts often develop due to a temporary instability in your menstrual cycle. They disappear with no treatment as cycles pass in most cases.
Occasionally, ovarian cysts may grow due to conditions like “polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)”. In this case, you need medical treatment to remove them.
Ovarian cysts affect on fertility
If they happen due to a temporary instability in your menstrual cycle, these cysts don’t negatively affect fertility.
In some cases, the appearance of cysts may hinder ovulation in one cycle, but have no effect on it the next cycle.
If cysts don’t disappear on their own, you can resort to hormonal treatment, which accelerates their disappearance and restore your menstrual cycle and ovulation to normal.
In the case of PCOS, the effect of cysts on fertility differs based on the severity of the problem.
In this case, you may get treatment to facilitate conception. After their removal, you may have hormonal stimulation to bring your ovulation back to normal.
Ovarian cysts affect on the course of pregnancy
During pregnancy, your doctor may find that you have ovarian cysts during your regular check-up.
If the appearance of the cyst is not accompanied by any uncomfortable symptoms, it only needs monitoring. Rest assured that will not affect your baby’s growth or your delivery.
However, you may develop cysts that cause pain. In this case, it’s normal for the doctor to postpone their removal to after your delivery to make sure it doesn’t harm your foetus.
Until your due date, she will prescribe you appropriate pain killers and ask you to rest as much as possible.