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Can cysts on ovaries affect fertility? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 18-Apr-2014
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User:Hi I have a quick question. I have a history of cysts on my right ovary. Can this decrease fertility? My fiance also has a cyst on his testes. How will this affect our chances of having a baby.
Doctor:Hi
User:Hey
Doctor:Having cyst on one ovary does not decrease your fertility by itself
User:ok and what about my fiance>
User:?
Doctor:If there are other issues associated with it like for example, if you have these cysts as a result of hormonal imbalance like PCOD then yes, it will affect your fertility
User:I am not sure what caused it. i went to the hospital one night because it ruptured.
Doctor:Cysts in the testes are usually retention cysts, so that will not affect your partner's fertility
Doctor:Okay, how big was the cyst? any idea about that?
User:ok :) i also think i have a cyst on my ovary now. i get very sharp pains around my right ovary when i am ovulating.
Doctor:okay
Doctor:relax, sharp pain during ovulation are normal
User:ok thats good haha.
Doctor:that is because the normal ovary releases one ovum(Egg) per cycle
User:why does it only hurt my right one though and never my left?
Doctor:and this egg has to mature, and it takes about 2 months, so each time an egg is released from on of the matured follicle (which looks like a cyst)
Doctor:Probably because of some scar tissue on your right ovary that makes it difficult for the follicle to rupture
Doctor:You have had a ruptured cyst on the right side, so that could lead to scarring
User:oh ok
Doctor:I would advise you to get your hormone levels checked to make sure they are normal
Doctor:if they are normal then you can be sure that your chances of having a baby are equal to any other couple
User:also my periods are never normal the only way i can tell when im ovulating is by the pain and the mucus deposit.
Doctor:Oh
Doctor:in that case I would strongly recommend you go for hormonal assays
Doctor:get your hormones levels checked
User:ok
Doctor:that will give further insight into why your periods are not normal
User:i also didnt get my period until after i was 15 years old.
Doctor:That is acceptable
Doctor:the age at which an individual gets her first period does vary
User:ok i was always told thats really late
Doctor:one can get it as early as 10 years, and some get it as late as 18
Doctor:I wouldn't consider 15 as late
User:ok :)
User:do you hav any tips on how we may be able to get pregnant quicker?
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:I do have some tips
User:ok :)
Doctor:but are you not a bit young to be thinking about having babies?
Doctor:The tips
Doctor:1. Do not use any protection like spermicidal jellies, condoms etc
User:Haha Some people do say that. I have raised my nephew and neice since I was 15 years old. My fiance and I both want to have a baby. My sisters and extended family all started having kids young too.
Doctor:2. Having unprotected sexual intercourse from days 10 to 17 of your menstrual cycle will be the best time to conceive
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:it is up to you
Doctor:Ideally you should wait till 22 years
Doctor:3. Live a stress free life
Doctor:4. Enjoy the act of sex, having an orgasm increases the chances of conception
Doctor:That is it for the tips
Doctor:is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User:um no thanks :)
Doctor:Okay
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me here
Doctor:have a great day and life ahead
Doctor:take care
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