Posted by: checking | 2003/03/18

will previous cysts lower my chances of falling pregnant?

When I was 16 I was hospitalised beacause I had an ovarian cyst. It was removed and was on the pill (diane) to prevent the cysts returning. I have been off the pill now for 11 months and have had the odd pain every now and again but nothing as serious as before. A chemist told me once that it was common for patients such as myself to not leave having children too late. Is this true? How late should I leave having children? Will I find it hard to conceive and how long would it take?

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Isolated ovarian cysts are quite common. This should not interfere with your chances of conceiving, provided you have regular periods and no other problems.

Best wishes

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