Question: I have a large cyst in my womb. I know I will have to have it surgically removed, but I would like to know if I would still be able to get pregnant.
Answer: Cysts in the womb generally occur in women who are in their reproductive age. They are generally ovarian cysts. The causes of cyst are many but the predominant cause is due to the imbalance in the hormones estrogen and progesterone.
Symptoms of Cyst in Womb
- The cyst can be unilateral or bilateral.
- Abdominal swelling if the cyst is large.
- Swelling of lower legs if the cyst is big, due to the pressure on the veins.
- Frequent urination
- Constipation if the cyst is giving pressure on the intestine.
- Pain in the abdomen, pain is dull in nature. It is most likely to be due to the pressure to the pelvic organs.
- Associated white discharge.
Treatment for Cyst in Womb
Surgery is not necessary if the cyst in small, but if the cyst is large and if it is causing pressure to the adjoining pelvic organs or if there is danger of it bursting then surgery is necessary.
Cyst in Womb during Pregnancy
Cyst cannot hinder pregnancy, if the cyst is removed from the ovary or even if the one ovary is removed, the other ovary can take care of ovulation process. A woman cannot become pregnant only if both the ovaries are removed.