Does an ovarian cyst affect the success rate of IVF?

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Last Updated on March 2, 2023 by Shabnam Sengupta

Some ovarian cysts can be associated with decreased fertility. However, it depends on the type of ovarian cyst you have. Some types of ovarian cysts, such as endometriomas and ovarian cysts resulting from PCOS, are typically associated with impaired fertility. This article discusses IVF and if an ovarian cyst can affect the success rate of an IVF. 

What is an IVF?

IVF stands for In Vitro Fertilization, which is a type of assisted reproductive technology (ART) used to help individuals or couples who are experiencing infertility due to various reasons, such as blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, or male factor infertility. In IVF, eggs are retrieved from the ovaries of the female partner, and sperm is collected from the male partner or a donor. The eggs and sperm are then fertilized in a laboratory dish, creating embryos. After a few days of growth, one or more of the resulting embryos are transferred to the female partner’s uterus in the hope of establishing a successful pregnancy.

Can an ovarian cyst affect the success rate of IVF?

Maybe. The impact of having an ovarian cyst on an IVF treatment is a matter of debate. Some studies indicate that both simple and complex ovarian cysts detected before IVF do not have a negative influence on the treatment outcome. On the other hand, other studies suggest that the presence of an ovarian cyst can decrease the success of an IVF due to reduced follicular recruitment and higher cancellation rates during the cycle.

If you have one or more cysts present, your IVF cycle may be postponed as they can interfere with the proper development of your egg. Waiting for the cyst to resolve before continuing treatment may be the best course of action. Typically, most cysts will clear up on their own within one or two months.

Ultimately, the impact of an ovarian cyst on IVF success rate depends on various factors, including the size, type, and location of the cyst, as well as the individual’s overall health and fertility. If you have an ovarian cyst and are planning to undergo IVF treatment, your fertility specialist will evaluate your specific situation and provide guidance on how to proceed.

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