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I have been trying baby years. 2 years ago, I did get

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I have been trying for a baby for 2 years. 2 years ago, I did get pregnant but lost it at 6 weeks. I developed a dermoid ovarian cyst at the same time 3.5cm.
Since the miscarriage I have put on 2 stone in the first year. I cannot lose this weight. I've tried bootcamp and strict diet but nothing seems to shift it.
I have also not been sucessful getting pregnant.
I feel it is all related to this cyst playing havoc with my hormones.
Am I eligible to have it removed?
Thanks Leonie
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.

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Most women with an ovarian dermoid cyst of this size would not have problems with weight gain/inability to lose weight or infertility related to the cyst.An ovarian dermoid cyst of this size will usually not cause symptoms, and it is an accidental discovery when an imaging testis done for another reason. Consequently, most women with an ovarian dermoid cyst of this size do not need surgery, although the usual approach would be periodic monitoring.

It would typically require a larger ovarian dermoid cyst to interfere with ovarian function or to affect fertility. For any couple that has been trying to get pregnant for two years without success other than the one pregnancy that was lost, it is appropriate to undergo a thorough evaluation for conditions that can be affecting fertility, and if the women is also having difficulty with losing weight, a particular emphasis on an endocrine evaluation would be appropriate. If a thorough evaluation does not show any other condition that could be causing infertility or inability to lose weight, then it may be appropriate to re-visit the question of whether the ovarian dermoid cyst may be affecting ovarian function at a smaller size than would be expected. But the decision would usually be based on the lack of findings of a thorough evaluation, not just the inability to get pregnant or to lose weight.

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Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 6 months ago.

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