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Can ovarian cysts damage a fetus?

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I have cysts on both of my ovries and i was just wondering if this would cause an unborn child to be born with any special needs? I was told that I would have a greater chance of having a special needs child because of the cysts on my overies. my doctor isnt really saying much to me so i wanted to get a seconed opinion.
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replied January 15th, 2007
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Usually ovarian cysts can’t cause any direct damage to a fetus. Ovarian cysts can affect a pregnancy only if they become complicated by infarction or rupture. Rupture or infarction of a big ovarian cyst causes an acute abdomen that can provoke premature delivery. Delivery of a special needs child can be due to fetal malformations. Fetal malformation are either inborn (genetically conditioned) or acquired during the embryonic development. Ovarian cysts can damage neither the fetus’s genes nor its embryonic development.
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