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would i get another cyst? i stopped taking the pills.

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I was on birth control pills for over 5 year and I stopped taking them 3 months ago.I'm trying to get pregnant, but I'm very worried because I only have one ovary. I had a cysts many year ago and they removed one of my ovaries, after the surgery the doctor recomended to take birth control pills. Im also worried that i would get another cyst now that i stopped taking the pills. Please let me know if this affects my fertility.

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replied July 14th, 2011
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Welcome to ehealthforum,
It is not necessary that cysts will return soon after stopping with the birth control pills. Your normal fertility takes some time to return back after stopping with birth control use. If you are having functional ovary, then one ovary is enough to get pregnant. You should consider discussing your pregnancy plans with your treating gynecologist/obstetrician. Go ahead with further evaluation to confirm regular ovulation and hormonal levels (rule out any underlying issues that can lead to infertility). If any abnormality is detected, appropriate treatment would be started to help you get pregnant. If cysts get developed again, go ahead with finding the root cause for the problem and get it treated appropriately.
Take care.

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