Is Pregnancy Possible With an Ovarian Cyst?

Pregnancy is possible with an ovarian cyst, according to Hamed Al-Taher, a senior consultant obstetrician for BabyCentre. Most ovarian cysts are benign and do not require treatment, and they should not hamper a woman's ability to get pregnant.

However, Al-Taher adds that cysts resulting from endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome can cause difficulty in conceiving. An ovarian cyst that is discovered during pregnancy should not cause problems to the fetus or the mother.

There are two types of ovarian cysts, as explained by Al-Taher. Follicular cysts form when a follicle intended to nourish an egg bursts in the absence of an egg. In this case, fluid continues to build, resulting in a cyst. Luteal cysts form from the shell that is left after a follicle bursts.