Get E-Book on COVID-19

Q. Will fibroid affect fertility?

Answered by
Dr. Sweta Singh
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 05, 2016 and last reviewed on: Oct 15, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am a 32 year old married female. I have retention cyst and seedling fibroid. I have this for the past eight months. Can you please let me know if there will be a problem in having a baby? Is this a pcod cyst? Is any treatment required? Or will it go off without treatment? Please clear my doubts. Thank you.

Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome to

Fibroids can cause fertility problems if they are too large in size or in the wrong location.

If you have seedling fibroids, then they are unlikely to cause problems in conception. They may grow a bit during pregnancy, but will decrease in size after delivery.

If you are married, then I would suggest you get another ultrasound done to check the status of the fibroids and if still seedling please try to plan your family and conceive. Fibroids grow over time, albeit slowly. If you delay by a few years, then they may cause fertility issues.

Retention cyst is different from a polycystic ovary. PCOS is a syndrome of several factors and not just diagnosed by ultrasound. There are multiple small cysts in the ovaries.

If you have a single retention cyst, then it may be physiological. The cyst may resolve on its own.

You will need to get another ultrasound on the second day of your next period to find out the status of the cyst. If it is more than 3 to 4 cm and of a dubious nature, then it may need laparoscopy and removal. This does not cause infertility.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->

Was this answer helpful?


Thank you doctor,

Please find the attached scan report, which was performed today that is on the 5th day of my periods.

Dr. Sweta Singh

Infertility Obstetrics And Gynaecology


Welcome back to

I have gone through your scan reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • It is nothing major to worry about. Just get the scan repeated on the 2nd day of your menses and let me know that report as well.
  • Please also consider conception soon. The fibroid is small and in a neutral location. So, do not worry too much.

For further information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->

Was this answer helpful?


Related Questions:
What is the use of Persinal and Lupride injection?
Will I get benefit from sinus surgery?
Will PCOS delay pregnancy?
Consult by PhoneConsult by Phone Video ChatVideo Chat
Also Read Answers From:

Comprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Related Questions & Answers

What causes a cyst near clitorial hood?

Query: Dear doctor, I have noticed a lump the size of a grape on the outer left side of my clitoral hood; that was not there during the last two or three days. It is painless, hard, no irritation or color change, no strange or closed discharge. But it is huge and getting bigger every day. Any general idea...  Read Full »

I have thick and foul-smelling vaginal discharge. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old, and my husband is 30 years old, and I have PCOS from the past 11 years. We are married for a year and a half. My periods are irregular, and sometimes I do not get periods for 8 to 9 months. I used to get periods after taking Meprate. With Clomifene, I got two cycles...  Read Full »

Can PCOS cause irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 28 year old unmarried woman. Last month my period was irregular. I got my periods on the 30th of last month and it was already 20 days later from the actual due. Initially, I had spotting for five days, then I bled for seven days and again, had spotting for three days. Now, I am bl...  Read Full »

Also Read

Can naked body to body massage spread HIV?
Hello doctor, I recently had some business trip during which I had some naked body to body massage wherein massager vag...  Read more»
Are COVID-19 Patients Infectious for up to 90 Days After Recovery?
There have been reports of recovered COVID-19 patients getting reinfected and testing positive for almost 3 months. Read...  Read more»
Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive tract, which results in symptoms like severe diarrhea, stomach pain...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask an Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: All health Q&As published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.