Bee's with ovarian cyst(s) and TTC. TMI

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 6
1029 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Before DH and I started TTC I ended up in the ER in excrutiating pain. When they determined via ultrasound that I had ovarian cysts on both ovaries, they actually asked me, “are you taking fertility medications?”

Needless to say, I freaked out and did a lot of research about it when I got home!

Having cysts in and of itself does not necessarily increase your odds of conceiving twins. What does, is if you have hyperovulate (releasing 2+ eggs during your cycle). This is genetic and tends to run in families. If there is a history of fraternal twins in your family (you, your sisters, your mom, your grandmother) then there is a chance you could carry on the “tradition”. This probably goes without saying, bu your husband and his family history will not affect your chances of conceiving multiples.

Also, the previous poster is right about the peruvian yams. There is a supplement called maca root which I took to regulate my cycle, and there is some indication that it can cause multiple-ovulations.

In spite of the maca root and all those cysts I had, there are no twins in my family and I am having a singleton 🙂


Side note: even if you ovulate more than once in a cycle, those eggs are released within a window of about 48 hours. You won’t ovulate once and then again a week later. The best time to  conceive is right before ovulation (a couple of weeks before your period starts, depending on the length of your cycle). 

Post # 7
3989 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve never heard of that, and I’ve had cysts for 10+ years.  I’m pregnant now with a singleton.

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