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Mayo Clinic Q&A: Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts typically don't have impact on infertility

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What causes hemorrhagic ovarian cysts, and what is the treatment for them? Will having one of these cysts affect my ability to conceive?

ANSWER: Hemorrhagic ovarian cysts happen in women who haven't gone through menopause. They are a result of ovulation. Why some women develop these cysts and others do not isn't clear. Treatment for hemorrhagic ovarian cysts depends on the size of the cyst and if it causes symptoms. The cysts typically don't have an impact on a woman's fertility.

Your two ovaries are located on either side of your uterus. They're each about the size and shape of an almond. Eggs, also called ova, develop and mature in the ovaries and are...