The effects of baseline ovarian cysts on cycle fecundity in controlled ovarian hyperstimulation

J. W. Akin, M. K. Shepard

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Abstract

Patients undergoing COH were prospectively studied in 174 cycles for the presence of baseline ovarian cysts. In 37.4% of all cycles, a baseline cyst > 10 mm mean diameter was found, but a cyst was more common in subsequent cycles than on the first (41.5% versus 15.8%). Cycle fecundity as determined by life table analysis was significantly higher if no baseline cyst were present (0.25 versus 0.06, P < 0.01). These findings suggest that baseline ovarian cysts may adversely affect the chances for pregnancy in COH not associated with IVF or GIFT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-455
Number of pages3
JournalFertility and Sterility
Volume59
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993

Keywords

  • controlled ovarian hyperstimulation
  • cycle fecundity
  • Ovarian cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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