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Hailey Bieber And Her “Apple-Sized” Ovarian Cyst

By Dr. Jesús Alberto Félix Atondo

Hailey Bieber recently revealed on social media that she suffers from ovarian cysts, which are masses that can grow on an ovary, causing pain and many gastrointestinal issues. The stunning model and Justin Bieber’s wife shared a photo of herself, highlighting that she experiences bloating due to the cyst, along with a caption saying there was no baby in her. 

 

“I have a cyst on my ovary “the size of an apple.” I don’t have PCOS or endometriosis, I have gotten an ovarian cyst a few times, and it’s never fun.”

 

 

The Instagram post comes months after Hailey’s mini-stroke, a health condition she decided to discuss with her millions of followers. In today’s mass communication culture, opening up is welcome. Hoping that one woman’s voice can spread awareness and inspire otters to open up about their conditions; infertility is one of the most prevalent topics.

 

Ovarian cysts are prevalent; most do not cause symptoms but can become painful. Some of these can disappear in a few months, while others may need to be removed by surgery. So today, our fertility specialists will talk about ovarian cysts, what they are, and if it’s possible to conceive when having them. 

 

What Is An Ovarian Cyst?

The ovaries are part of a women’s reproductive system. These are located in the abdomen on both sides of the uterus. Women have two ovaries that produce eggs and the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Sometimes, a sac filled with fluid called cysts can develop on the ovaries, many women will have at least one in their lifetime, but in most cases, they cause no symptoms.

 

Types Of Ovarian Cysts

There are many types of cysts:

  • Follicle cyst

    When the menstrual cycle occurs, an egg grows in a sac known as a follicle. This sac is inside the ovaries; in most cases, this sac breaks and releases an egg. But if the follicle doesn’t open, then the fluid inside of it can form a cyst on the ovary.

  • Corpus luteum cyst

    Follicles commonly dissolve after releasing an egg, but if they don’t and the opening of the sac seals, fluid can develop inside, causing an accumulation and leading to a corpus luteum cyst.

 

 

Other types of ovarian cysts are

  • Cystadenomas

     These are noncancerous cysts that can develop on the surface of the ovaries.

  • Endometriomas

     Tissues that grow inside the uterus can develop outside of it and attach to the ovaries, ending in a cyst. 

  • Dermoid cysts

    They are sac growths containing fat, hair, or other tissues.

 

Some women can develop a condition called PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), which is the one that Hailey mentioned in her statement. This condition means the ovaries contain many small cysts, and it can lead to infertility if not treated.

 

 

Ovarian Cyst Symptoms

Most of the time, ovarian cysts don’t cause any symptoms. However, they can appear as they grow. These are the symptoms:

 

  • Abdominal bloating (just like Hailey)
  • Pelvic pain during the menstrual cycle
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Faintness
  • Fever

 

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Can A Woman With An Ovarian Cyst Conceive?

Most of the time, cysts do not make it harder to achieve the dream of starting a family, but if they are caused by certain conditions like endometriosis, you might have problems when trying to conceive. However, there is an option for those struggling with infertility because of cysts, IVF.

 

 

 

What is IVF?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a type of assisted reproduction procedure where, unlike intrauterine insemination (where fertilization occurs directly in the woman’s reproductive system), fertilization occurs outside the woman’s body, in a laboratory, with sperm from the partner or a donor. As a result of fertilization, the best-quality embryo is selected and transferred to the uterus so the mother can achieve pregnancy.

 

How Much Does In Vitro Fertilization Cost in Mexico?

At The Fertility Center, Mexico, IVF costs $7,500 – 70% cheaper than in the US! 

We know that struggling with infertility is something challenging, and our team of fertility specialists is ready for your visit. At The Fertility Center, our staff will stay by your side in every part of your journey. Contact us to schedule an appointment!

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Dr. Jesús Alberto Félix Atondo

Gynecology, Obstetrics and Biology of Human Reproduction Surgeon at the Autonomous University of Guadalajara, specialist Biologist of Human Reproduction by the Mexican Institute of Infertility.

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