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Thoughts of infertility can be very upsetting and emotionally difficult. If you have concerns about your ability to conceive a child, the best place to start is with your OB/GYN. It sounds as though you have already started some testing and a cyst of some kind has been identified. Your doctor will be able to give you a much better idea about the significance of this cyst because he or she knows your medical history and exam results. Ovarian cysts are one kind of cyst that can sometimes be identified during an infertility evaluation, and in many cases women with these cysts can still go on to have perfectly normal pregnancies. In your case, it will be important for your OB/GYN to speak with you in more detail about your full medical history. Sometimes, patients will be referred to an infertility specialist, but it is also important to know that the "normal" length of time to become pregnant while having regular, unprotected sexual intercourse is up to 12 months. Although further testing may be required for you and your partner, you should keep in mind that even when trying to become pregnant this is not something that always happens within the first few days or weeks of trying. Hopefully you will be on your way to starting your family very soon!
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