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Minimally Invasive Cystectomy Can Eliminate Ovarian Cysts And Increase Fertility The presence of pelvic masses can be frightening for women who are looking to get pregnant. In most cases, an ovarian cyst, or pelvic mass, is small and harmless, and produces no symptoms. An ovarian endometrioma is a type of ovarian cyst, also known as a chocolate cyst, …

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connolly-family-mini-s-family-mini-deliver-0041Dr. Paul MacKoul, M.D. helped Brittany start the family she always wanted by removing endometriosis, pelvic adhesions and a cyst.

“If it wasn’t for Dr. MacKoul, I wouldn’t have this beautiful child,” said Brittany, Herndon, VA. “I had been trying for 4 years to have a baby. We were thinking about alternatives to natural conception. I went to my doctor after years not being able to get pregnant. At that point we decided to wait and see what happened. After waiting, I did get pregnant, but I had a miscarriage.”

Brittany was diagnosed with a dermoid ovarian cyst when she was a teenager. “When my doctor recently performed an ultrasound, she saw that my cyst had doubled in size.”

Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a very common hormonal disorder in women of reproductive age that causes the development of multiple small, benign cysts on the ovaries.

Early diagnosis of PCOS is important as it has been linked to an increased risk for developing insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heart disease. PCOS can also cause unwanted physical changes that can affect a woman’s self esteem.