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The common ovarian cyst is not associated with infertility. On the other hand, polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is a specific disorder, can be associated with infertility. For more information about this syndrome see MedicineNet.com's Polycystic Ovary Syndrome article. Ovarian cysts are not a risk factor for ovarian cancer.
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Medical Author:Carolyn Janet Crandall, M.D.