Yes, it can. My cousin had this problem about 7 yrs. Ago. She was about 19 yrs. Old and had this problem. She claimed it stunk really bad! She would also have pain in her ovaries badly, her mother even had this problem when she was 19 or 20 as well. Her mother had something like fibroid tumors in her ovaries,and she had hers frozen and removed twice. My cousin had a laproscopic surgery to get her cysts removed off of her ovaries and now 8 yrs. Later she just had a baby girl going on 4 wks. Old.