Cyst on ovary
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Laura - August 12

Its so comforting to read this site-I can't tell you how many hours I have read it and felt like I am talking to friends. No-one I now has any idea what its like and they keep asking me when I am going to have a baby and will I be next and they can't undertsand why if I love children so much am I not pregnant?!!!-if only they knew. I have just had an ultrasound and was told I had a cyst on one of my ovaries ( I don't have PCOS). Has anyone had this and does it affect conception ( I believe it is not that big) or do cysts grow if you get pregnant and cause any problems. Anyone know? Thanks


Chicks - August 12

Hi Laura! Man do I know how you feel.. I am so sick of people asking me that very same question! I just tell them that Mother Nature has an issue with me, and won't give it up.. LOL! I too find this board to be a life-saver. You will come to meet many wonderful women who all understand everything that you feel and you feel like you have so many friends and people who care about you. I don't know what I would do without this board. Anyways, like you, I had a cyst on my ovary, it was 6 cm in diameter (the size of a tennis ball). The cyst can prevent you from ovulating if it's getting in the way. Did your doctor tell you what kind of cyst it is? If it's functional, those are normal cysts and it should go away on it's own in a month or two. Did your doctor ask you to come back in 4-6 weeks to do another ultrasound? If not, then you should go back. Mine was actually that size for 4 months and had scheduled me for surgery to get rid of it but my DR decided to try to put me back on BCP's for two months to get rid of it, and it worked. How long have you been trying? I feel for you and know exactly what you are going through. I have read many things about cysts and PCOS (which is what I have) and if you let the cysts go, they can burst (which I've read can be extremely painful, sometimes sending someone to the emergency room) or they can twist and cut of the blood supply to the ovary causing the ovary to die. That is why it is important to stay on top of this and go back in a month and ask them to measure the size of the cyst to make sure it hasn't grown or if it still is there. Then, your doctor can take action from there. I have read that it shouldn't affect conception as eggs can be released from either ovary, and if you are ovulating properly, then the other ovary without the cyst takes over and releases an egg. There are also many women that I have read about that released two eggs at once and the one was fertilized while the other just became a cyst and never had any issues with the cyst being there. Just keep on top of it and I hope I've been of some assistance to you! Take care and let me know how you make out...


Been There - August 12

I've had cysts on one ovary for year. I think it was the clogged tube, so no eggs were able to get far. I had an ultrasound that determined it's so small, that it can just stay there and I'll be fine. Other than discomfort sometimes after my husband and I get carried away, it's fine. I did get pregnant years ago, so it had no effect.


Laura - August 12

Thanks for your messages-and thanks for words of support. I've been ttc for a year which doesn't sound that much when I read what others have been through but I have been wanting to start ttc for as long as I can remember-had to wait for the right time for my husband-you just never think you will have problems!.The doctor did not tell me what kind of cyst it was.I don't think that I am ovulating properly either. Low progesterone on two blood tests so far-don't think thats to do with the cyst but I'm not sure. Feel better since reading this site though as up until recently spent most of my time feeling teary and not bothered with anything!!-. It must have been frustrating for you Chicks going back on bcp's when all you want to do is get pregnant!-still it did the trick- loads of luck to you and thank you



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