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I went to the doctors yesterday because I had pain in my lower abdomen. The doctor sent me to get a ultra-sound scan that afternoon. I recieved the results today and they said I have a large cysts (6cm) growing on my left ovary. Has anyone had something like this and what was the procedure after you were diagnosed? Any information would help.
Theresia mother of
When I had an ultra sound to determine my pregnancy, they discovered 2 ovarian cysts, when I was 17 weeks pregnant they had grown to 13cm and 5cm so I had to have them removed as it was safer to do it before the 18 week mark (rather than wait and see if they proved dangerous).
I am not sure if you would have to have yours removed though??? The surgeon who did my operation did a good job, I got to keep most of my ovaries plus Braydens okay!
I hope everything goes okay with you!!! :D
When I was 16 I was diagnosed with cysts, most of mine had ruptured and caused a lot of pain.
Luckily I did not need surgery but I was put on the pill to control them. That was great when I was that age. ;)
sorry to hear about your ultra-sound results :( (the only GOOD ultrasounds... are baby ultrasounds!) - and I know how it made you feel... as I had a large (about the size of a large navel orange) cyst INSIDE my right ovary 3 years ago.
Ovarian cysts can vary dramatically- basically every woman has them... and usually they occur and disappear without incident. Every so often women develop symptoms (such as your abdominal pain) when the cyst doesn't go away on its own.
there are many many different types of cysts... and only your dr can tell you what 'kind' you have... you can investigate on the net if you want... but I found some of that information was just irrelevant.. and at times plain scary!
sometimes Drs just watch your cyst (to see if it is growing/ shrinking etc) - my Dr had to operate (or my ovary would have burst) - however he did I WONDERFUL job.. and managed to repair my ovary (am now pregnant)
they also will want to watch it for signs of change.. as cysts can be (sorry to scrare you.. :eek: ) malignant.. but they rarely are.
If you DO need the cysts operated on.. most DRs will elect to perform key hole surgery... where they just drain the fluid out - and wait to see if that gives the cyst a 'hint' to go away....
- note - a little known side-effect of the pill is that it significantly reduces cyst growth... so your Dr may recommend you take it all the time.. ( I got my cyst when I stopped the pill and started the injections.)
hope this info isn't overwhelming.. and I hope it all makes sense! :)
all the best... keep us updated!
I found out that I had a 6cm cyst on my right ovary when I had an ultrasound after my miscarriage. They called it a simple cyst. I had another ultrasound a month later and it had shrunk to 3cm. It never caused me any pain at all, if it hadn't been for the ultrasound, I never would have known it was there. I would assume that your doc would send you for another ultrasound in a month or so, and then take things from there, depending on what the cyst was doing. My doc said that if my cyst hadn't gone down, then I would need a laprascopy (sp?). Don't worry too much, they're pretty common.
I had an ovarian cyst (R. side) about 8cm when I was 18. It hurt like crazy when I was walking, and eventually ruptured. Felt like someone had stuck a hot poker in my ovary. It didn't seem to affect my fertility though.
Then last year when I was pregnant for the 2nd time I started getting pains in my lowre L.side when I was around 7 weeks and they discovered a 7cm ovarian cyst on my R. ovary again (apparently the pain can occur on the opposite side, it's called 'referred pain'), which they monitored and which fortunately went down over the next 10 weeks. When it's a cyst during pregnancy it's usually called a corpus luteum cyst and usually does decrease.
I am now pregnant for the third time (got pregnant first month of trying each time), so unless my L.ovary is working overtime, I'm happy to say that neither cyst affected my fertility.
I had two 5cm ovarian cysts on my right ovary when I was pregnant with Wyatt, unfortunately, I didn't even know I had them until they ruptured and the pain was worse than giving birth. Becuase I didn't know what was happening we thought we were loosing Wyatt, I was 5 months when it happened.
I just wanted to say thankyou to everyone who has written back to my posting. My husband and I have been really worried and it helps so much to hear other peoples stories.
I'll keep you all up to date.
Theresia mother of
I am sorry to here that. I was diagnosed with cysts when i was 16. I have 9 in my left ovary and then 4 in my right. I didn't undergo any surgery for this but put on a pill to control them. I did get some discomfort but no serious problems.
I was really worried that i would have trouble conceiving but i am currently pregnant with my first child and i was on the pill. So i believe that this is my little miracle baby. Hope all goes well for you.
I went for my second ultra sound scan on Tuesday. They said that the cyst was still there but had reduced by 1cm. So hopefully this is a good sign and it just keeps reducing. My doctors appointment is on This Tuesday coming. So I will keep you all informed on the results.
Theresia mother of
I've had a Complicated Ovarian cyst twice. Basically I was in pain, as I had started bleeding into the cyst after sex, which was causing pain due to pressure inside the ovary.
The first time I ended up having the cyst surgically removed, and the surgeon took my appendix out while he was in there. Major open surgery, and a while to fully recover, but I didn't lose the ovary. The cyst was the size of an orange.
The second time, I saw a specialist gynaecologist who did an ultrasound guided cyst aspiration - basically stuck a needle in through the abdomen sort of the same as for an amnio, sucked the contents of the cyst out, sent it to pathology for analysis, I was told take 2 panadol 4 hourly as needed, which was only really that night, and I was pregnant 4 weeks later, after 18 months of no success previously.
If I ever have another ovarian cyst, I'd be trying for the ultrasound procedure before lining up to be unzipped. That said, many ovarian cysts are never diagnosed, they just resolve on their own.
Hi everyone, Two days ago i had a dramatic time when i felt extremely intense abdominal pain, violent vomiting, fainting, fever etc. after sex and had to be rushed to the emergency section. After an ultrasound today i found I had about a 4cm cyst on my right ovary which had ruptured. OH MY GOD was it painful! I have never experienced pain like that be4, luckily there was no bleeding and fingers crossed i dont get an infection... My aunty has to have a hysterectomy due to ovarian cysts and I was very worried I would have the same fate but i stumbled across this site and now I am SO relieved hearing your stories about falling pregnant after cysts. Im only 21 so am waiting till later for babies but i got worried the cysts might do dammage. Cheers for your stories Im so relieved now!! Good luck for the future!
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