cysts on my ovary – no big deal???

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1926 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I don’t have a TON of knowledge in this area, however I WILL say that I know of three women who had/have cysts on their ovaries and all of them had healthy children with no problem concieving. Just so ya know! Best of luck! 

Post # 5
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Most cysts are no big deal. I get them pretty severely on my right ovary. They’re quite painful and I get them every month.

I got pregnant when we were NTNP, so it did not effect my fertility what-so-ever.

Chances are, you will have NO issue getting pregnant, if they’re typical cysts.

Post # 8
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m 9 weeks pregnant and at my first u/s, the tech found a 1.5cm cyst.  We’ll be watching it because I’m pregnant and they can get out of control, but it hasn’t bothered me yet and didn’t affect my ability to get KU, as we got a BFP on our first try.

Post # 9
4140 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I get occasional cysts that are not dangerous to fertility, just painful. When the egg is released from your ovary it is encapsulated normally, and a cyst forms when is it being expelled from the ovary. In some cases, like mine, the cyst hangs around and is painful when it finally bursts. But it is within “normal” function of the ovary, not something that would cause scarring etc. 

They should go away on their own in time, but when they don’t… well. This article explains it better than I can.

Post # 10
6173 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsPhilly:  if the doctor says you are fine, you are probably fine.  if you want a second opinion, get a second opinion.

i am 32, getting married in 32 days.  i have a fibroid the size of my first on my left ovary, discovered about a year ago during a routine visit.  my gyn said best solution was to get pregnant ASAP.  i wasn’t even engaged yet, but i promised her i would be TTC within a year.  (i don’t think she quite believed me.  turned out i was 2 months off).

anyway, gyn sent me to a specialist and he said the location of the fibroid is fine and should not effect my fertility.  i was stressed and couldn’t wait for the time to come for me to start TTC, i wanted to start before the wedding.  FI didn’t agree.   

but the time has passed, at my routine gyn appt last month, gyn said relax and have fun trying to get pregnant.   if i am not pregnant after 3 months of trying, we will look into taking the next steps.


good luck to you, i’m sure everything will be fine.

Post # 11
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsPhilly:  I have horrible ovarian cysts and have for years. I have been put into the hospital from passing out due to the pain. Mine were also on my left ovary. Mine would get as large as an orange and then rupture so that caused the pain. I was put on high doseage birth control to get rid of them and it helped tremindously. But once I decided I wanted to have kids I stopped which was last December. And I’m happy to say I’m currently pregnant (7 months next week) so it is very possible to get pregnant after having cysts and it wasn’t hard at all.

Post # 12
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@MrsPhilly:  I have cysts, very very large ones, on my ovaries and I’ve had NO PROBLEM getting pregnant. 

Post # 13
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I developed a cyst on my left ovary while I was in college and my doctor put me on birth control to treat it. The cyst had been causing me to have two periods a month, as well as some minor pain. No issues since and its been years. He told me that it was super common and not to worry about it affecting fertility.

Post # 15
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have a co-worker AND a cousin with chronic cysts, and BOTH of them got pregnant first-cycle!

Post # 16
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MrsPhilly:  I tend to agree with previous posts: not to worry! A few months before my wedding (also, with an IUD) I had awful abdominal pain which turned out to be a ruptured cyst. During the u/s they discovered a 4 cm cyst on my left ovary and told me to get a follow up u/s a few months later. I went back a month before the wedding and it was there, about 5 cm. I decided to wait until after the wedding to revisit it because I was told by my doctor numerous times that it would likely resolve itself.

I was married in October and went back in November for another u/s and the cyst was GONE. Absolutely no trace of it whatsoever. I’m not TTC (for another 2 weeks or so!) so I can’t attest to that, but it is true that cysts are mostly harmless, are painful if they rupture, but mostly collapse on their own. I hope that’s the same case for you!

I’ve only had one other rupture and Aleve helped quite a bit. I was 27 with my first rupture and am now 30.

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