- 7 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
I’m actually not married yet, but we’re hoping to start TTC immediately after the wedding.
My story: Everything was fine for me reproductively until January of this year. Normal, regular periods, no problems. But in January I developed a cyst on my left ovary and it messed up my period – it was a week late, and who knows if it was REALLY my period and not my cyst breaking apart – ew, I know, sorry for the TMI. It was extraordinarily painful but it was a follicular cyst and it went away on its own. Big sigh of relief.
Then I had a cyst-free cycle. It was shorter than usual, but I thought, whatever. It’ll go back to normal.
My next cycle though… on the very day AF was due, the familiar heaviness and pressure was back again. I went in for an ultrasound, and behold, my cyst had returned on the same ovary. This time I skipped my period entirely. I was in agony and the doctor put me on codiene. I was also a bit hysterical, imagining the cyst blowing my ovary to smithereens.
The doctor also put me on birth control at this point (FI and I are not sexually active). I kept asking him if this meant anything for my future fertility. He wouldn’t really answer my question, at one point he said, “No, it shows the process that needs to happen is happening.” But he was in a hurry and just kind of brushed it off… after looking at me weird.
That was in May. The pills helped. The cyst went away on its own (again). Follow up ultrasounds were all clear. I haven’t had a cyst since then. But this month (December) I forgot my pills while on vacation and by the time I got home I was waaaaay past the date when I would normally ovulate. So now I’m nervously wondering when I am going to get my period/if a cyst will return.
And if the cyst does return… I will freak out, not just because of the pain, but because I’m worried about what this means for having babies. I know I need to make an appt with the OBGYN and get his full take on it – he specializes in infertility, anyway. But I’m just worried I’m going to have these cysts every single month and it means I’m not ovulating, I’m making a cyst instead of putting out an egg.
Has anyone been through this? Had recurrent follicular cysts? I asked the doctor if he thought it was PCOS and he said, not at all. I am not overweight, I do have a single strand of annoying chin hair (oh, grossness) but prior to this I was as regular as rain. I always thought you couldn’t suddenly develop PCOS in your mid-20s, it was something that was there all along since puberty with the irregular periods etc.
I am sorry for how long this is and how disjointed… I guess I am just looking for anybody with some insight. My SIL is going through Recurrent Pregnancy Loss right now and I feel horrible being worried about myself, since I have no real diagnosed fertilty problem and we’re not trying. But but but… anybody?