ttc and ovarian cysts

posted 2 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Hi! I am sorry that you are TTC with no luck yet. It’s very taxing and emotional. 

I conceived my first baby with absolutely no problem. Cycle 1. I had textbook 28 day cycles, ovulating on day 15.

When I went in for my first ultrasound when I was pregnant, they noted a cyst on each ovary. They said that one was a corpus luteum cyst (which secretes progesterone until the placenta takes over) and that the other one was likely an ovarian cyst, but they couldnt’ tell me which one was which.

Now, we are TTC #2 with no luck after 2 cycles. My periods are so irregular. I went in to talk to her about it and she did bloodwork and an ultrasound. I had my ultrasound yesterday and it showed that I have a 2.9 cm cyst on my left ovary. I do not have pain though. Basically, she said that there was no debris in the cyst so it didn’t look like it would hinder anything, but that if I wasn’t pregnant 3 months from now, they would re-check.

 

Good luck!!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Gypsygal6:  Yep! Everything checked out okay! Now it is just hoping we catch the egg! Maybe we will be on a birth month board together. Make sure to update after the ultrasound. I’m interested to see how it turns out for you!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

MrsMaskatoBe:  Not trying to conceive here (only 21).. but I have several follicular ovarian cysts on both ovaries. I was in pretty bad pain when they were first confirmed on an ultra sound a little over a year ago and it subsided shortly after..I still get sharp pain in my lower abdomen about once every month or so, but it doesnt last long, maybe a few hours tops. 

MY obgyn told me that it may be difficult for me to concieve due to the size of my cysts (cant recall how big they were) but that its not impossible and obviously I have tons of time before I start trying, so hopefully they just go away. sorry I cant comment further or give any experience on TTC but best of luck to you ! Im sure you will get your BFP soon. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

mckey430:  Thank you!! Do you think that your pain once a month could be ovulation pain or are you on birth control?

Post # 8
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Busy bee

MrsMaskatoBe:  omg im so sorry i just realized that i directed my reply to you instead of the OP Gypsygal6 (hopefully you read my response above) but to answer your question MrsMaskatoBe, my OB put me on the birth control pill however, I stopped taking it about 6 months in because i was having wacky side effects and havent gon back to try a different kind. (irresponsible I know lol) 

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Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

Gypsygal6:  I had “watery” follicular ovarian cysts bout 2 years ago.. My doctor, who didn’t explain it very well to me at all or give me much information, put me on birth control and they went away as far as I can feel (they caused pain when I was having a bowel movement, and irregular period). I don’t think the cysts were enormous or she would have said something, but she didn’t seem to think it was going to be a problem.

So I think my cysts have cleared up and we’re on month 2 of well timed BD with no baby. That could be anything, I really don’t think it’s the cysts though… who knows.

This probably didn’t help lol. Just my experience FWIW!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I’m sure you’ve consulted Dr Google but I found this helpful:

from the Mayo clinic:

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<h2>Is there a link between ovarian cysts and fertility?</h2>
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Some ovarian cysts can be associated with decreased fertility. However, it depends on the type of ovarian cyst you have.

Ovarian cysts that can affect your fertility include:

  • Endometriomas. Endometriomas (en-doe-me-tree-OH-muhs) are cysts caused by endometriosis, a condition in which the tissue normally lining your uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus. These ovarian cysts may be associated with fertility problems.
  • Ovarian cysts resulting from polycystic ovary syndrome.Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition marked by many small cysts in your ovaries, irregular periods and high levels of certain hormones. PCOS contributes to problems with fertility in some women.

Unless they become very large, these types of ovarian cysts don’t affect fertility:

  • Functional cysts. Functional cysts — such as follicular cysts or corpus luteum cysts — are the most common type of ovarian cyst. Functional cysts form during a normal menstrual cycle and don’t cause or contribute to infertility. In fact, functional cysts actually indicate that the necessary functions leading to fertility are taking place.
Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Hi, I had a hemmoragic 2.5cm cyst on my left ovary for about a year until it finally dissolved. My pain was like yours- mild and hurt a bit more from the left ovary when ovulating. I did notice when I had the cyst my periods were actually lighter and they still are. I got pregnant in our 14th cycle of TTC but unfortunetly ended in a checmical pregnancy 🙁 I do not feel that the cyst was an issue because I did finally conceive but I haven’t done enough research or testing yet to know for sure.

I often wonder if the reason I have lighter periods is because of thin endometrial lining and that is why I had a chemical. But they are so common too so I don’t know. If I have reocurrant chemicals I will have a doctor confirm that.

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