(Closed) Anyone have ovary cyst but not PCOS?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have had I don’t know how many cysts, and they have all reabsorbed and went away on their own. If yours doesn’t, I believe they will monitor you and if it continues to grow and not reabsorb, they may have to go in and remove it themselves.

 

Post # 5
Member
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@redheadem:  

I had a decent sized “complex ovarian cyst” last summer. Complex basically means it is filled with blood, or solids rather than clear fluid. I was having a lot of pain and it was revealed after an internal ultrasound. I went google/webmd crazy and scared the hell out of myself. Don’t do that! My doctor was insistent that I didn’t need to get overly nervous. We reexamined it with another ultrasound 6 weeks later and it had completely resolved itself. It’s important to remember many, many, many women have ovarian cysts that resolve themselves without ever being detected. A lot of times a corpus luteum cyst can form from ovulation when the follicle begins producing mass amounts of estrogen (medical professionals correct me if I’m wrong here.) From what I was told it’s a pretty common cyst, and like I said many women never ever realize they have it. Best of luck and keep us posted!

Post # 6
Member
3947 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have a history of cysts and 90% of them have gone away on their own.  However, I have had to have surgery twice in the case that they grew so large that they were actually pushing around my ovaries :/

Post # 7
Member
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Yeah, I personally wouldn’t be nervous if I were you. If they don’t go away within about 6 months (depending on size and location), then there might be need for worry. But I wouldn’t sweat it now. Its a lot more common than you would think, trust me on that one!

Post # 8
Member
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@KateByDesign:  can you give more details on the ones you had surgery on, if you don’t mind? Did you notice more pain in those? How long from first being detected before they were removed? Were you on birth control? What type of surgery did they do?

I ask because I am no longer on bc and have been having some odd abdominal pain. I have a doc appt in a couple weeks, so I’m trying to prepare myself with information in case it ends up being another cyst (I was on bc with all the others, and they all reabsorbed, so I’m not sure if no longer being on bc will cause them to linger)

Post # 9
Member
3947 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MrsSl82be:  All of the times I have developed a cyst, I was not on birth control.  My body doesn’t react well to BC, so I’d rather take the chance with a cyst and have a miserable month than a miserable every day.  

But with the cysts I had to have surgery on, yes.  They were ALOT more painful.  Nowadays when I have abdominal pain I don’t bother going to the Dr. because I know when it’s a cyst.  Sex is more uncomfortable and bowels movements come with a lot more pressure.  The Dr.’s can’t do anything unless it’s sizeable enough for surgery.  

The times that I had surgery they were sizeable enough, there were more than one, I couldn’t walk, and they were in danger of bursting.  The surgery is a laprascopic surgery and there is discomfort for about 4-5 days after the surgery as your stitches heal.

If you’re not at the emergency room right now then there’s a 98% chance you won’t be having surgery and this is going to go away on its own.  They are extremely common. 

Post # 10
Member
6350 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Ovarian cysts are very common, and a single cyst is not a smptom of PCO, let alone PCOS (a lot of people confuse the two, and they’re very different: PCO (polycystic ovaries) is basically where you have mutliple cysts, usually, small ones (this can be common with certain methods of contraception esp progestogen only ones); PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is where you have multile ovarian cysts, as well as an imbalance in hormones and excess testosterone which can cause other symptoms inc excess hair, facial hair, and difficulty losing weight.

Usually, treatment will depend on the size of the cyst. Small cysts are usually left alone, as tyically, they will disappear without treatment. Larger cysts (greater than 5cm) might be removed via key-hole surgery, or else monitored regularly. Treatment can also depend on the type of cyst eg as an above poster has said, some are blood-filled, and often, they like to remove these as they can cause complications if they burst.

My advice would be not to worry until you know more 🙂

Post # 11
Member
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@KateByDesign:  awesome, thanks for the info. Definitely gives me perspective on what I need to look out for 😉

Post # 14
Member
3799 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a nice sized cyst on each ovary. They give me pains, and I get ultrasounds every few months. I don’t have PCOS. They are annoying, and you can have them removed if they bother you a lot. I have just been hoping mine shrink on their own. My doctor told me it is actually normal to have this happen.

ETA: DONT GOOGLE THIS. Just wait to talk to the doctor. I googled and was in tears, having diagnosed myself with cancer, infertility and a miriad of other things with just one click of a button!

Post # 15
Member
208 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@redheadem:  

Wait for the doctor! Online reading on health issues is the devil! I swear I was convinced it was ovarian cancer. I was thinking “well I did lose some weight,” “oh I do get bloated!” Honenstly, I was a hot mess. Haha. I was losing my mind for those 6 weeks!

Post # 16
Member
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have dealt with two large cysts in the last year. One was last June (after taking Clomid) and I did have to have it surgically removed. It was 7cm and my doc said that if it ruptured, my ovary could be completely damaged and considering that was my only good side (with a fallopian tube), I went for the surgery right away. This past month I had another large cyst that didn’t shrink while on birth control a few months back (for IVF) and my doctor aspirated it during my egg retrieval. Both times mine didn’t shrink with birth control or on their own. But often that does happen. If it doesn’t within a few months, I would have it removed.

The topic ‘Anyone have ovary cyst but not PCOS?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors