Post # 1
I got ultra sound results today. I have/had 2 cysts on my left ovary. I’m concerned… she said it’s very common and not a big deal and shouldn’t affect my feritility at all and that it would only be concerning if I had many, but since I don’t it’s not a big deal.
I have to go back in 3 months for another ultra sound to see how it’s changed etc. She said not to worry about fertility, just that fertility gets harder as we get older (duh). I’m 29 and married next year (a month before I turn 30) and so long as I’ve found a job (I’m in a 1 year post grad program at the moment) we’ll be trying right after.
Anyone have experience with this? should I be concerned? Is it true that it’s common and not an issue?
I have regular cycles and an IUD. After my IUD, I had a lot of cramping, particularly severe on my left side… but that’s subsided and doesn’t really happen anymore….
Post # 3
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 # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@MrsPhilly: Some cysts are normal and won’t cause any problems while others can definitely affect your fertility. Did the doctor explain what type of cysts they were? I would definitely follow up and get a second opinion if you’re not satisfied with the answer.
Post # 5
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 # 6
@beachbride1216: I met with the nurse practitioner and they were running late so I had to rush the appointment bc I had to get to class. I didn’t get to ask all the questions I probably would have bc I felt flustered at being in a rush.
She did say they didn’t find any endometriosis which had been a slight concern, and she didn’t say what kind they were but just that they were super common and not to be concerned about fertility. She said the ultra sound techs wanted me to give a blood sample for a pregnancy test, but I have an IUD and had my period since the US so I know I’m definitely not pregnant.
So I have to go give the blood test and then another US in a couple months and follow up on that.
I’m just scared that I will struggle to get pregnant. I didn’t even really want to start trying right after the wedding bc we’ll be just getting on our feet and I wanted to buy a house first. But it sounds like given my age and that I am developing cysts, I should start trying right after the wedding :S
Post # 7
@urchin: That’s reassuring! I’m sorry yours are so painful! Mine used to be for about 6 months after my IUD… like, would come in waves that would last 10 seconds or so… I couldn’t walk or talk, just breath thru it and then a few minutes later would get another wave… would only happen on day 1 of my period… and only on the left side. But that has stopped in the last 5 – 7 months
Post # 8
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
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
@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
@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
@MrsPhilly: I have cysts, very very large ones, on my ovaries and I’ve had NO PROBLEM getting pregnant.
Post # 13
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 # 14
thanks guys!! all of this is very reassuring! I know my dr said not to worry, but I guess I can’t help it since the only friend I know who has cysts is having major fertility problems. She also has severe endometriosis tho so I know that is the cause of it for her. But she has cysts too so I can’t help but feel nervous about the common link.
Hopefully you’re all right and it’s no big deal! I’m glad that we’ll be doing a follow up in a couple months and I’ll have another chance to get all my questions answered by my Dr.
Post # 15
I have a co-worker AND a cousin with chronic cysts, and BOTH of them got pregnant first-cycle!
Post # 16
@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.