Post # 1
So this morning we went for our first ultrasound. (First pregnancy) I know it’s still very early but my doctor performs a vaginal ultrasound after a confirmation of pregnancy.
I was looking for at least a tiny dot but got a little worried when she first said she found one fibroid, which I never knew I had, then she found one cyst (which I’ve had in the past, but was cleared of cysts last year).
I didnt expect these news so I didnt even know what to ask. All I asked was ‘is that bad?’ and she says it was normal. They’re very small but now I’m wondering if they can grow as my pregnancy progresses?
I will of course ask her for more info but just wanted to know if any of you have had a similar experience and how it turned out?
Post # 2
Nothing to worry about whatsoever. Fibroids and cysts are extremely common. Cysts are only a problem if the situation is preventing ovulation… problem solved, you definitely ovulated! As for fibroids, they have to be ridiculously large before they’re a potential issue. My mom had three fibroids that the doc considered large during her pregnancy with my sister and she had no complications. I also had a couple fibroids with my third baby and had no problems from them. I’m actually surprised your doctor even mentioned those things as they’re not anything worth being concerned about but by bringing it up she has set you to worrying. She should have handled that differently.
ETA:. no, they are not likely to grow during the pregnancy. Just forget she said anything. Really, it’s soooo common and no big deal. Enjoy your pregnancy.
Post # 3
gimmepretty : thank you so much for the response! Fortunately I feel really good about this pregnancy. I haven’t worried at all and just hearing this threw me off guard. You calmed my nerves, thank you for that.
Post # 4
I don’t know about fibroids, but having a cyst on your ovary is normal during pregnancy. Iirc is provides progesterone. Not sure if that is what she was referring to or not.
Post # 5
I have fibroids and large ones. I have one right now and I’m 16 weeks pregnant. It is just growing right along side of the baby! There is nothing to worry about, as it isn’t putting any pressure on the baby, it isn’t near the baby and it won’t effect anything at this point. I am the 4th of my friends to have a pregnancy and a fibroid (I have had 3 surgeries in the past to remove fiborids) and not one person has had a complication yet.
Post # 6
- Wedding: January 2021 - Dracut, Massachusetts
Both of those things are super common. I code a lot of OB u/s’ for my job. I gotta say at least 6/10 the woman has one or both of those. One of the articles I had to read to get my CEU’s was about fibroids and it stated 80% of caucasion women, and 90% of african american women have fibroids. They don’t really cause a problem unless they are HUGE. If it causes you any issues after you give birth- they can shave it down or remove it completly. Cyst’s usually resolve on their own.
Post # 7
Did they tell you how large and the location of the fibroid? My RE told me that fibroids are like real estate – all about location.
That said, I have a 14cm fibroid that’s outside of the uterus and am 11 weeks pregnant. Every doctor has told me not to worry and there’s nothing we can do about it anyway (but of course I worry anyway, I’m only human!) Likely we’re both fine, but I know it’s nerve wracking.
blondie603 : have you seen people with firboids as large as mine? Do you know if they caused problems during the pregnancy?
Post # 9
Not sure why my comment won’t post… try again! I had a fibroid the size of a softball during my pregnancy and delivered a healthy 8lb baby. You and baby will be fine! 🙂
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2017 - California
Not sure about the cyst part, but I have a couple of fibroids, one of which is fairly large. In my case, my RE said the location wasn’t a threat to my last pregnancy (which ended for unrelated reasons) but he did note that fibroids tend to get larger so mine will likely get larger as I age and may pose more of a threat in the future. I didn’t ask my RE about growth of fibroids during pregnancy itself but I have read that it can happen. If your doctor thought the location was problematic, she certainly would have let you know, so I suspect that she will continue to monitor them as your pregnancy progresses but typically there is nothing to do in this scenario and you can certainly have a normal pregnancy with fibroids present. A lot of women have them and have no issues with pregnancy.