(Closed) Ovarian cyst and missed period

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

jb129:  Cysts are completely normal and every single woman will get a cyst at some point in their lives. Most women don’t even know about it because, unless they experience pain, or happen to have an ultrasound at that time, there are no other symptoms. So take a deep breath. You’ll be okay!

I once had 8 cysts on my ovaries at one time (I have PCOS), and my ovaries have no scaring or any issues because of those cysts. 

My guess, you didn’t ovulate and the follicle that was growing turned into a cyst. If you don’t ovulate, you don’t get a period.

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

So I’m honestly just guessing here, but it sounds like you started TTC in January, which is about the same time as your cycles started looking off. Maybe the stress of TTC has caused some delayed ovulation or a longer cycle? This could explain the strange temps and the delayed period. My other thought was that if you tested a week ago, maybe test again just to make sure you’re not pregnant. Depending on when you ovulated, it may have been too early to detect a pregnancy last week. Better safe than sorry! 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
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Are you still temping?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

jb129:  I’m sure it’s possible. But if you don’t ovulate, you don’t get the progestorone drop off which tells your uterus to shead. This is a common problem women with PCOS have. No ovulation and therefore no period. 

Others are right as well, it could just be delayed ovulation due to stress and you tested early. There could be multiple reasons as to what is happening. Regardless, the cyst isn’t a problem so you shouldn’t be worried about that. I’d go grab another test just to see what happens. At least you can start eliminating some possibilities.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

You’re right PP, you can still get a period without ovulating.

As for the cyst, 8 cm is quite large- did the doctor not suggest removing it?

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Ok good! I’m glad there’s follow up! Good luck with your appointment. Hopefully you’ll be able to get some answers then.

Post # 12
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Helper bee

jb129:  I was having very regular cycles and out of the blue the month before we were going to start trying for #2 my period was 10 days late and I never had my usual ovulation pains. Next month we start trying and I had VERY painful ovulation. I ended up getting pregnant and low and behold at my first ultrasound they found a 9mm cyst on my right ovary (the side that was super painful around ovulation). I definitely think it was all related. Anyways, they said not to worry about the cyst at all, it would likely resolve itself. I had an ultrasound at 20 weeks and it had shrunk to 5mm. I’m 35 weeks pregnant and have had zero issues with the cyst. I’m having another ultrasound tomorrow to check on it. They’ll do another at 6 weeks postpartum and at that time may decide to remove it. the only real concern is it twisting your ovary. My doc said if I ever have pain that causes me to double over, even if it only lasts a second and goes away, to go in immediately so they can catch it before it twists the ovary, since this can lead to losing an ovary.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

itsssmeee83:  was your cyst 9mm or cm though? Because pp’s is 8 cm which is a lot considering an ovary is on average 3-5 cm. Ladies with PCOS who have cysts typically have over 12 cysts per ovary ranging from 2-9 mm so that’s why one the size you had isn’t much of a concern thankfully!! 😊

Not trying to worry you pp- if your doctor is happy with monitoring right now that is definitely a positive sign. 

ETA- it’s also a great sign that you don’t have any pain associated with the cyst!!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by  MrsMellyBean.
Post # 15
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Helper bee

MrsMellyBean:  sorry totally meant CM! About the size of an orange Originally.

jb129:  I hope it resolves itself for you. My ultrasound today showed it had shrunk to 1cm. They said under 3cm is normal. Lack of pain is a good sign! I have had some random pinching on that side since I found out, but I think I noticed it so much more after I knew I had the cyst. Good luck with everything!

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 3 months ago by  itsssmeee83.

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