(Closed) Recurrent ovarian cysts and ttc

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@Magdalena: Welcome to the catch-22 of polycystic ovaries! The main side effect is infertility and the cure is pregnancy… go figure!

Thankfully in this day and age, even if natural conception is difficult, theres still a bunch of ways we can conceive with medical intervention so don’t stress too much about it. Either way it really is a highly individual thing, as I have friends in the same boat who conceived without trying from the first time, so i’ts one of those things that you won’t know, until you start trying.

Hubby and I plan to start TTC soon too and i’ve had a history of cysts for 17 years so I’m dreading it, but other than relaxing and having fun trying, there’s nothing else to do about it in the beginning. If after 6 months there’s no BFP i’ll go seek other forms of treatment.

Good luck to you! 🙂

 

 

Post # 4
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423 posts
Helper bee

I get cysts pretty regularly as well.  I wouldn’t say I have PCOS but starting my senior year of college, pretty irregularly and not always at the same time during my cycle (but usually around ovulation) I would get severe sharp stabbing pains espcially in my right lower abdomen.  It took me to the ER twice thinking I had appendicitis and both times the nurses told me I “probably have ovarian cysts.”  I’ve never had an US however and every doctor I tell about it seems to just brush it off and say it’s the type of BC I was on.  Well changing my birth control didn’t help.  I’m not sure how similar my situation is to yours since I always had regular periods, just cysts mixed in.  Then I unexpectedly got pregnant 6 months after our wedding.  Being pregnant was the best thing ever because like the OBGYN said to me, well you don’t have to worry about cysts while you are pregnant.  

Today Kayla is 7 months old and I’m exclusively breastfeeding and I’ve had 4 periods and my lovely cyst-like pain has come back expecially around the times I’m assuming I’ve ovulating.  Personally, I can’t wait to get pregnant again. 🙂

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@dchokiebride3: If the pain you get is usually around the time you’re ovulating, then what you are experiencing is probably mittelschmerz, not ovarian cysts. 🙂

(Mittelschmerz is one-sided, lower abdominal pain that occurs in women at or around the time of ovulation and 1 in 5 women experience it.)

Post # 6
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Helper bee

@Claire_2010: Wow really!?  What is that…I’m going to google it now.  Ugh everyone just kept telling me it was probably cysts…and by the time I could make an appointment if I got the pain it was gone….

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