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I'm starting to hate going to the doctor.

post #1 of 7
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Every.single.time there is something wrong.  Nothing involving the baby, TG! but annoying!!!

 

So today the doctor looked at the results of my ultrasound from Tuesday and I got to ask her about the cyst on my ovary.  She said it is 6 cm (hello, that's the same size as the baby!) and she told me that it could rupture or twist and cut off its own blood supply which requires emergency surgery to remove it.  I have another u/s next month, and hopefully it will go away on its own...shrinking preferred over rupturing because I guess it's pretty painful when they are so big. 

 

I had an u/s two weeks ago, so she pulled that out and said I didn't have a giant cyst then, but I had "many small cysts" on both ovaries. I don't know what the heck is going on, I never had one before that I know about. I have visions of something going wrong while I'm at work and a coworker driving me to the hospital...

 

My next appt I am seeing a midwife. Maybe the doctors are bad luck.

post #2 of 7

Sorry to hear that doctor vista aren't going so well, but it's great that your baby is fine!

 

Maybe this will help relive your mind: All women have cysts on their ovaries.  When your egg is released, the sac left behind turns into a cyst and slowly goes away on it's own.  There are also other sorts of cysts that don't release eggs and are normal.  So having lots of cysts on your ovaries is pretty typical.  I'm not sure of size, exactly, but I do know that 1 cm is considered small.  

 

There are different sorts of cysts, some normal, some not.  So this may not be anything to worry about, but worth looking into.  

 

Good luck with your midwife visit!  I have always found midwives to be more knowledgeable about women's bodies and less worried about the "what if."  

post #3 of 7

Yeah, ^what she said.

 

Every single time I get pregnant, one of my cycsts gets big, then ruptures. It sucks. But really, not THAT bad. I would never let them freak me out about it. I've never had any surgery or anything like that and I know a lot of women who experience the same thing.

 

Good luck with the MW....it sounds like you could use a nice, relaxing visit and I hope you get it!

post #4 of 7
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I guess the size is what makes it a problem- if I wasn't pg, they would treat it right away and remove it if the shot didn't work.  It seems like the best thing would be if it shrunk by itself, but usually pregnancy related cysts do that before 12 weeks, not get bigger or appear at 12 weeks.  The second best would be if it ruptured without internal bleeding. she said it would be very painful because of the size. But not an ER situation like a torsion.

 

The midwives are in the same practice, but I still feel like less happens to go wrong at those appointments. Just a crazy coincidence, I'm sure!  My next appt is with the midwife who caught my 7 year old and I haven't seen her since, so that's kinda cool.

post #5 of 7

I HATE going to the dr that's a big reason why i chose to go UP with the last one and this one. 

post #6 of 7

I dunno, I think I'd rather know about the cyst and the potential for it to painfully rupture BEFORE it happens, that way if it DOES happen, you're not worried all of a sudden that you've got a rupturing ectopic pregnancy freakishly late or losing the baby or something like that, you know? 

 

Still, hopefully your next appointment is less eventful and the cyst decides to go away. 

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by saimeiyu View Post

I dunno, I think I'd rather know about the cyst and the potential for it to painfully rupture BEFORE it happens, that way if it DOES happen, you're not worried all of a sudden that you've got a rupturing ectopic pregnancy freakishly late or losing the baby or something like that, you know? 

 

Still, hopefully your next appointment is less eventful and the cyst decides to go away. 


I totally agree! If I didn't know it was there it could be a terrifying experience!  It hasn't been bothering me as much, so I am hopeful that it is shrinking! 

 

There was actually more to the appointment that was frustrating... I forgot to mention this part that really was disappointing. LOL  She had this prescription for me (another annoying story that I won't get into), and she said not to start it until I was out of the first trimester, on Dec. 26th!!! That is when I am 14 weeks and two days!  It's not that far off, but in my head I was thinking 13 weeks, which would be Dec. 18 (today!) and she threw in another week!  I've not made it to 40 weeks with either pregnancy, so I am going with 13 weeks being the end!

 

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