Originally Posted by Katie34
But I thouhgt ovarian cysts were really common! I felt it start- at ovulation 4 months ago- felt the o pain and then cramps. And then it has hurt for 4 months off and on. Sems to hurt more when I drink coffee or eat sugar and less when I don't.
so I just made an appointment with a natropathic doctor to see what she has to say.
If a cyst gets so big like a softball, can't you feel it pushing on your abdomen?
How do I know if this is a cyst actually?
I just really hate electronic invasive procedures. I read that an u/s heats up the tissue and that scares me.
And I am ttc and I want to keep my yoni pure if I can.
Anyone think its ok to not have the u/s?
what did women do to dignose a cyst before u/s's were so common?
Yes, ovarian cysts can be aggravated with bad diet. And they are very common. In fact, the egg that is released during ovulation was in a cyst. You make multiple cysts (though very tiny ones) during each cycle, only one of which will break and release a fertile egg. It's the ones that choose to hang around that are some cause for concern.
That being said, an u/s will just check to make sure if it's a common one that shouldn't cause any concern or whether its one that needs more treatment. In general small cysts can cause pain, but because they're small most gynos won't do anything about them unless they get really big. In which case, surgery is safer than doing nothing, since, if it were to burst, hemorrhaging would occur.
Most women probably did nothing unless the cyst became huge. Even then, there are stories of women living with huge fibroids too, so I don't think that would help much. If it's a watery cyst, most of the time, it will go away on its own. If it is solid, it won't and you (figurative you, not you, lol) would be stuck with the pain for life unless you went in for surgery.
The cyst won't interfer with your ttc, at least, it doesn't with me. As for the u/s causing your yoni to be impure--the u/s technician will only be looking at your ovary, not your uterus. Since they know where the cyst is, they will focus their attention there. You can also ask them to only look there. Also, if it's causing you pain, your body is telling you to get it checked out. For the record, I am terrified of surgery. I was forced into the c/s because I had been in labor for 22 hours and they wouldn't let me go longer. It was only when the c/s was over that they found it.
As for feeling it, I was pregnant the whole time, so all the pulling achiness I attributed to ds. And my dad had appendicitis without knowing he did (funny story: he was serving his mandatory term in the greek military & pretended to have stomach pains. Doc said he had to have surgery. Dad couldn't argue without risking imprisonment, so went through with it. That's where they found the almost rupturing appendix).
Originally Posted by naturalcurls
Did you find any remedies that worked for these? Maybe they would work for the cyst's that linger?
I figured it was a cyst just from the location and type of pain, but the u/s confirmed it. I wouldn't want to do remedies for a cyst and then find out that a cyst was not causing the pain.
Other than eating well, not really. I also read somewhere that cysts are common when one's creative juices are held back. In my case I can see that as a pattern. During the whole pregnancy, due to my first late miscarriage, I wasn't allowed to do a lot of things. Things like starting my own business, walking, etc. I was also scared because I didn't know the cause for my first loss, so I didn't allow myself to even feel excited & happy about my baby until I was about 34 weeks along. So I think that had a large part to play in my giant cyst.