I should probably post this in the general pregnancy forum, but I've had bad luck getting threads to move on there. Maybe some of you have had experience with this!
I had a painful ovulation the month I got pregnant. I'm used to those, and I think it mostly comes down to visceral hypersensitivity and my body's response to a normal luteal cyst. I had ultrasounds on my ovaries last year and everything looked fine.
I continued to feel my ovary after conception, and that's how I knew I'd gotten pregnant (normally the pain goes away within a day after ovulation). My doc confirmed that I had a small cyst at my 8wk ultrasound, just the corpus luteum overdoing it a little bit, like normal. There was some fluid in the bottom of my uterus, too, probably from the cyst.
The twinges near my ovary finally went away after about week 10 or 11, right on schedule, and they were replaced by stretching and cramping and round ligament pain on both sides, as expected.
Now I swear I can feel my right ovary again, as painfully as ever, and it feels the exact same as when I ovulate. I feel it when I'm walking, when I sit down in a chair, when I straighten my leg lying on my back, all the places I always used to feel ovulation pain. I suspect a cyst, but naturally I didn't start feeling this until this weekend, and I just had an OB appointment on Thursday. My anatomy scan is scheduled for the 16th.
I suppose it could also just be round ligament pain, but this feels deeper, and I think I know (?) what RLP feels like at this point. But maybe it feels different once the belly starts growing. I don't know!
I just want to hear one person say, "Oh yeah, I had that too in my second trimester, and it went away on its own and I DIDN'T end up in the ER with ovarian torsion needing emergency surgery while pregnant."
Or, "Yeah, mine ruptured in the second trimester and I totally didn't bleed and have terrible pain and think I was miscarrying. It was painless and fine."
One person? This is the first real pregnancy fear I've had so far. All the rest of it has been so normal and healthy!
Last edited by indiana; 09-28-2014 at 02:30 PM.