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Just wondering if anyone has any insights, suggestions, experience...
I have had painful ovarian cysts in my last 2 pregnancies (thought to be simple, fluid-filled sacs). Some of them ruptured during my 2nd pregnancy, some ruptured during that birth (yes, ouch). U/s ~6 wks pp that time showed smaller/fewer cysts than during that pg, and pp, things were pretty uneventful (ie, no pain). I had somewhat smaller/fewer cysts this last time around, but still painful. No rupturing during the pg or birth. And now... I've had pain (from what I *know* are the cysts) pretty much since a month or so pp. I didn't mention it at my 6 wk pp visit, in part because it was pretty minor at that point, and in part because I figured it would just fade away (it hasn't; it's intensified). I'm a little surprised/annoyed that they are "active" now; they haven't been like this outside of pg before. (Also, I had what seemed to be my first pp AF at ~6 1/2 wks pp--much, much sooner than after my 1st 2 kids--and I think my *other* ovary may have ovulated a week or so ago.)
I'm kind of at a loss as to what to do. If I see my ob, I think we'll probably just do another u/s (I've had many over the past few years, last one at ~35 wks in the last pg), and we'll be saying, "Yes, there they are." We'll count them, measure their diameter, maybe discuss (yet again) the possibility of surgery if she thinks they're too big or if I think they're too painful.
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