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Ovary issue
Shell1979 posted:
Since making a trip to the ER when I was 6 weeks pregnant because of extreme pain the doctors discovered that my ovary was 7cm and one of my cysts on my right ovary ruptured. Radiology checked the flow of my ovary and it was fine at the time. Since then I have had my right ovary checked to see if the size went down however the flow to my ovary has slowly stopped. The doctors said I might have twisted my ovary during the time I went to the ER but the funny thing is I'm not in extreme pain just mild discomfort if I sit too long or I walk more than 30 minutes at a time. At this point don't know what the doctors are going to do with me, I'm 17 weeks now and baby is fine, but wondering if anyone has experience this before or knows someone who has?
hgreenwood7058 responded:
Its very common to have cysts in pregnancy especially in the beginning because you get a corpus luteum cyst and then you ovulate and usually they dissolve. Sometimes they don't and they close themselves back up and then they twist or rupture which causes all that pain you described. Was it your ovary size they said was 7cm or the fluid volumn of the ovary? I ask because usually they say a measurement like 2.3x3.4x2.8 or something along those lines. I ask because with me they didn't do anything special. They just said mine may rupture (I had the same thing where I had quite a bit of pain and I knew I had a cyst. And I have pcos with a hystory of hemorraghic where the cysts rupture. They just said it could rupture and they usually don't do anything). I am not sure as far as what they would do though if your ovary twisted causing no blood flow. If may be something they watch or decide on an action once you have delivered.Best wishes.
Shell1979 replied to hgreenwood7058's response:
Thank you for the reply hgreenwood. The doctors said the ovary was 7cm and the second time it got larger, but didn't tell me how large. I too am diagnosed with pcos and I had to go on clomid to be able to conceive. My right ovary always had more cysts than my left. Hope when I see the doctors again they decide what to do or let me get a second opinion.
hgreenwood7058 replied to Shell1979's response:
Clomid can do that to you. I can't remember off the top of my head what its called but hopefully they will just watch you carefully and then once baby is born and your hormones begin to drop (since hormones were already higher with the clomid and then with the pregnancy it gives you even more of them lovely hormones). Gotta love PCOS and meds. Keep us posted on what they decide to do. I am interested. best wishes
Shell1979 replied to hgreenwood7058's response:
Talked to my doctor and she and the people she consulted with said they wanted to wait until the baby is born before they remove the ovary. I don't have any pain and it's not effecting the baby. The ovary went down in size because it's dying off and the only concern at this point is infection. So far baby and I are doing fine, thank you for your concern.

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