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September 30th, 2012, 09:35 PM
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So I know I have one on the right, they told me it was there when I went in for my first u/s on the 20th of this month. At the time it was only 2cm, and they said they don't worry unless it gets to 10cm. So, just curious, do they do anything in the meantime? And since I'm pregnant, if it did get out of hand, what would they do? My guess would be a needle aspiration or something like that, which doesn't sound fun. It's bugging me because I can feel it, it aches on the right side from time to time and sometimes makes me not want to be up and around much. I know the ol' routine of hot pack and Tylenol, I guess it's just I've never been diagnosed with one of these before and I don't know what to expect. Plus I've been spotting off and on, and cramping off and on for about 2 weeks now even though they told me it was normal the last time I mentioned it. That doesn't really reassure me after losing one 8 months ago.
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October 1st, 2012, 03:52 AM
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Don't stress! Most ovarian cysts are not problematic and dissolve on their own. They can be painful but you can get through this. Also, that is still pretty small. I'm glad you have access to good medical care so they can monitor the cyst, but most importantly...don't worry!

Here is a brief explanation I found a few days ago:

Ovarian Cysts Symptoms, Causes, Treatment - What are the risks of ovarian cysts during pregnancy? on MedicineNet (Basically, cysts during pregnancy don't vary much from cysts when you're not pregnant. Many women have cysts and don't even know it!)
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October 1st, 2012, 08:12 AM
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After my two boys, I was surprised when I went to my u/s and the tech said there was a cyst on my ovary. She said she'd talk to the doctor about it, but no bending and twisting. Doctor eventually called me and said it's nothing to worry about unless it causes me great pain.

Apparently it's very normal (from what I've read and what some of the ladies here have told me) and it should go away by 11-12 weeks. It does the job of the placenta until the placenta can take over. I'm sure if the cyst doesn't dissipate on its own or gets bigger, your doctor will talk to you about options.
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October 1st, 2012, 10:18 AM
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I have got them with every pregnancy, they should keep a eye on it to make sure it don;t get any bigger. They usually go away at 12 weeks, if i remember right.
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October 2nd, 2012, 12:00 AM
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I forgot to say, thank you everyone for your input!
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October 2nd, 2012, 12:13 AM
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Yes! I have two, both on my right side and both over 2cm. Doc said one is very common, two is unusual but still nothing to worry about unless it's causing a lot of pain. She said they secrete large amounts of progesterone until the placenta takes over at 12-14wks, which is the main cause of extreme tiredness (which has been my biggest complaint so far.. Glad to hear there's a reason and it's not in my head!) I think they just keep an eye on them as you go, so nothing to worry about for now
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October 2nd, 2012, 06:35 AM
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I had 2 oin my right ovary when I had my 6 week u/s, but they were both gone when I went back at 7 weeks. Their plan was to keep an eye on them. If they got too big, they would probably laparoscopically remove them. My sister had one during pregnancy that actually got so big it twisted and caused extreme pain and they removed it. Baby was born perfect!!
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