Any mamas here ever deal with simple ovarian cysts? Please share your experiences and insight! Thank you.
Yes. I wound up in the ER with one when I was (newly) pregnant. Luckily it went away on its own over time. It wasn't a huge surprise as my mother dealt with a lot of issues with her reproductive system, cysts being a big part of that. Simple cysts are not much to worry about. Complex cysts are the ones that run the risk of cancer forming. The pain sucks but you can't really do much about it. Sometimes they will go away peacefully on their own, sometimes they stay, and sometimes they rupture. You'll know if it ruptures - it's extremely painful.
Thank you for your response Jenn, did yours rupture? Is that why you had to go to the ER? Seems really scary!
No mine did not rupture, I just had severe pain one morning after waking up. I also had a kidney stone (which passed at 37 wks after a super fun hospital stay 🙄) and kidney cyst (still there) so it was the perfect storm for pain haha. I never had pain from the ovarian cyst after that though and at my 20 week ultrasound it was gone. Apparently cysts are very common in early pregnancy because it's your body's way of telling the ovaries not to release any more eggs. They usually go away on their own in that case. I know about rupturing because my mom had a few that ruptured. She's a tough lady and she struggled through those times.
I had really cyst around 8cm and would pain every month during my cycle. (I got this cyst after I had MC) pain killers were killing me and was hard to move. I tried turmeric milk ( boil milk and add pinch of turmeric- sugar if you like sweet. Also, called as Golden milk) and coconut water. These 2 things helped me sooooo much that just in few weeks pain was gone. I also, did not eat/drink any caffeine.
Thanks for the tips! I love golden milk, now I have more of a reason to make it more. Avoiding caffeine, I love my morning coffee, will be tough but I guess it will be worth it. Although right now I’m not pregnant and I’m not in any pain from the cysts.
Jenn, I’m absolutely terrified of a rupture!! From what I’ve read, it’s terribly excruciating. I wish there was a way to prevent a rupture.
I had several before having kids. Nothing has been pointed out on an ultrasound since. I remember the pain when they ruptured, and it was extremely uncomfortable.
There are risks associated with ruptures but that doesn't necessarily doom you. It's generally not a life or death situation... you'll get through it if it happens! It could be much worse.
Yes i actually ended up in ER once with one of my experiences. They thought it was appendicitis because of my symptoms but turned out to just be a ruptured ovarian cyst. My symptoms started out as feeling sick and nauseated and then turned into a bloated stomach and sharp unbearable pain (and i have a very high pain tolerance).