10cm ovarian cyst! Should I be worried?

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Last week I found out I was pregnant and then started to spot a little so I ended up going in for an ultrasound to make sure I wasn't miscarriaging- which I'm not. Thank God!

However, when I was having the scan they noticed I had a cyst which would have explained the pain in my lower abdomen. The cyst is 10.7cm on my left ovary and they won't look at it any further whilst am pregnant as it's too risky for the baby which I 100% am okay with however, on my notes it said it's possibly a dermoid cyst or a hemorrhagic cyst.

I am just concerned whether or not if this erupts what may happen to baby or me and reading other posts of other ladies having their ovaries taken out because of cysts I am now in a huge panic!

Should I be worried? What are the risks?

Thank you in advance!

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    I would get a second opinion. I was trying to concieve when mine was discovered, it was 10cm also. My gynacologist says that I was lucky this was found before I got pregnant, otherwise they would have to operate in me while pregnant. Dirty I don't want to scare you! Mine was also squashing my uterus to one side and was in a lot of pain do yours may be a different case. I saw a post in this forum the other day by a lady who was 20 weeks pregnant and has just had her cyst removed while pregnant and everything went fine. Hopefully she sees your post and gives you some advice. Good luck xx

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    Each case is different.  Sometimes they grow, sometimes they don't.  Sometimes they rupture, usually they don't. 

    Congratulations on your future little one! 

    You could be bleeding because of hemorrage of the cyst.  I am sure they will monitor it as part of your check ups.  Please try to relax.  You are under a Gynecologist's care and will have regular check ups.  Ask what the the monitoring will be and what if anything will be done after the baby is born. 

    I had a friend who was diagnosed with twins and at delivery they found out it was a huge cyst.  Years ago, not sophisticated imaging like they have now.  Anyway, the baby and my friend were just fine and they scheduled surgery 3 months after the baby was born.  She then ended up getting pregnant 6 months after surgery and had another beautiful baby. 

    So the point of the story is enjoy the pregnancy, plan for your new bundle of joy.  Focus on the things you can control and ask about contingencies for the things you can't control.  You can also seek out a second opinion, specialist surgeon.  It is possible to operate with minimal risk to the baby with the right specialist.  Hopefully, that isn't necessary but a second opinion will hopefully ease your mind and give you options should it become necessary.  I've had two friends who had surgery while pregnant.  One due to issue with the baby and one for a cystectomy.  Both did well and both babies were perfect when born.  So try not to panic.  There are always options and ways to deal with issues should they arise. 

    Make a list of all your questions for the doctor and discuss them at your next visit.  Relax and enjoy and hopefully the only discomfort you feel is the baby kicking in a few months.  ;-)

    Good luck!  xx

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    Hi Kimberly!

    I was diagnosed with a 4 cms hemorragic cyst a few weeks ago. I saw 2 doctors that assured me not to worry. These are corpeus luteum cysts that are benign and usually go away on their own in a few months.

    I'm also trying to get pregnant right now and they assured me that I shouldn't be concerned. They are checking on it with an ultra sound every few months though (wait and see approach) to make sure its not causing any issues on my ovary (left one).

    Try not too worry too much, they only will operate if it is causing problems or major pain and I think they only do so in the second term of pregnancy. I'm in Canada and saw 2 doctors which have the same diagnosis.

    Hope this helps and I know this is stressfull!


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