I'm just a little bit confused about my fertility chances. I had a preliminary ultrasound back in Nov. to check on an ovarian cyst that just won't go away except for one time (they deemed it functional). The ultrasound said that they were seeing my ovary adhered to my uterus by adhesions. I had an HSG and he said that the ovary was close to my uterus but since there was zero blockage, he wasn't worried about endo.
My cyst is slowly growing and won't go away. My curiousity is IF my ovary is indeed stuck, the HSG said clear tubes, can I get pregnant with IUI/IVF if need be? The RE said he isn't worried about any endo at this point since tubes are clear but I"m wondering if we should take a look first then continue?
Have you ever had a lap done? If so did they diagnose you with endo? Most of the time if your ovaries are stuck behind the uterus you have a severe case of endo. That is what I was told and that is what happened to me. it was all over. If you have endo it could be all over your tubes not just your ovaries. Its best to have the lap done to remove the adhesions and endo so that you can concieve (conceive). I would speak to someone that specializes in fertility and endo not just fertility. He seems to not be concerned with the fact that you have endo. I havent tried to have another child yet so I am not sure if I am fertile now. The cyst itself will not go away because it sounds like an endometrioma. Unless you are on the pill it will continue to grow. The pill will shrink it some. What options has your doctor given you? How long have you been trying to concieve (conceive)? Are you in any pain from the cyst?
No offense, but any doctor that is "not concerned about endometriosis" is not a good doctor. If I were you, I'd change docs pronto. That stuff needs to be taken care of before you try to conceive, and ticked is right - the only way to be sure it isn't everywhere is by having a lap. I don't know of any doctor that would ignore those things and not recommend going in to look around. I don't mean to scare you, but there's always a chance this stuff can cause other problems, and they always like to biopsy it to check for cancer (which is EXTREMELY rare!). Please, please, PLEASE get a second opinion!!!
I agree with Angela, its probably an endometrioma, if it were a functional cyst it would be long gone by now. Functional cysts come and go during your normal monthly cycle, endometriomas don't. Don't worry, if it is an endometrioma, it's not the end of the world...I had one the size of a soft ball removed from inside my left ovary a couple of months ago...piece of cake! All an endometrioma is, is a collection of endometrial tissue/menstrual fluid and is easily taken care of, although it does mean surgery. You don't want to mess around with any of this though, especially if babies are to be in your future. It's best to see a RE and get that second opinion, if he/she says a lap is in order you should probably do it. Realtively quick recovery time and lots of peace of mind just knowing once and for all what's going on. Sure, IVF and IUI are options for people with endo and lots have no problem conceiving naturally so there's no reason you wouldn't be able to have children, even if worse came to worse and an ovary had to go. My aunt had two of her babies with only one ovary. The good thing about IVF is that you can by pass the endo. Endo releases a chemical into your body that makes a bad environment for conception, that's why docs will tell you that the first 6 months after a lap are your best chance to conceive naturally. Good luck and keep us posted!
Thanks. I'm confused too seeing the HSG was normal. I don't know what to do now. They said the cyst seems to be functional and not endometrioma (which is what I thought I had). The history of the cyst was:
Sept (unchecked but symptoms point to yes)
Oct--there due to symptoms
Nov---ultrasound showed it was there
Dec ---there (3 cm)
Feb--back (5 cm)
I've never had a lap done but my OB thought I should. My RE supposedly specializes in endo, PCOS, infertility, etc.
Mmm the pain I experience is more from the ovarian cyst. I'm super bloated as if I look pregnant but not sure if it's hormonal + cyst + endo or not. I used to have the worse periods with pain that was similar to labor, heavy bleeding, etc. I went on bcp for almost 10 years and it was a miracle worker and seemed to straighten out my cycle. For about 2 years I had a focused pain in the center of my uterus but after the HSG it went away. If I have any pain, again, it's from the cyst although occassionally I have this stretchy tubal pain but I'm not sure if it's from the cyst or maybe my ovary really is stuck to the uterus.
I suggest you do the lap just to make sure, and have the RE do it...no offense to your OB, but a RE is a better choice especially if you wish to preserve your fertility. My ob/gyn was convinced that I needed to have my left ovary removed due to my 10cm endometrioma, I wasn't so sure I was ready for that. In his defense though, he didn't know exactly what the mass was that he found and my ultrasound results said that they couldn't rule out anything, only that it may be a cyst or may not, plus I had an elevated CA125 and a family history of ovarian cancer. You'll feel better knowing what you're dealing with. The fact that bc helped your pain is a sign that it's endo...when you took them did you skip the inactive pills or take them and allow your periods to go ahead and start?
Confusion is normal, especially if you're new to this. From your time line I'd say that you're not dealing with the same cyst over and over again...it's a new functional cyst forming then rupturing. I know, you've heard over and over again how painful it is when a cyst ruptures, but that's not always the case...it can be painless and you don't even know it's happened. Write all of your questions down and don't leave the RE's office until he/she answers all of them to your satisfaction! It's your right to know and their job to tell you. Yes, your RE specializes in endo, PCOS and fertility...anything that's related to hormones produced by the endocrine glands...at least he/she should.
hello everyone i'm not a girl but i'm a very concerned boyfriend and my girflfriend had uti once , we took treatment for it and it went away but then she started having stomach pains , lower back pains , stabbing pains during sex , the frequent urination continued and she bled after we had sex llike twice , oh and her left ovary is attached to her uterus, i have a strong feeling that its endo can someone please give me some advice on this
Hi All, i'm 34 and was diagnosed with Endo and its about 3 months since i had a laprascopy to remove it. I recently been for an USG and the doc said that i still have bulky ovaries with multiple endometriotic cysts, and also a retroverted uterus. we have been trying for more than a year but no result.
immediately after my Laprascopy my Gync suggested that i go for an IVF,
Can you help on this, has any one had the same problem.
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