There has been someone who is pregnant that had the surgery while pregnant, but not sure if there is anyone who has dealt with it that far along in pregnancy. It would be something to talk to the OBGYN for sure, especially if the cyst has twisted, you need to make sure that the the ovary is still okay and that it hasnt damaged it. Good luck with the cyst. And congrats on the little one!
I have a cyst around the same size. I am having a c-section next Friday at 38 weeks as well as removing the cyst. I would def. ask your obgyn about it. What kind of cyst is it? Mine is just fluid-filled but I am still absolutely nervous about the outcome!
Mine is fluid filled also. Nothing to worry about long term. My dr would prefer me to go through natural labour and have the cyst removed lapriscopically sat a later date. But my dr is a 2 hour drive away and I am not stoked about having to recover from labour to then have another surgery. Just want to get back to normal.
I completely understand where you are coming from. I pushed for a c-section because I would have to come back 4-6 weeks later. I just couldn't deal with the thought of this thing in me any longer. It has started to be a bit more uncomfortable due to the size. Has yours grown throughout your pregnancy? When was it found? I know I didn't have mine prior to becoming pregnant because I was monitored closely due to fertility treatment. It is on the same ovary that I ovulated from. Could you ask your doctor about possible c/s?
it was discovered at christmas so when i was about 2 months pregnant. I had no idea it was there until i went to hospital with agonizing abdominal pain and they did an ultrasound and found the cyst (it was about 12 cm at the time) and it had twisted which is why i was in so much ain it didn't really change in size until this last month it grew by another 3 cm. I don't know if i had it before i was pregnant. The OBGYN i saw in emergency told me it was caused by the pregnancy, i've never had one before that i know of but from my understanding smaller ones can be quite common and most women don't know they are even there.
i def. understand the need to "get it out of me" it's been 6 long months of pain and limited acitivty with this cyst.
sassygirlj did you dr say you recovery would be worse than regular C section with having the cyst removed too?
I pushed for a c-section. My doctors wanted me to get it out after delivery. I had to go to a gyn/oncologist to get their opinion. This scared me to death because of course you immediately think cancer but she is pretty confident it is not. However, she did tell my OBs that she would assist with the c-section because she feels is would be the best decision to take a cyst that large out asap. the possibility of twisting after there is more room for it to move is great.
As for as I know, I will receive an epidural and it is the hopes of my doc to get the c-section and cyst removal done under that. Of course, they had to tell me all the other possibilities if this is more than just a large simple cyst. I might lose my ovary b/c of how large the cyst is. If there are other complications, I may be put under but I am trying to think the best.
I have never had a cyst either that I know of. It has to be from the pregnancy hormones...it is just so frustrating. I understand your pain. I have been in so much pain on and off b/c of the size of this thing!! You are so far along, if you weren't I'd request you getting a second opinion regarding a c-section. But-the cyst might shrink after you give birth and you will have a much easier surgery/recovery than me.
My surgery/c-section is on Friday, 6/17....They are taking him early bc of my pain. I will be 38 weeks.
I know this post is from a long time ago, but how did your deliveries go?
I am 36 weeks pregnant and have a 23cmx11cm ovarian cyst. I consulted with 3 different doctors. My favorite option was to try to delivery naturally & have it laparoscopically removed after, but my baby is breech. So the new plan is to have a vertical incision in my abdomen, horizontal c-section, remove the cyst, ovary, & fallopian tube, and have a frozen section done to check for cancer before stitching me up, all while using a spinal & epidural so I can remain conscious for the birth of our child. Mine didn't get that large until it grew suddenly around 30 weeks, so it was too late for a 2nd trimester intervention. Would love to know how yours went!