Thanks Cathy. I've been reading up on it and you know how the internet can be! Sometimes makes you worry for no reason. With my last pregnancy I never even had an ultrasound until about 18 weeks, so who knows...I may have had one with the first one. It def looks scary though seeing something like that. I just hope it goes away. Congrats on baby #4! :)
8/2/12 3:50 P
Just like your doctor said, these are COMMON on early u/s! Apparently it just shows which side you ovulated - the cyst is the spot in the ovary where your fertilised egg came from. They usually go away by 13-16 weeks all by themselves. I guess in the days before u/s being standard procedures, women had these cysts ALL the time and never knew it.
There is a **small** chance that it might not go away, and your doc should keep an eye on it at your later scans just to check. Again, nothing to worry about. In this case it is a dermoid cyst and you might need to have it surgically removed later. I've had one of these. It screwed up my hormones and made me feel seriously PMS-y for a while, but once removed - a day procedure, with a few days rest at home to recover - I was all better and it hasn't affected long-term health or fertility in any way. - we conceived DS#3 the first month trying after getting the all clear to TTC, and I'm now expecting #4 first month of not-trying!
8/2/12 11:44 A
I'm just wondering if anyone else had something like this? I had an ultrasound today to date my pregnancy. I am about 7 and 1/2 weeks along and the tech measured a large cyst on my left ovary. She said it was normal, but the thing looked huge! like bigger than a golf ball. She said it was from ovulation and what was left behind caused it. I never got to speak with the Dr. today so I was just wondering what this means. Do they go away? Does it get bigger? I'm just concerned.
BabyFit, BabyPoints, BabyPages and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
BABYFIT is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.