Cysts or pregnant?!
Hi, I just joined but am asking for some advice or persona experience.
First off, im 20 going on 21 next month, married, with no children. I'm not on birth control either.
When I was 15 or 16 i found out I had ovarian cysts. The past month I have had some uncomfortable abdominal pain, not like double over pain or nothing just like slight cramps, mostly on the left side. I know for sure I have a cyst on my left ovary but within the last month I have noticed another spot that seems to be a cyst also. but still have slight cramping in the middle where i assume my uterus would be.
What i'm getting at is I don't know if its just cyst bothering me or if it could be a eptopic, regular pregnancy or what. I've had enough of google cause that is a sure fire way to make yourself believe you're dying. Has anyone else gone thru something similar?? Any insight or advice would be great.
Go to your Doctor..
It is very normal to have cysts, in face most of us develop them during ovulation but our bodies reabsorb them. However, there are different kids of ovarian cysts that don't go away on their own, and they do require medical attention. Either to keep an eye on them, or have them removed.
If you get the regular, fluid filled type that your body doesn't reabsorb you can go on a short stint of birth control for a few months to help you regulate again. I had to do this, and my tubes have been tied, lol. But the alternative was having an oopherectomy (sp?) to have one or both ovaries removed. It's been well over two years and I haven't had any issues with them since. Thank goodness!
Seriously, talk to your GYN. There are treatments for this. It might not last forever, but if you are looking to TTC then it may get your ovaries in a place where they regulate enough for that.