Thursday, July 22, 2010

Update on my Update

Well holy hell.

Got to the doctor this afternoon, and after talking to me we head to the ultrasound room.  I got my first experience with a vaginal ultrasound, and I didn't feel as violated as I thought I would.

But that's probably because of what we saw.  Two cysts.  One on each ovary.  Huge cysts.  One is 10cm and the other is 8cm.  Holy. Hell.  Wait, actually its three.  One of the cysts has a cyst inside it.  Yeah.

I brought home one of the ultrasound pictures because, holy hell, who would believe this without pictures?  I'm working on getting it scanned in so I can upload it. 

Anywho, that explains all the problems I've been having.  It explains the pain, and the using the bathroom a lot.  The damn cysts are pushing against my bladder and my uterus.  Oh, and it didn't look like anybody was in the later.  My mom is still holding out hope, but for me its gone.

The doctor was floored when he saw the size of the cysts.  Especially since I was just in there in May for my annual exam.  So then he gave me another "hands on" exam (for lack of a better term) and he still could barely feel them, and that's because he knew what he was looking for this time.  They are a lot higher than they should be.

By the time I got dressed and met the doctor back in his office, he was googling large cysts from clomid.  That's right interwebs, my doctor googles!  He says these are the biggest cysts he's ever seen, and that kinda scares me as he's been an obgyn for 20+ years. 

So, we're obviously taking some time off from TTC.  I'm going back on birth control as soon as AF shows up, and I go back into the doctor in a month to see if they've shrunk.  If they haven't, I get to have surgery. 


  1. Yuck! I'm sorry it's not a super easy fix but glad it's something that doesn't require surgery or anything.

    I hope you get some relief soon!

  2. Ok so in a weird way, your cyst reproduced another cyst? So one is inside the other?


    I yelled at your uterus for you. :)

  3. Oh poo! It's not often that a doctor gets amazed. Sorry that you've been put on hold. But let's get these cysts to cease and de-cyst, shall we?

  4. Wow! That's scary! I hope it all works out and your pain is relieved! Good luck with everything. I just added your link and I'm your newest follower! (ICLW #45 & 46)

  5. oh man, that sucks.

    stupid cysts. im hoping for the best for you.

    iclw #50

  6. Oh my gosh, that's terrifying! The picture is absolutely astounding. But you know what? Having identified this, maybe this will help lead to a solution to your IF.