Fertility Friends Support Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,070 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Had my day 12 scan. All was going well until they found some cysts in a follicle, I have to go back on monday for a 3d scan to see more. I am scared now :-[, even though they said it was common. Does it mean this month is a no go or they need to be operated on !! I am probably going over the top but I didn't expect any of this. Can anyone help.
Some good news though my progesterone was 125 last month.
0604
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
17,093 Posts
Hello :)

Great progesterone level ^afro^

Sorry I can't help you regards cysts inside follicles...hopefully one of the other ladies will know more...
All I know is that follicles are called cysts as they're a fluid filled sac (for want of a better word) that holds the egg...but sounds like yours is different.

Take care hun
Natasha
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
17,093 Posts
Hi again

I've been thinking...do you mean you were found to have cysts on your ovary(s)...not cysts actually inside the follicles ?

As I mentioned in my other post...follicles are also called cysts...however, you can have other types of cysts on your ovaries...

"A cyst is a fluid-filled sac, and can be located anywhere in the body. On the ovary, different types of cysts can form. The most common type of ovarian cyst is called a functional cyst, which often forms during the normal menstrual cycle. Each month, a woman's ovaries grow tiny cysts that hold the eggs. When an egg is mature, the sac breaks open to release the egg, so it can travel through the fallopian tube for fertilization. Then the sac dissolves. In one type of functional cyst, called a follicular cyst, the sac doesn't break open to release the egg and may continue to grow. This type of cyst usually disappears within one to three months. A corpus luteum cyst, another type of functional cyst, forms if the sac doesn’t dissolve. Instead, the sac seals off after the egg is released. Fluid then builds up inside of it. This type of cyst usually goes away on its own after a few weeks"

There can also be cysts formed because of PCOS..."The eggs mature within the follicles, or sacs, but the sac doesn't break open to release the egg. The cycle repeats, follicles continue to grow inside the ovary, and cysts form."

And also endometrioma which are also called chocolate cysts & can sometimes develop in women who have endometriosis, when tissue from the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. These cysts are filled with endomtrial tissue. I've had endometrioma on both ovaries & had them drained during laparoscopy. These cysts can cause quite a lot of pain (they did me).

However, if you have PCOS it could be that the cysts that have been mentioned to you are related to this...or they could be functional cysts which are quite "normal".

Perhaps you could speak to your consultant to clarify exactly what type of cyst was found.

Good luck & take care
Natasha
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top