Going to the OB today for probable cyst....

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Going to the OB today for probable cyst....
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Tue, 06-07-2011 - 12:47pm

I'm about a week out from AF right now and, like Nicolle (wannabemommy), I've been having a ton of pain on my lower right side (and no evidence of appendicitis symptoms) for the past 3 days. I had it some a few days before O...it went away and then came back with a vengeance 3 days ago. I know there's really nothing they can do about cysts, but the pain is really getting to me and I at least need to see how big this thing is and will probably have to keep watching it. I get cysts fairly often, but they don't usually hurt this long....unless they're bad. I hope to God it's a cyclic one that goes away with an AF or 2, and not one that'll keep growing. I've had those too, and wound up having surgery. Turns out I had 4 of them and one of them had burst...not fun! We're going on a trip in 3 weeks too. I don't want to be in pain. :(

Anyway, any prayers/good thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 6:46pm
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 1:27pm
I totally agree with Chelle. I would just call and ask to see the dr. for a consult type appointment and tell him your concerns. I don't think anyone wants to freak you out, it just struck me as a little weird that your doctor seems to be blowing off something that could be affecting your TTC or your general health.

KUP!
Kelly, mom to 4 year old Lexi, wife to Rob TTC Number 2 since April 2010, with a loss in June 2010 at 4.5 weeks, and a loss in April 2011 at 8 weeks (possibly ectopic). Saw the RE in May 2011, we were moving forward with testing and an IUI when we
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 6:14am
Yes endometrial cancer is most common found in women who are going through menopause or who are post menopause.

The most common way to diagnose it, is to do a endometrial biopsy.

Why don't you just make an appt with your dr and sit down and talk about it? Just tell him that you know that a typcial lining is around 8mm and that anything over 12mm *can* be an issue. Just tell him your're not trying to diagnose yourself, you just want to get the facts from a medical professional.
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 5:29am
My left ovary is completely under my uterus too. Guess I'm a weirdo too!
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 3:10am

Oh geez....I'm really freaked out now. I don't know what to think. God....I don't wanna think I have cancer or something. He really didn't say anything about it besides asking me if my periods had been heavy. They've really been pretty normal. I mean, I'm not soaking pads or anything, just very normal flow. He didn't say anything more about it. Her just said all looks normal...didn't mention seeing fibroids, polyps or anything like that either.

What tests would he be wanting to run if there is an endometrial problem? Could the thicker than normal lining be because of the corpus luteal cyst that I have....like maybe I'm producing more progesterone than normal and so it's making my lining thicker? I've also read that endometrial cancer is less likely in pre-menopausal women. I'm 43, but have very regular periods (27-30 days) and I'm still pretty fertile (still O every month too), so I don't think I'm that close to menopause.

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 7:15pm
Danielle, I can tell you that there most def *is* a case where the uterine lining is too thick. If you're not TTC, your periods aren't so heavy it's interfering with your day to day life and of course you have been cleared of endometrial cancer, then it's really not a problem. Having an overly thick lining (anything over 12mm should be looked into) is not really a disorder in and of itself as much as it is a symptom of what could be another problem. The same way as a fever isn't an illness, it's a sign of an illness KWIM? Thick uterine linings can also be a result of scar tissues left over from D&C's or a hormonal imbalance, most often the overproduction of Estrogen.

I would just run it by your dr. It can't hurt and if he's not worried about it than all you lost was a couple minutes of your time and a phone call.
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 5:08pm
Dani - I am coming out of lurkdom to post this to you. I am not saying this is the case with you and I don't want to freak you out, but when my mom was first diagnosed with endometrial cancer, it was cuz she had been bleeding for several months and an u/s showed really thick lining (I do not know the #). The doc did a D&C because of it and the samples she got were cancerous. That was April 2007 and she passed away that September (it metatastized to her brain). You don't screw with stuff like this. Please have your doctor stay on top of it. My mom was going through menopause and somehow the cancer invaded.

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 5:03pm
lol that's the scary thing about Dr. Google - I guess you can always find something good and something bad!

I definitely think a thin lining is a problem, but I also thought a thick lining was a problem too - I think it's just different sides of the same coin. And yes, while I'm sure there are plenty of stories of women with thin linings have a healthy PG and women with thick linings having a healthy PG, in general, the stuff I have read and been told is that too thick means it will be really hard for the little bean to implant, and could indicate other (non pregnancy or TTC related) problems. All that info is a little scary, which is why it's something I would ask my doctor about, if it was me.

Good luck girl! And that seems kind of crazy about the position of your ovary! Funny to find out crazy stuff like that about our bodies.
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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 11:49am

Hmmmmm...well, I've been consulting "Dr. Google" and there seems to be conflicting info. But most of the women (I'd say 85%) who I read about who were seeing an RE for IVF or IUI said that rarely have they been told that they're endo lining was too thick. In most cases, RE's were more concerned with too thin of a lining. In fact, one lady said that she was a surrogate 3 times over (with successful pg's) and her lining's always been in the 16-18 mm range. Her RE said it was perfect. Another lady saif she had an ER with a lining of 20mm and her pg went fine. So....who knows?? My doctor said he didn't see anything else concerning...ie. fibroids or anything.

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Thu, 06-09-2011 - 11:20am
Oh wow...you girls are kinda scaring me now. :/ I didn't really think much of it when he told me about the lining. He didn't seem concerned either. When he did initially measure it, he thought around 16-17 mm, but then he panned out a bit, and said maybe that measurement was a bit generous and that it was really in only one area. He did sort of non-chalantly ask me if I've been having heavier periods and I said , no, that they were pretty normal. So....I dunno.....

I haven't had my estrogen measured, but maybe I'll have him do that. As much as I love my OB, he is really "low key" and really doesn't worry about too much, unless there's something really serious to worry about. I may have things checked further.

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