You are on your way of having a baby. Your heart leaped with joy the moment you found out this good news. Imagine in just a few months you will be having a baby of your own, a baby that will certainly bring happiness to your family. But the joy that you felt was suddenly vanished the when you heard from your doctor that you have an ovarian cyst while you are having your pregnancy. Sadness was totally an understatement. You were shocked and during that moment an unexplainable fear filled your heart. You are not only thinking of yourself because there is this much important person that you worry about – your baby. You were lost and you just don’t know the exact things to do.
If you are in this situation the first thing that you have to do is to calm down. Yes, your emotions must really be strong but the stress might just make the situation worse. You must always remember that cysts are not that unusual during pregnancy. Studies have shown that there is only 1 out of 1000 women who are affected by cysts and majority of the ovarian cysts that are found during the pregnancy are benign. It is said that there is only 1 in 25,000 births that is affected by ovarian cyst cancer.
To find out if your ovarian cyst during pregnancy is benign or malignant, the usual thing that every doctor will do is to conduct an ovarian cyst ultrasound. You will know that your cyst is benign if you will see in the ultrasound that it is just fluid-filled. But if the cyst has septation or thick walls then it is considered as malignant. So there is nothing much to worry if you has cyst that is benign during your pregnancy because it has the capacity to just resolved on its own. But the situation is not the same if you have larger cyst even it is benign because unlike smaller cyst, larger cyst have the possibility to rupture or twist on itself. Any of these possibilities can be dangerous for you and the baby. These might be a cause of the preterm delivery of your baby or worse, miscarriage. So an ovarian cyst removal is really suggested.
If your cyst is more than 6-8cm. then it is considered as large and can be removed through a surgery. It is better if you will try to observe its size. If you notice that the size is not reduced then you must find a way to remove it because this will surely affect the growth of your baby on your womb.
Laparoscopy is the usual solution in some cyst. Open incision on the other hand is done if the size of the cyst happens to be very large. If your cyst is already causing so many burdens on you, if you are already suffering from too much pain, if it is solid, or if it has irregular shape then an ovarian cyst surgery to remove it can be your option. You can undergo an operation if you are on your 14-16 weeks of pregnancy because the baby is still small during this time.
Chamomile herbal tea, milk thistle, or Echinacea can do some miracles if the pain that you are experiencing is not that severe. Always remember that you don’t need to worry too much even if a surgery may be needed in your case because others who have already been in your situation have delivered healthy babies normally.