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Old Oct 13th, 2011, 05:59 AM   1
Maviyildiz
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Questions on Corpus Luteum


Don't you hate when you leave the doctor's and THEN you think of all the questions you would like to ask? I do it every time, so I need some advice.

I was at the emergency room today for consistant lower right abdominal pain. Turns out to be a Corpus Luteum cyst. At least, I think that is what she meant--which brings me to my first question: I live overseas so we have a little language barrier. She didn't know the name in English, but said it was one of the folicles on the ovaries that excretes the egg, and it was probably where I ovulated from, enlarged but not to big, 2.5 centimeters, and totally normal to cause some pain. That sounds like the Corpus Luteum, right?

But then she gave me some advice that I have not heard before regarding the Corpus Luteum cyst. Has anyone else heard this? She said there was a very small chance of it causing ovary to turn on itself (again, language barrier) which is dangerous. She said if I felt any severe pain from there that should go immediately to the emergency room because it requires immediately surgery. Has anyone else had their doctor say this to them with a Corpus Luteum? I haven't seen it mentioned before so it freaks me out a little.

Last but not least, I am wondering if anyone else who has pain from their Corpus Luteum might share their experience. My pain isn't really severe but it is constant, with occassional more severe twinges, like if I twist or press on the area around my ovary. It does radiate into my back and make me feel pretty uncomfortable at times. Seems like most people with Corpus Luteum issues have more sporadic symptoms, so I would love to hear from anyone who had more persistant pain, like me. It is reassuring knowing I am not the only one!
Thanks, and sorry for the long post.



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Old Oct 13th, 2011, 06:04 AM   2
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hi. i had a corpus cyst on my left ovary didnt get the size but it was causing me pain , and they scanned me . but they didnt say it was dangerous bc i asked , they told me it would disolve on its own



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2011, 06:07 AM   3
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at 5+6 they told me mine was 23 mm and nothing to worry about too but ive felt niggles from it.. i was told lots of women get them but dont always realise as they dont have early scans usualy and by 12 week scan its gone.. im awaiting my app for my 12 week scan so hoping its gone..im sure you have nothing to worry about hun xx



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2011, 06:10 AM   4
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oh and apprently when they get over 5 -6 cm they can twist which i think you would know about ( think thats what she may of ment).. so please try not to worry..the lady i saw told me the cyst is actually quite good as its full of the hormones to support the pregnancy untill placenta kicks in xx



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2011, 06:17 AM   5
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Ah, thanks Emma! That was exactly the info I was looking for (correlation between size and twisting)

Mine isn't nearly that big so I shouldn't stress now. I have my next appointment next week so I will mention my previous scan to them, and ask them to do it again if the pain is any worse.



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Old Oct 13th, 2011, 08:15 AM   6
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I'm surprised the doctor told you it could twist because that usually only happens when someone has had IVF and has what's called ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome. A corpus luteum your size is 100% normal and necessary in pregnancy!

My corpus luteum had caused me constant pain as well, although yesterday I suddenly realized I wasn't feeling the pain anymore. I'm at the point where the placenta should be taking over, so it makes sense that the corpus luteum may be dissolving by now. So, you may have to live with that bothersome pain, but I figure it's worth it for the end result!



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2011, 09:05 AM   7
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Ah, thanks Emma! That was exactly the info I was looking for (correlation between size and twisting)

Mine isn't nearly that big so I shouldn't stress now. I have my next appointment next week so I will mention my previous scan to them, and ask them to do it again if the pain is any worse.
your welcome... this journey of pregnancy is full of worry..lol im the same .. xxxxx



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2011, 17:50 PM   8
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I had a one that hurt like heck! I had an early scan because it was hurting so bad that I thought the baby was ectopic. I'm not sure how far along you are, but by the time the second ultrasound came along, the cyst had shrunk in size but still gave me some pain. Definitely hurt early on! Good luck to you!



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2011, 22:09 PM   9
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yep I was 5 weeks and 1 day and I had one in my left ovary which was causing pain..I was told that the cyst is actually providing the baby progesterone or something like that until the placenta took over so apparently it helps the baby. I was told not to worry about it



 
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Old Oct 13th, 2011, 22:36 PM   10
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I think you will be fine. If they get much larger it might twist. I have one on my left ovary thats 11cm and one on my right thats 9cm with several 1-2cm smaller cyst. I have had them erupt , which is painful and potentially dangerous but its rare for them to twist.



 
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