retroverted uterus and medium follicular cyst in one ovary... What now?
So... two nights ago I went to the ER with SEVERE pain in my abdomen extending from my belly button to the right and from my ribs down on the right side. Classic appendicitis symptoms complete with chills etc. An abdominal ct scan showed nothing so the brilliant doctor put me in for a pelvic ultrasound just to make sure I hadn't ruptured an ovarian cyst.
The utlrasound tech was a lovely lady and we shared a nice conversation regarding horses and how we both hate morphine and some nurses (they'd administered 6ccs of morphine to me straight up, not on a drip and that had been a scary surprise) so she tells me "we're just talking, right?" I was like "yeah, totally." she goes "alright so since we're just talking I want to show you how awesome these new machines are!" and starts showing me in detail my ovaries and follicles etc. She goes "Have you ever been told you have a retroverted uterus?" which, no, I had not. She went into detail because I became incredibly worried in a very short period of time. She said "It won't cause you to be infertile or hamper you gettign pregnant, just like some people are lefties and righties, some women have uteruses that tilt backwards, forwards, side to side, you name it. Good news is you have VERY healthy nice ovaries and follicles except your left ovary has a medium cyst. That's normal though, lots of women have cysts."
I left with no clue why I'd been in so much pain (no sign of a ruptured cyst and no sign of gall or kidney stones and my appendix appears normal) but terrified for my fertility because, well, I've had one MC (but conceived on try 1 and we MCd due to complications with the swine flu). My OB/GYN today tells me that for every 100 women he ultrasounds, 40 will have ovarian cysts and 90% of those are benign and fluid filled like mine.
But I'm confused about this retroverted uterus business! I'd always thought that a reotroverted uterus was more like a death sentence to conception and here I have two high trained professionals telling me not to be concerned about it especially given my conception history!
No need to worry at all, i have a retroverted uterus AND little cysts on my ovaries, and all my checkups have come back fine (except for low progesterone but that has nothing to do with it) Ok so i'm not exactly the poster child of uber fertility at the moment as we've been trying for a while, but the retroverted uterus is a genetic thing, my mum and one of my aunts also have it and they've had five children . . . . each!!
Thank you so much for posting. That makes me feel A LOT better. I'm sorry for your cysts and tipped uterus also, but I'm super happy to know that the tech and docs aren't just blowing smoke up my skirt lol!
No worries, I know it is a little daunting at first, i was actually told in quite a casual way about my uterus. I went for a smear test and the nurse couldn't find my cervix at first so she had to use a different 'tool' and said "not to worry, you've probably just got a retroverted uterus"
And i just went "huh?"
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