Ovarian Hemorrhagic Cyst and Pregnancy
Q: I had an ultrasound which showed an ovarian cyst. The report said “right ovary: to the right is a well defined fluid part echogenic lesion with septa measuring 42 x 41 x 39 mm? hemorrhagic cyst? Other, the right ovary was not seen separately but presumably ovarian in origin.”
What does this mean; should I be concerned? I am also 7 weeks pregnant. Thank you.
May be you had an ovarian cyst earlier, which has now become hemorrhagic.
What Is a Hemorrhagic Cyst?
A hemorrhagic cyst is formed when any tiny blood vessel present on the wall of the ovarian cyst gets ruptured. Blood fills up the cyst cavity, forming a hemorrhagic cyst.
Since it is your 7th month already, we are late to consider any operation on the cyst. You have to move on now with your pregnancy very carefully.
Usually, such cysts don’t interfere with pregnancy. There are chances that it stays as such or even regress on its own.
However, sometimes such cysts may complicate. So, you and your doctor need to monitor it closely.
- It may rupture and interfere with pregnancy.
- It may give you pain due to stretching of the ovarian wall
- May get infected.
- May cause a crampy pain, suggesting that it is leaking out, such a situation may lead to preterm labor.
- It may twist.
In all above conditions, medical intervention would be required.
You have to be watchful for any of the above events. For that, monitor the cyst closely by U/S. Also, if you feel any pain, leaking blood from down there, or cramps, report to your doctor immediately.
Let the strategy be such that you complete your pregnancy weeks as many as possible without disturbing the cyst. For that, you need to take a lot of bed rest. Do not lift any heavy object or strain yourself at work. Keep a close eye on the cyst.