Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I had my GYN appointment today.....thank GOD the Hubby attended with me. I was so eternally grateful for his support! His first time at the GYNO and he was looking around for other men...and sighed a breathe of relief when he saw one!

I guess we're making progress- at least I got some answers today. The doc did an internal exam- I have a tilted uterus. She went ahead and did preliminary blood work to "rule out" anything major preventing pregnancy- including thyroid, etc. That made me really happy- thanks to "anonymous" from a few posts ago- I feel better already- why not rule out things?

I waited over an hour for my ultrasound. I knew something was wrong from the minute the tech sat down. She said- "have you ever been told that you have fibroids?" I simply replied "no...what are fibroids." She says to me- "they are tiny tumors, they are usually benign and you have 2 of them." Thanks Ultrasound Tech- she had no further info to give me...

She turned her little computer screen away from me and started typing- clearly not wanting me to see. We were supposed to leave immediately after the ultrasound because we had been there for over 3 hours...and she says "please wait here- I need to get the doctor."

Doctor comes in- I do indeed have 2 Fibroids- apparently something not to worry about...but something to monitor. They were benign. In addition- the aching pain on the right side of my abdomen is IN FACT a cyst. Thanks for hating me body!

So...the weird period I had last week- should NOT be counted as a period. She thinks it was bleeding caused by the cyst on my ovary. She thinks I actually ovulated last week...and not the week before as I thought...and I should get my period in 7-10 days. She said there is a small chance that I could still be pregnant...but would be too early to tell. Given my sex life over the past week...hardly possible :)

I feel better now that I have a few answers. She told me that there is absolutely NOTHING that I should be worried about regarding my fertility as of now. Everything found today should not have a direct effect- but I'm holding my breath until all the tests come back. Should know more information by Friday.

I have a follow up ultra sound towards the end of February already scheduled- at least we can keep the discussion going.


  1. Yay! I am so happy to hear that you were able to get some answers. I know that from my own experience that us diabetics somehow have this utter-need to "find out why" when we're working towards something and it just doesn't seem to want to co-operate as we'd hoped.
    Please keep us posted.

    One more piece of advise that you can take or not bother checking out too much stuff online. You'll drive yourself crazy and no one benefits from that (not you, not hubby and not possible baby) trust me!

  2. I have fibroids too. For years, I suffered from terrible periods as a result of it. The good news is that although I was worried this may impact my ability to get pregnant it didn't. I am now 28 weeks. I hope this is encouraging to hear and not annoying to hear. I know when I was trying to get pregnant it annoyed me to hear about others who are pregnant :)
    wishing you all the best!!

  3. I am glad you were able to get some answers. Not to make you feel bad but in the beginning I also got the answer that their was nothing that was preventing us from getting pregnant. I had already had a misscarriage at that time though I guess. I self referred to a RE (reproductive Endo) to see if they had any better ideas. They were actually more helpful (in my opinion)than my regular Gyno.
    Wishing you lots of luck in the next cycle!

  4. Lindsey- so happy you are 28 weeks! Did you know that you had fibroids? Had you always had them?

    Thanks Flmgodog-I'm glad the RE was super helpful. I'm really happy that my doctor's office is actually being very proactive...that surprised me...many people in my life have been told..."just keep trying."- sending baby dust your way!

  5. Yes I was told in my late teens that I had fibroids after having an ultrasound to investigate why my periods were so painful, heavy and full of clots. Some fibroids take care of themselves- hence the heavy and painful periods while others stick around longer. So far, they haven't caused me any problems, except for painful periods.
    Wishing you lots of luck!!