My six-week postpartum appointment was last week, Friday. I was super anxious to meet with the doctor so I could see what the world was going on with my pelvic area. Every time I’d walk from one end of the mall to the other, I would get this severe pain in the left side of my pelvis.
When I explained this to my doctor, she was kind of worried that it may be scar tissue from my postpartum tubal ligation. If it were that, then she said I would need to go back in for surgery again so they could remove the scar tissue. She sent me down to get an ultrasound so she could see what is going on.
The ultrasound revealed that I have a cyst on my left ovary, which was causing the pain. My doctor told me that the cyst could possibly go away on its own once I got my period back. If it didn’t go away, then she said I would have to go on birth control for six weeks to help shrink the cyst away. I thought that was a crazy idea since I just had my tubes tied. But I’ll do whatever I need to get this cyst to go away, which will hopefully make the pain go away as well.
The ultrasound also revealed that my uterus is still very, very large. I’m not sure how exactly it’s measured, or in what increments (cm, mm, grams, etc), but she told me a normal uterus is 100. My uterus is 269!! Two and a half times what normal is. She told me that because of this, it will cause heavy and painful periods and that basically I will be having a hysterectomy sometime in the next 10 years. It just depends on how long I want to deal with the heavy, painful periods.
I am definitely not looking forward to having my period anymore! (not that I did before, but you know what I mean) Ugh!!
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Have you experienced heavy & painful periods? Please share any relief suggestions you may have!