Good news is that the catheter passed through easily with my full bladder. Nurse M said that this has to be a record with how fast the catheter went into my cervix as she's never seen it done so quickly. Dr. C. knows what he's doing. So I'm good for the embryo transfer as far as the tubing goes.
Bad news is that the transvaginal transducer showed that I still have cysts on my left ovary. They've shrunk to about 2 cm each but are really close together forming what looks to be about 4 cm across.
More bad news. They aren't functional cysts. They are chocolate cysts. I knew things were going too easily to have it all go my way.
Chocolate cysts form when the endometrial lining of the uterus decides to migrate to the ovaries. Okay so we suspected that I had endometriosis and now its confirmed.
So now I'm going to have to get them watched and hope that they resolve further with the birth control. They might cause me to miscarry again if I'm lucky enough to get pregnant.
Here is a bit from the link above for your reading pleasure:
The symptoms of endometriosis include:
1.) Painful menstrual cramps that may get worse over time.
2.) Lower back pains linked to the pelvis.
3.) Recurring miscarriage – Any pregnancy that ends before 2 or 3 months, resulting in severe stomach cramps, vomiting and some bleeding.
4.) Chronic pelvic pain – usually attended by lower back pain and/or pain in the abdomen.
5.) Painful sex.
6.) Painful bowel movements.
7.) Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea – especially during PMS and during the period.
8.) Frequency, and sometimes painful urination.
10.) Frequent menses flow or short menstrual cycle.
11.) Heavy and/or long menstrual periods.
12.) Some women may experience mood swings and fatigue.
13.) If the endometriotic lesions bleed, which usually occurs during menstruation, blood may be found in the urine or stools or in secretions from other organs affected by endometriosis.
14.) In addition, women with endometriosis may have gastrointestinal symptoms that resemble irritable bowel syndrome.
When an endometrial Cyst ruptures, the material floods the pelvic region, spilling onto the surface of the uterus, bowel, and bladder as well as the spaces between these organs. This type of event is a medical emergency.
Here is a great website to find out more on endometriosis if you know someone that has it, me, or think you might have it.
Well that's all I have for today. Two blog posts today is plenty. At least I now know why I bleed so much and so darn often when I think I shouldn't be and why I have extra pain beyond the fibromyalgia.