I have been bleeding for 22 consecutive days now, and I have to say I am really fed up with it. Not least of all because of how many pads I am going through.
Admittedly, the bleeding is light – like a light period every day – so it’s not a complete nightmare and my bedsheets have survived intact so far 🙂
But it just isn’t getting any less.
I did my weekly pregnancy test this morning and it is still very faintly positive. It’s a 10miu test, so there can’t be much hcg left in my system, but I want to get back to zero. How ironic to want to see a negative pregnancy test, huh?
Anyway, this morning’s scan. You may remember two weeks ago they said I still had a very thick lining that needed to come away and a 4mm piece of retained tissue.
Well, at today’s scan they said the remaining tissue is now 2mm in size (teeny!), and although my lining is not as thick, it is still quite “bulky” (their word, not mine).
They also told me I now have a cyst, just short of 6cm, on my right ovary. They want to re-scan me in two months to check on it, as they monitor anything that grows over 5cm.
Should I just buy my own ultrasound machine??
I thought I’d been getting some weird ovulation type pains for the last few days, along with a fair bit of backache. I’d put it down to being in the second ‘half’ of my cycle and my body thinking ovulation should be happening/have happened, even if it wasn’t able to actually fire an egg because of the remaining hcg.
So, my period is due in a week’s time, and I’m always pretty regular. I reckon this cyst is what’s termed a “functional cyst” where my body tried to ovulate on day 14 but couldn’t (and my body runs like clockwork, so it was bound to get upset), and instead a cyst formed around the follicle.
So, I am now awaiting the mother of all periods to arrive next weekend.
I have complete confidence that my body will sort this all out in its own good time. I even said two weeks ago that it would be better to scan me after my next period.
As for tests on the baby, they should have news next week.
More when I know more.