Re: Anyone had a corpus luteal cyst for a while?
Most, if not all, women experience functional and/or corpus luteum cysts. The main thing about these is that, if they don't go away, or start to cause trouble/get larger, etc., then they may need to be surgically removed. My present ob threw the birth control word around, but my cyst was a true dermoid cyst, and it HAD to be surgically removed.
My doc said that the functional cysts go back and forth between the ovaries each month.
Since I had my hernia repaired earlier this year and then had my cyst removed in March, I haven't noticed the tiredness that I occasionally felt during the winter months. I have slight anemia, too, which I don't know could possibly be related to the ovarian cysts in general.
P.S. Docs seem to want to put a woman on a trial of b/c pills for around 6-8 weeks to see if these non-threatening cysts go away and then have another ultrasound done to look at them. If an abdominal u/s cannot detect a cyst, then a transvaginal ultrasound is performed (not painful). I had both types done, but the abdominal u/s wasn't showing my ovary nor the cyst, so I had to empty my bladder and then undergo the other one.''
Hope this helps!