Should I worry about my son having a cyst on his brain?

Hello mommas. Today I had my 20-week ultrasound, and they found a cyst on my son’s brain. My dr said that her son had one as well, and all was fine. She told me I shouldn’t have anything to worry about. However, I’m extremely scared about this news. I’ve done some research, but nothing has put me at ease. I now have to go to a Level 2 ultrasound, and I’m having so much anxiety surrounding it. I have to wait 2-3 weeks before I can go, and it’s driving me crazy. Has anyone else experienced this? If so, how did it go? Is it very common? I just need some peace of mind, if that’s even possible. TIA

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Hello, I’m Paula. I became aware in my late 20s that I have a subarachnoid cyst. This was 35 years ago. What little information on the Internet, says the true either born with this or you have severe trauma that causes it. I do not know if this is the same as your child’s or not.

When my eldest son was an infant he got a swelling on his neck. Everyone said he had mumps, but it was a cyst. Eventually it faded away. It took a while be he’s never had problems.

My son had a choroid plexus cyst as well at his 19 week ultrasound. We were told it is considered a variation, like how some people’s earlobes are attached and others aren’t. Our doctor also said it would likely disappear and if it didn’t it still wouldn’t have any negative effects. Everything was totally fine with my son, he is 10 months old and perfectly healthy. I know it’s hard not to worry!

Help a mama out and respond anonymously on our forum. Should I worry about my son having a cyst on his brain?

I am 58 years old and have a congenital cyst in center of my brain with “tentacles” extending into ventricles. It has had no impact at all on me. Hope this helps!

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breathe, & breathe & pray that when you baby is born everything is alright. If your Dr told you her son had one & is alright, then go with that. She wouldn’t lie to you, Breathe & take one day at a time

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i know it’s REALLY easier said than done, but do not stress yourself out over it!! your baby needs you to try and stay calm. and stay off google!!! that shit never helps, it just scares you more believe me! i would listen to your doctor for the meantime until you know more. best of luck mamas!!

My daughter had two. Not on the brain but same. One went away while I was pregnant, she was born with the other but it went away on its own by 6months old! Just breathe & pray!

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Daughter cyst in brain at 20 week , check up again at 25 weeks and cyst was gone . Now 7 years old healthy average girl.

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My one year old had the exact same cyst and the doctor told me two of his sons had them too. It was gone just a few weeks before he was born and he is perfectly healthy.

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If your Dr told you that it was likely nothing to worry about, then try not to worry. I know easier said than done. My son had a different issue while I was carrying him and he turned out healthy in spite of it. His problem resolved on its own by the time he was a few weeks old. And stop Googling! You’re going to stress yourself out even more. I did the same and had myself scared silly.

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My son has this at 20 weeks as well. I spent the following nights hysterically crying and obsessively researching - which only made it worse. When we went for the in depth ultrasound, the cyst was gone. I’m sure everything will be fine. This is super common apparently.

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They told me my son had one too… and he is a happy healthy15 yr old… no worries mama

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My daughter who is 26 had a plexus choroid cyst and it turned out to be absolutely nothing. The six weeks of constant worry was horrible, until the genetic testing came back. Sometimes these tests cause way too much worry. Hoping hearing of others having gone through this can give you some peace of mind.

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:wave: I am 60 years old I have an avm in my brain all is well

My SIL was told this with my nephew. It went away on its own and he was born 100% healthy, no abnormalities.

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This happens a lot! It happened when I was pregnant with my daughter and I had the second ultrasound and there was nothing there. Even if it’s there the second ultrasound they usually go away on their own

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I was born with a cyst in my brain. I had to have it removed when I was in my 20s. No after affects of surgery and my headaches went away.

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