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Doctor insights on: Bowel Or Stool Changes In Endometriosis

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Is it true that some patients with endometriosis have bloody stools, bloody urine, painful urination and painful bowel movements?

Is it true that some patients with endometriosis have bloody stools, bloody urine, painful urination and painful bowel movements?

Yes: The presence of blood in the urine, stools, painful urination or painful bowel movements could be due to involvement of these organs with endometriosis but other conditions such ass ic, other tumors of the bladder or bowel need to be excluded. Inflammatory bowel diseases like crohn's/colitis needs to be excluded. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Change in bowel habits and lower butt pain. Could that be old endometriosis?

Change in bowel habits and lower butt pain. Could that be old endometriosis?

Could be: Bowel changes and butt pain could be endometriosis if that's where your symptoms were before. You should make sure it's not something wrong with your colon though. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis affect motilaty of bowel?

Can endometriosis affect motilaty of bowel?

Yes : Endometriosis irritates the pelvic surfaces and deep pelvis. Rectal endometriosis can result in pain with bowel movements and bloody bowel movements. A thorough evaluation will determine whether this is endometriosis or a primary intestinal problem such as diverticulosis and ibs. ...Read more

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Endometriosis or bowel cancer, how to tell?

Endometriosis or bowel cancer, how to tell?

Whether intraluminal: Endometriosis representing implants of endometrial tissue on various structures of the peritoneal cavity enlarge with hormone changes causing symptoms related to where they are present. Bowel cancer is an intraluminal lesion that can be defined if in colon, by colonoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis related to irritable bowel sindrome?

Is endometriosis related to irritable bowel sindrome?

No: Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a disease of the intestines. It causes pain, cramping, diarrhea and/or constipation. Endometriosis is related to endometrial tissue implanted outside of the uterus. It can cause pain in the intestines if implanted in or on them. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a colostomy from a bowel resection for endometriosis?

What is the risk of a colostomy from a bowel resection for endometriosis?

Minimal...: An elective bowel resection, as long as the distal rectum and anus are preserved, should avoid a colostomy. Other factors may come into play, i.E obstruction, technical issues with anastomosis, active infection, etc. Might increase your risk. ...Read more

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Can endometriosis of the bowel be found during a colonoscopy?

Can endometriosis of the bowel be found during a colonoscopy?

Endometriosis of gut: Most GI doctors consider endometriosis in women with complaints of chronic discomfort. Crampy, nonpelvic pain can be seen in extensive endometriosis, & symptoms do not always intensify prior to or during menses. The disease can mimic inflammatory bowel disease on barium studies. On colonoscopy, submucosal lesions like endometriosis may be polypoid. Endoscopic ultrasound may be of further help. ...Read more

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If I have rectal pain does that mean endometriosis is on bowel?

No: There are many causes of rectal pain unrelated to endometriosis. Endometrial implants on the bowl can cause pain, but rectal pain is also caused by fissure, abscess, hemorrhoids and many other causes. ...Read more

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Is increasing pain during bowel movement a sign that my possible endometriosis is at a more advanced stage or does this occur with mild endometriosis?

Yes: Increasing pain with defecation can be a sign of worsening endometriosis. Make sure there is no other cause for your pain. Make sure you are not constipated and increase fiber in your diet. Advanced endometriosis can present in the posterior cul-de-sac causing painful defecation. ...Read more

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Endometriosis (Definition)

An abnormal condition where some endometrial tissue, which is lining tissue of the uterus, is located outside the uterus. The displaced tissue, just like the tissue lining the uterus, bleeds during each menstrual cycle. Endometriosis can be very painful, and can result ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more