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Had a ruptured cyst. Still struggling with peeing and constipation. I have to push to pee. Could this be a sign that I may have endometriosis?

Had a ruptured cyst. Still struggling with peeing and constipation. I have to push to pee. Could this be a sign that I may have endometriosis?

Unclear: A ruptured cyst should not cause any problems with urination or constipation. These issues should be evaluated separately. These symptoms do not indicate endometriosis although you certainly could still have that. An Obgyn can evaluate you with a complete history and physical to determine if endometriosis is a possibility. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Traub
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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


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I have been suffering from an almost constant constipation since a colonoscopy that happened a month and a half ago. Is it normal? I do have ibs, ms, endometriosis, andhypothyroidism. I have been using miralax (polyethylene glycol).

I have been suffering from an almost constant constipation since a colonoscopy that happened a month and a half ago. Is it normal? I do have ibs, ms, endometriosis, andhypothyroidism. I have been using miralax (polyethylene glycol).

Med side effect?: Drugs that slow motility (like certain medications for ibs) could cause constipation. Most pain meds also do. Some antidepressants also. As mentioned your thyroid level needs to be normal. Otherwise, the key to constipation is eating a lot of fiber and staying well hydrated. Fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grain foods tend to have fiber. ...Read more

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I have endometriosis & IBS-c. If I forget my meds, constipation seems to trigger my period, despite no periods BC of nexplanon implant. Why?

I have endometriosis & IBS-c. If I forget my meds, constipation seems to trigger my period, despite no periods BC of nexplanon implant. Why?

Periods & IBS: Periods often can exacerbate IBS, and we're not entirely sure why, but the general thinking is the effect of hormones on bowel motility, similar to what occurs in pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 2 weeks postop laparotomy for ovary removal for cysts and endometriosis. My issue is severe bowel/gas pains and i'm not constipated. Normal?

I'm 2 weeks postop laparotomy for ovary removal for cysts and endometriosis. My issue is severe bowel/gas pains and i'm not constipated. Normal?

No: Not normal. But in the case of severe endometriosis with bowel adhesions it can occurs. If you have fevers or bloody stools or anything would see you doctor immediately. Still would give them a call since you should likely feel a little better by now. ...Read more

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Constipated. Dull throbbing pain on lower right side of my belly comes & goes. Pain w/ penetration 4 only about a min.Sound like ibs or endometriosis?

Constipated. Dull throbbing pain on lower right side of my belly comes & goes. Pain w/ penetration 4 only about a min.Sound like ibs or endometriosis?

Nonspecific: Your symptoms are nonspecific and can be caused by various conditions including ibs,chronic constipation, or pelvic congestion or low grade inflammation of intestine or other pelvic/ ovarian disorders. If your right sided abdominal distress continues, I recommend that you be evaluated by your gynecologist and /or a general surgeon and any appropriate tests will be ordered after the assessment ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle symptoms are : Vomiting Painful,cramping,Irregular periods,Hot flashes,Constipated and diarrhoea,Painful intercourse, Endometriosis?

Menstrual cycle symptoms are : Vomiting Painful,cramping,Irregular periods,Hot flashes,Constipated and diarrhoea,Painful intercourse, 
Endometriosis?

Not likely: 20's female w. painful periods, IBS symptoms, vomiting, & dyspaerunia speculates "endometriosis". Endo is a fashionable label beset w. symptom/physiologic speculations. IMO endo treatments cause iatrogenic exacerbation. Differential diagnosis mandates consult w. Gastroenterologist, Gynecologist, & Osteopath. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome w. pelvic girdle joint injury can cause these symptoms. ...Read more

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Could my labor cause endometriosis?

Could my labor cause endometriosis?

No: Endmoetriosis usually becomes dormant during pregnancy. There are some case reports of endometriosis occuring outside the pelvic cavity but theese are rare. Labor and endometriosis don't usually go together, but your doctor may be able to better answer after further questioning. ...Read more

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Does endometriosis cause inovulation?

Does endometriosis cause inovulation?

Yes, it can: Endometriosis can and does interfere with ovulation as well as fallopian tube motility(the ability to conduct the fertilized egg to the uterus). Researchers are not exactly sure why, whether the endometriosis implants secrete a substance that does that or not, but 40% of all infertility patients suffer from endometriosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more