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Can having a fibroid on the posterior of the uterus cause problems with bowel movements?

Can having a fibroid on the posterior of the uterus cause problems with bowel movements?

Yes: If the fibroid is large and compressing the colon or rectum it can cause problems with bowel movements. Schedule a visit with an Obgyn for an examination and ultrasound.

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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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40yr lady complain pain lt lumber u/s show swollen bowel loop, faty infiltratd liver fibroid uterus, kidney contain concretion, what is cause n management?

40yr lady complain pain lt lumber u/s show swollen bowel loop, faty infiltratd liver fibroid uterus, kidney contain concretion, what is cause n management?

Multiple issues: Swollen bowel loop--i don't understand description but this could be diverticulosis or an ileum. Fatty liver: chronic condition associated with obesity and diabetes, can cause cirrhosis over time. Fibroid uterus: common in 40 year old women kidney concretion: I have no idea but maybe this is calcium deposited in the kidney. No 1 diagnosis puts all of these together. You need to see your doctor.

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Can a left lateral wall fibroid cause cramp-like pelvic pain after urination and/or bowel movement? Or just in general?

Can a left lateral wall fibroid cause cramp-like pelvic pain after urination and/or bowel movement? Or just in general?

Fibroids: Symptoms will depend on the size and location of the fibroids. Many women have few or no symptoms. The pain you have described could be related. If the pain persists in this manner, I would recommend following up with your physician for an exam, including urinalysis, and an ultrasound.

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U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm. Endometrial thickness normal, ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

U/S rpt:"Enlarged uterus lobulated contour&multiple uterine fibroids. LargestFibroids@uterine fundus' posterior wall&left fundal wall 3.1cm. Endometrial thickness normal, ovaries obscured byOverlying bowel gas" Any tests/scan/type of surgery recommend?

Fibroids: Are relatively common, and if you are not having any symptoms related to them, probably nothing needs to be done. It sounds like you had a transabdominal ultrasound and your ovaries could not be seen due to bowel gas. This happens occasionally. If your doctor wants to check your ovaries, you need to have a transvaginal ultrasound. If the ovaries are still difficult to see, MRI might be useful.

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What is the best method to address a calcified fibroid tumor that is causing frequent urination and bowel movement issues?

What is the best method to address a calcified fibroid tumor that is causing frequent urination and bowel movement issues?

Hysterectomy: I'm going to assume this is a common calcified leiomyoma / fibroid of the uterus and that it's falling forward onto the bladder causing urinary urgency and pushing backward onto the bowel and causing constipation. These calcified tumors are unlikely to regress at menopause and elective hysterectomy might be a reasonable option if your physician is good with it.

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I have a fibroid on the posterior exterior uterine wall. Is this why I have to push up on my peritoneum to have a bowel movement?

Uterine fibroid: Possibly a contributing factor depending on its location on the exterior wall. Also if you have had children and are perimenopausal/menopausal there is less tone in the perineal muscles and there may be a mild rectocele prolapse (rectal tissue pushes vagina) so stool gets stuck. Consider trying Kegel exercises to strengthen the perineal muscles. Discuss rectocele with gyn.

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Severe abdomen/groin/genital pain after bowel movement. Can't stand upright at all. Pain constant for 4 days. Worsens at times and after bm. Could it be fibroid or abscess? Thinking of going to er.

Severe abdomen/groin/genital pain after bowel movement. Can't stand upright at all. Pain constant for 4 days. Worsens at times and after bm. Could it be fibroid or abscess? Thinking of going to er.

See a doctor: This pain could be due to an abscess, perianal fistula, hemorroids, or possibly fibroid. Whatever the cause, it sounds like the symptoms are severe enough for you to see a doctor soon; they can decide if a ct would be appropriate to figure out the cause. Good luck!

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Can ashermans syndrome cause bowel problems like constipation or diarhhea?

Can ashermans syndrome cause bowel problems like constipation or diarhhea?

Constipation: Given the significant amount of adhesions associated with Asherman`s syndrome it could absolutely cause constipation. Diarrhea would seem much less likely. Irritation of your pelvic/stomach organs can transfer onto your bowels. The best way to combat constipation is to ensure a diet high in water and fiber. Best of luck :)

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Can vaginal discomfort be caused by bowel problems such as ibs?

Can vaginal discomfort be caused by bowel problems such as ibs?

IBS and gyn: Yes. The vagina is easily contaminated because of the diarrhea. The gastric acids can be very irritating. I see you are on Keflex for? The antibiotic can cause yeast overgrowth.

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Will bowel problems complety reverse itself, if stress is the cause of them, and the stress is completely reduced to normal levels?

Will bowel problems complety reverse itself, if stress is the cause of them, and the stress is completely reduced to normal levels?

Yes: If stress is the only cause then eliminating stress would solve the entire problem. However it is not usually as simple as that especially given your complex medication condition.

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Can a lack of fiber in my diet cause a lot of bowel problems?

Can a lack of fiber in my diet cause a lot of bowel problems?

Fiber: Can prevent constipation and help with IBS irritable bowel syndromes so use otc fiber or eat salads and whole grains it should help[

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Could anxiety cause bowel problems/cramping/gassiness?

Could anxiety cause bowel problems/cramping/gassiness?

Anxiety: Thru increased adrenaline, it can affect any organ system, such as gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous system, renal, etc.

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Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

Yes, rarely: Meningiomas most commonly occur in the head but they can also affect the spinal canal. If they press on the lowest part of the spinal cord they can produce bowel problems. This is not highly likely but can happen. See your physician for full evaluation.

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Can clindamycin lotion (prescribed for acne) cause bowel problems? Or is that just other routes other than topical?

Can clindamycin lotion (prescribed for acne) cause bowel problems? Or is that just other routes other than topical?

Topical clindamycin: This can indeed cause bowel problems - like diarrhea because if you think about it, the clindamycin lotion will absorb into your skin and thus make it's way to the bowels. If you're having diarrhea after starting this, you should get it checked out. Any antibiotic side-effect should be taken seriously. I would start with the doc who prescribed the clindamycin - give them a call today.

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Can a brain stem stroke cause bowel problems? After my dads stroke he can't control his bowels and it burns him up?

Can a brain stem stroke cause bowel problems? After my dads stroke he can't control his bowels and it burns him up?

Maybe: Depending upon location and size of the stroke, secondary bowel and/or bladder control issues may follow, but there may be other reasons, such as chronic infections, low intact of fiber, and dietary problems. This should definitely be explored thoroughly with your physicians.

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What could cause a 2 year old to have stomach pain for longer then a week but having no bowel problems?

What could cause a 2 year old to have stomach pain for longer then a week but having no bowel problems?

Depends: It depends where the "stomach pain" is specifically located and is it associated with any other symptoms. However, two common causes of abdominal pain are viral infections and constipation. If you are concerned about your child's belly pain, then have them examined by their pediatrician.

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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata (fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain (aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more