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Dr. Karen Jones
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Can ovarian cyst cause pain in your rectum?

Can ovarian cyst cause pain in your rectum?

Yes: Sometimes an ovarian cyst sits back behind the uterus and next to the rectum, so it can cause pain in or around the rectum. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


Dr. Carol Peters-Tanksley
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I had an ovarian cyst rupture yesterday. Pain isn't as bad today, but spreads to rectum. Is this normal? Can't get into dr until tomorrow.

I had an ovarian cyst rupture yesterday. Pain isn't as bad today, but spreads to rectum. Is this normal? Can't get into dr until tomorrow.

May be normal: If the pain is getting somewhat better, you should be ok. Signs to be worried: pain that gets worse, nausea/vomiting, fever. As long as the pain is improving, your body is likely dealing with the cyst fluid on its own. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
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2 weeks ago- diagnosed w/ large ovarian cyst (6cm). Since then- spotting w/pelvic & rectum pain getting worse- next appoint in 2 mths- should I wait?

2 weeks ago- diagnosed w/ large ovarian cyst (6cm). Since then- spotting w/pelvic & rectum pain getting worse- next appoint in 2 mths- should I wait?

If your pain is: Worsening, you should not wait two months. Get to a gynecologist, because your cyst could be twisting or bleeding. Or it could be another cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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In terrible pain, (ovarian cyst) sharp pain and pressure on pelvic & rectum. Having a hard time sitting & walking. Help! ?

See a doctor: If you are in "terrible pain" with an ovarian cyst, please stop researching online and call your doctor. If you don't have one, get one. If the pain is bad enough, go to er. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Pena
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I have an ovarian cyst, i haven't had a period in 2 months, and after intercourse today i had sharp stabbing pains in my abdomen and rectum. Help?!

Seek evaluation : Important to seek evaluation with your physician or at the emergency room. If home pregnancy test suggests you are pregnant (no period in 2 months), it's even more urgent that you seek evaluation to exclude an ectopic pregnancy (nonviable pregnancy located outside the uterine cavity that is potentially life-threatening). ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause pain before and after period?

Yes, potentially: If it is large one (not just the normal follicular cysts that women develop in the normal course of hormone production to cause the menstrual cycle to occur). Also if the cyst does not resolve as it should normally, then it could cause pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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Does a small ovarian cyst cause pain even if it hasn't ruptured. Experiencing pelvic discomfort, nausea, frequent urination, even rib discomfort.

Does a small ovarian cyst cause pain even if it hasn't ruptured. Experiencing pelvic discomfort, nausea, frequent urination, even rib discomfort.

UTI: Have your urine tested. This could also be a urinary tract infection. Small cysts dont usually cause that much pain. Women produce cysts every month to release the egg. ...Read more

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Do ovarian cysts hurt or cause pain?

Do ovarian cysts hurt or cause pain?

Large ones do: Large ovarian cysts can twist and cause pain, but most produce pressure or menstrual irregularities. ...Read more

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Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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