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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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I went to the ER where I was diagnosed with colitis and an ovarian cyst on the right side. I do not have frequent bowel movement but pain Is awful.?

I went to the ER where I was diagnosed with colitis and an ovarian cyst on the right side. I do not have frequent bowel movement but pain Is awful.?

Colitis: I assume the diagnosis of colitis was made after a CT scan was done to make the diagnosis of your pain. However it does not sound like you have symtoms of colitis, which is diarrhea.
So the imaging study that showed colitis is likely an incidental finding mimicing the radiographic characteristics of colitis ...Read more

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Have massive ovarian cyst and colitis. Now when ever I have a bowel movement it is blood clots. Is this serious or even normal?

Have massive ovarian cyst and colitis. Now when ever I have a bowel movement it is blood clots. Is this serious or even normal?

See a Dr!: Yes, rectal bleeding could be serious, especially if you have already been diagnosed with colitis. Depending on the severity of the bleeding, you should see your doctor asap or even the emergency department if you don't have a primary physician or a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Complex ovarian cyst 5.6 cm. 2 ER visits in 1 week. Current severe pain, frequent urination, no bowel movement 2 days, feel bloated/distended. ER?

Complex ovarian cyst 5.6 cm. 2 ER visits in 1 week. Current severe pain, frequent urination, no bowel movement 2 days, feel bloated/distended. ER?

Severe pain--> ED: Have you called your gynecologist? Frequently, the ER will recommend a provider if you do not have one. If you are in severe pain, you should consider returning to the ED for further evaluation. Some ovarian cysts will resolve on their own. Others will require surgical evaluation. Only a physician who has reviewed the ultrasound and examined you can help formulate the best treatment plan. ...Read more

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I feel like I have an ovarian cyst, no bowel movement in 3 days, extremely gasey, hurts to press under right rib cage, stomach bloated, er?

I feel like I have an ovarian cyst, no bowel movement in 3 days, extremely gasey, hurts to press under right rib cage, stomach bloated, er?

See your doctor: Ovarian cysts that cause symptoms usually involve the pelvis and may cause changes in menstrual flow. Bloating is common. If concerned, your doctor can evaluate with pelvic ultrasound. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks Pregnant and have a ruptured ovarian cyst I have lots of brown discharge and I'm scared is this normal I have pain during bowel movements?

I am 5 weeks Pregnant and have a ruptured ovarian cyst I have lots of brown discharge and I'm scared is this normal I have pain during bowel movements?

Call you OB provider: The brown discharge could be old blood or infection and needs to be addressed. If the cyst that ruptured is your corpus luteum, you may need progesterone supplementation as well. The bowel movement pain may or may not be related. IT could just be constipation which is common in pregnancy. ...Read more

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5 weeks Pregnant with ruptured ovarian cyst lots of brown discharge and painful bowel movements?

5 weeks Pregnant with ruptured ovarian cyst lots of brown discharge and painful bowel movements?

See your OB: The answers you need are with your obstetrician. Call today. In the meantime, if you begin to bleed, and if you have severe pain do not hesitate to be evaluated in an acute care (meaning emergency room) setting. ...Read more

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Extreme pain in lower. Abdomen/pubic bone area during exercise. Also after bowel movement. Could it be an ovarian cyst?

Extreme pain in lower. Abdomen/pubic bone area during exercise. Also after bowel movement. Could it be an ovarian cyst?

See a doctor: There are many possible causes of abdominal pain in women. If the pain is severe and is worse with movement then I would recommend going to the ER ASAP. ...Read more

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Symptoms: ovarian cysts, itching and burning sensation around my left lower abdomen, hungry more often, less bowel movements. What can this be?

Symptoms: ovarian cysts, itching and burning sensation around my left lower abdomen, hungry more often, less bowel movements. What can this be?

Not related: Ovarian cysts can be normal by the way. Ask your doctor what they think. But hunger, and bowel changes are something to do with your bowels. You might need to see a GI specialist. Left lower quadrant pain can also be from your ovarian cyst or from your bowel. Need your doctor to help you decide how to tackle this complex of symptoms. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst effect your bowl movements?

Can an ovarian cyst effect your bowl movements?

If it large enough: It can or if you are on Codeine type pain meds those can constipate you, you should see your doctor and he or she can prescribe meds to get you regular and to make sure the cyst is not growing. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause your abdomen to swell?

Can an ovarian cyst cause your abdomen to swell?

Yes definetly: Depends on how big it is, many other causes can make the abdomen swell also so u need to see your gyn to start out with. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cyst cause lower right abdomen pain and lower back pain?

Can ovarian cyst cause lower right abdomen pain and lower back pain?

Yes,: It could. But there are other potential causes, if you are having acute symptoms consider getting an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts be the cause of severe lower right abdomen pain? Had cold sweat, felt faint. Can home took meds slept and now better, still sore.

Can ovarian cysts be the cause of severe lower right abdomen pain? Had cold sweat, felt faint. Can home took meds slept and now better, still sore.

Yes: Among other things. Consider a pregnancy, constipation, bladder infection, appendix. If nauseated or feverish consider seeking help, a upt if applicable. ...Read more

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6.4 ovarian cyst. Not pregnant and no urine or kidney problems had test done. Sharp awful pain in low right abdomen. Frequent urination. Bloating.

Laparoscopy...: A large ovarian cyst can give you pain and bloating. How it is treated depends on how bad your pain is and on its appearance on ultrasound. If you are in a lot of pain, it can be removed surgically, usually using laparoscopy as an out-patient procedure. Laparoscopy results in very small scars. These cysts are almost never cancer is a women in her 20s. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have ovarian cysts, I am not pregnant at all. My lower abdomen is super hard, could my cyst cause this. Plus I'm on birth control implanon?

I have ovarian cysts, I am not pregnant at all. My lower abdomen is super hard, could my cyst cause this. Plus I'm on birth control implanon?

Yes: It could be from the ovarian cysts or even from constipation or some other issue. Be sure to follow up with your physician, especially if there is tenderness. ...Read more

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I'm sorryi was told I had ovarian cyst but my stomach is large and bowel is not much and cramps pains everywhere I was wondering if I had endemtrosis?

I'm sorryi was told I had ovarian cyst but my stomach is large and bowel is not much and cramps pains everywhere I was wondering if I had endemtrosis?

Evaluation: It could be endometriosis with scarring and endometriosis cysts called an endometrioma. It could also be a fibroid. Sounds like you need a proper diagnosis and likely a procedure to confirm that diagnosis as well as to improve your symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a 6cm simple functional ovarian cyst that is possibly causing bowel obstruction, heartburn, nausea, and moderate pain. Will surgery solve it?

I think: That the number of symptoms/conditions assigned to this 6 cm single ovarian cyst are just too many and, in my opinion, it is VERY unlikely that all your rpoblems will be solved by removing it!

My opinion only
Good Luck
Dr Z ...Read more

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4cm complex ovarian cyst. Mri can't ruleout neoplasm. Hysterectomy in apr. Age 37. Horrible pain, bloating, urinary incont. Bowel changes. Surgery?

May have to remove I: Complex ovarian cysts require closer monitoring and consideration of removal if they grow in size. The size is still not big enough to chase it and remove it right now. But an interval re-evaluation in 2-3 months will help to determine if it is increasing in size or not. If it grows over 6 months and the size is bigger than 6-7 cm, I would recommend surgical removal. But also get a ca125 level do. ...Read more

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I have a 9cm ovarian cyst attached to my bowel. Was referred to gynecologic oncologist for bowel resection. Scared ill wake up with a colostomy bag?

I have a 9cm ovarian cyst attached to my bowel. Was referred to gynecologic oncologist for bowel resection. Scared ill wake up with a colostomy bag?

Small chance only: I do not know what exactly you have. However, if there is no inflammation in the area, which I believe it is the case and if the size of the colon above the lesion is not too distended and if resection is needed you should not end up with a colostomy. However, you never know what will the surgeon see/find when he/she enters your abdomen. So, if all is relatively "clean" inside, your should be fine. ...Read more

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Severe pain on right side of pelvis Hurts more with movement. Could it be ovarian cyst acting up.

Right sided pain: Relatively small "ovarian cysts" always precede ovulation, and with ovulation (release of the egg and rupture of the follicle cyst) pain on the side of ovulation, or even an enlarging ovarian cyst which stretches the ovarian capsule can cause pain. If it persists, see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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


Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more