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Parasites And Ovarian Tumors
No: Endometriosis is not a precancerous condition, although, it does act like a cancer would, though. It may spread around the abdominal cavity, but it doesn't cause death or intoxication like cancer would. It is one of the major causes of infertility and chronic abdominal and/or pelvic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: There are numerous organisms that have this potential, perhaps one of the more common ones being Ascaris lumbricoides, although Strongyloides stercoralis, Clonorchis senensis and Echinococcus granulosis have also been reported, among other rare cases. It is not a common cause of pancreatitis, particularly in the USA. ...Read more
No: This would be unlikely. Ovarian cysts are their own thing. One caveat, some women with severe endometriosis (uterine tissue that is not in the uterus but still cycles and bleeds each month) can have tissue in the rectum that bleeds too. That is not something to guess about though. You may need a colonoscopy to sort this out. Don't wait to go in and get checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Colon cancer can very rarely cause obstruction of the duct draining the gall bladder(cystic duct) or liver(common bile duct) by growing directly into these structures and causing an obstruction. This can lead to cholecystitis just like that caused when the obstruction is caused by a gall stone. It is a more serious situation but i believe that I have seen it only once in my 36 year career! ...Read more
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