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Change In Bowel Habits And Lower Butt Pain Could That Be Old Endometriosis
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
Endometriosis history. Possible spreading to bowel. Having bad lower abdominal pains for few days, no relief. Who should I call, GI or gyno? Help!
GYN : Contact gyn who will arrange for other consultants. ...Read more
Endometriosis- sharp lower left pelvic pain after bowel movement, will also have bright red bleeding from vagina after pushing-lots of pressure?
19 years old. Change in bowel habits but go everyday. Sometimes blood on toilet paper from known hemorrhoids. Should I be screened for colon cancer?
Not at this time: The incidence of colorectal cancer is very low under the age of 40, and stats for 19-39 years of age for women are 1/1400 and increase dramatically between age 40-50 to 1/140. Unless you have a strong family history of colorectal cancer, you can relax about that diagnosis for now. If you have not been feeling well, experience BM urgency, you should be checked for colitis. ...Read more
See below: These are symptoms that could be potentially serious. Yous should discuss these with your physician. He/she will thoroughly evaluate you and let you know what's going on. ...Read more
Can a woman in her late 40s still get endometriosis, and can it cause pains to radiate all the way to the sides of the abdomen and lower back?
Endometriosis common: Endometriosis is far and away the most common cause of female pelvic pain. The list of possible causes is just not that long in most patients. Pain during or after intercourse should be evaluated by your gynecologist. Other causes include pid (pelvic inflammatory disease, a bacterial infection of the uterus/tubes/ovaries) but usually there is a low grade fever and some extra vaginal discharge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer