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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


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Hello. Can ovarian cysts cause severe cramping and diarrhoea? I am due my period in 2-3 days. Thanks

Hello. Can ovarian cysts cause severe cramping and diarrhoea? I am due my period in 2-3 days. Thanks

Yes and No.: Ovarian cysts can cause abdominal and pelvic pain, but most patients do not describe this as cramping. Most of the time this is sharp, sometimes stabbing pain, but can also be a dull ache. Rarely is it "crampy". Ovarian cysts would not cause you to have diarrhea. Ovarian cysts are most often painful in the middle of your cycle, not at the end. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst on the right side cause pain on the left side with diarrhea ( foul smell yellow) cramps, chills. Blood work and CT scan are ok?

Can an ovarian cyst on the right side cause pain on the left side with diarrhea ( foul smell yellow) cramps, chills. Blood work and CT  scan are ok?

Seems Unlikely: I would think that the pain would be on the same side as the cyst. Your symptoms sound more GI in nature and the cyst may be just an incidental finding on the ct. Remember that all regular cycling women will produce one cyst each month (usually <2.5 cm) and that is the special cyst that has an egg inside. ...Read more

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Left ovarian cyst causing constipation, nausea, constant pain on left side, diarrhea, fatigue, flushed face. Have an appt w/ gyn on the 7th but er now?

Left ovarian cyst causing constipation, nausea, constant pain on left side, diarrhea, fatigue, flushed face. Have an appt w/ gyn on the 7th but er now?

It depends on severi: Your appointment is not too far away to wait. In the meantime you can take some simple pain medicine like Tylenol for pain control. If your symptoms are unbearable(unable to sleep due to pain or unable to eat or drink fluids, then you have valid reasons to go to the ER for a more urgent medical check up and treatment. ...Read more

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I have an ovarian cyst and i now have stomach pain and loose stools/diarrhea and nautious is my cyst causing that or is that from my hyena hernia?

I have an ovarian cyst and i now have stomach pain and loose stools/diarrhea and nautious is my cyst causing that or is that from my hyena hernia?

Nonspecific: Abdominal pain, nausea, and diarrhea are fairly nonspecific symptoms. They could be due to a variety of GI problems, most of which however are probably functional. While a hiatal hernia isn't anatomic problem that can cause some functional problems, this is usually related to difficulty eating, chest pain, anemia, or reflux symptoms. You could see your primary care provider to try to sort this out. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more