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Can an intestinal cyst be aspirated instead of removed.

Can an intestinal cyst be aspirated instead of removed.

Sort of.: Since aspirated cysts usually reaccumulate, this is a better maneuver for diagnosis than for cure.

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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Can a intestinal cyst be aspirated instead of surgically removed?

Can a intestinal cyst be aspirated instead of surgically removed?

Possibly, but: Cysts tend to recur unless removed completely. How large is the cyst? In what part of the intestine is it located. These factors may affect how the cyst is treated. Discuss with GI specialist/surgeon.

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How are cysts found in the small intestine treated?

How are cysts found in the small intestine treated?

Cysts in the: Small intestine are uncommon. Enteric duplication cysts, which are congenital anomalies, can occur anywhere along the GI tract. Usually these are asymptomatic, incidental findings on imaging studies and require no treatment. If they cause problems due to obstruction they can be surgically removed.

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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.

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Rep shows abnormal cells after cyst removal. 2 detect abnormal in ovary covered by intestine, 1 doc has said MRI & the other ct. Which is better?

Rep shows abnormal cells after cyst removal. 2 detect abnormal in ovary covered by intestine, 1 doc has said MRI & the other ct. Which is better?

Probably MRI: For imaging of the uterus tubes and ovaries ultrasound is generally the method of choice. If for some reason another look at the pelvic organs is needed MRI is usually the next step. Ct tends to better look at the intestines. Your doctor may want to speak to a radiology doctor about which would be best for your situation. Good luck.

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Isolated pain in one spot of I believe small intestine. Thought ovarian cyst, ultrasound neg. Very intense pain at times, on and off. 4 yrs now. Ideas?

Isolated pain in one spot of I believe small intestine. Thought ovarian cyst, ultrasound neg. Very intense pain at times, on and off. 4 yrs now. Ideas?

Possibly: Intermittent obstruction of the bowel by an adhesion, internal hernia, or intussusception. Figuring this out can be hard and there is no guarantee the cause will ever be found. You have to decide whether this is an issue worth pursuing. If so, a ct scan when you are having the pain may be useful.

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Expain small cysts on kidney i.Ve had CT scan for adominal pain and intestinal problems. I have small hernias and fatty liver. Please advise

Expain small cysts on kidney i.Ve had CT scan for adominal pain and intestinal problems. I have small hernias and fatty liver. Please advise

See long answer: Small cysts of the kidney are usually simple cysts which are a benign occurrence without clinical symptoms. They increase with age, and 50% of people age 50 have them. Check with your dr. To see if they were simple in appearance.

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Ct scan showed pkd, cysts on liver & inflamed intestine. Prescribed dicyclomine but I'm still in severe pain, & 7 day constipation. Any help please?

Please discuss: These with your physician or gastroenterologist. Get re- examined or have a close follow up with your doctor. Sounds complicated.

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Why do people with cystic fibrosis release enzymes to their small intestine?

Why do people with cystic fibrosis release enzymes to their small intestine?

Deficient enzymes: Pancreas in everyone makes enzymes that body uses to break down food. In person with CF, pancreatic ducts get blocked. This makes it harder for these enzymes to enter the small intestines. Decreased pancreatic secretions limit breakdown of fats, which cannot be absorbed by the small intestine because they are too large. Small intestine unable to neutralize acidic contents delivered from stomach.

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My right ovary was left after a hysterectomy keeps developing cysts. Tried to remove but its attached to bowel. Can the ovary be killed?

My right ovary was left after a hysterectomy keeps developing cysts. Tried to remove but its attached to bowel. Can the ovary be killed?

Try birth control: Ovaries are supposed to make cysts (follicles-that contain an egg) every month. Sometimes the cysts can grow too large or bleed when they open, causing pain. An easy way to treat this without surgery is to use birth control pills which suppress the ovaries and should help keep them from making cysts.

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After searching for 10 months a diag. For rt upper abd pain, coming up with liver cysts only, doc is chalking it up to functional bowel. Bowels normal?

After searching for 10 months a diag. For rt upper abd pain, coming up with liver cysts only, doc is chalking it up to functional bowel. Bowels normal?

Size of cysts?: It is possible that the RUQ pain you are experiencing is related to the liver cyst (s). What size and number of cysts do you have? If all other testing is negative, please see a liver surgeon for consultation. Removal of the cyst may be warranted.

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I am postmenopau complex ovar cyst bowel over it have adhesions too being monitored q 3 months drs fear surgery on me dangerous I want this to stop?

I am postmenopau complex ovar cyst bowel over it have adhesions too being monitored q 3 months drs fear surgery on me dangerous I want this to stop?

Second opinion: Post menopausal complex cysts need monitoring at minimum. A biopsy, excision, or more is also possible. Okay to ask for a second opinion, take family/friend with you to help ask questions. There are several pre-operative protocols to access risk for ovarian cancer based on labs, exam and ct findings. There are also other diagnosis, like bowel mass, abscess that should be easily addressed. Be well.

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Had a hysterectomy in 2009 loosing all but my right ovary. Had a recent check up where now I have small cysts along with bowel gas. What is that?

Had a hysterectomy in 2009 loosing all but my right ovary. Had a recent check up where now I have small cysts along with bowel gas. What is that?

Normal...: Its probably normal. Ovaries almost always contain small functional cysts and that is normal. Don't worry about the bowel gas. The tech just saw that and commented on it but it doesn't mean anything bad. Bowels have gas in them. Best wishes...

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When u hve a cyst on kindney can gas and bowel movements cause back to hurt?

No, ...: A cyst in kidney is within urinary tract and gas or bowel movement is within the functional boundary of gastrointestinal tract. So, both are entirely unrelated and don't worry. Best wish...

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


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more