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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cyst Pressing On Colon Intestines

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Had CT w/o cont of kidneys to check for stones and only ovarian cyst was found. Wld CT such as that also have shown organs such as my colon/intestines?

Had CT w/o cont of kidneys to check for stones and only ovarian cyst was found. Wld CT such as that also have shown organs such as my colon/intestines?

Yes: But unless the radiologist reading the film as asked to turn his/her attention to a specific organ yoy cannot "count on" the test" picking up"everything in your abdominal cavity! What are you concerned about?

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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 have a complex ovarian cyst with septations and debris about 14ml in volume. It was 7ml 3 months ago. It's now pressing against my colon. Treatment?

I have a complex ovarian cyst with septations and debris about 14ml in volume. It was 7ml 3 months ago. It's now pressing against my colon. Treatment?

Talk to your GYN: Your personal GYN can best answer for your specific case, but generally if the cyst is enlarging and causing symptoms by pressing against your colon it may be best treated surgically. See link for more information on ovarian cysts.

http://www. Uptodate. Com/contents/ovarian-cysts-beyond-the-basics ...Read more

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What would be the diff btw the pain in the colon and ovarian cyst?

What would be the diff btw the pain in the colon and ovarian cyst?

Timing: Ovarian pain is usually almost constant and sharp. Colon pain is sporatic and crampy. Usually it is accompanied by loose stools, or long stringy stools or rounded small stools. Also could have constipation.
Ovarian cysts also cause pain with intercourse or with excercise. Hope this info helps! ...Read more

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Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned

Recently had a CT scan is it possible for a remarkably thickened sigmoid colon, bulky uterus, and ovarian cyst over 5cm to be related? Concerned

Guessing: This is hard to call form just a description of CT, not knowing any other clinical facts. Can say: 1) the bulky uterus is 100% unrelated to the other findings, the thickened sigmoid "may" be related to the ovarian cyst or vice-versa. A doctor who knows your whole history and exam could answer these for you, can't say more online. Good wishes ...Read more

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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. ...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 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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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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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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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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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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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

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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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more