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Pain Caused Endometriosis
Possible: Endometriosis may be the cause of flank pain, but there are other reasons to consider as well. If pain is worse during menses makes endometriosis more likely as a cause. Do you have a diagnosis of endometriosis already? Surgery, either laparoscopy or laparotomy, is the only way to make this diagnosis for sure. Good wishes. ...Read more
Detox and hormones: You need to have a detoxification from environmental toxins and hormonal balancing. ...Read more
Pelvic pain: A late period in itself should not cause pelvic pain. Rupture of an ovarian cyst can - sometimes the (follicle) cyst that released the egg, e.g., at the time of ovulation can fill with blood. This is called a hemorrhagic cyst (cyst filled with blood). The blood in the cyst can cause distention and the pain from that distention can radiate into other parts of the abdomen. ...Read more
Possible: If you have a history of endometriosis and are having GI symptoms you should definitely see a specialist and also have a colonoscopy. When endometriosis has invaded the small bowel, large bowel, or rectum, it can be very difficult to manage. You want to stay on top of it. That being said, your pain could be for another reason entirely and a GI doctor can help you figure that out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not typically: Gallbladder symptoms usually effect the upper abdomen either in the middle or on the right side under the rib cage (over the liver). Some patients complain of back pain on that side as well. Frequently, gallbladder problems are confused and treated as heartburn or reflux. It would be very unusual to have leg pain associated with the gallbladder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It would need to be of a sufficiently large size to do so. Remember that ovaries produce cysts every month, and these (functional) cysts are normal, and don't cause pain. If they get larger than normal, (my opinion >3-4cm) or grow in size rapidly, or if they cause bleeding into the abdominal cavity then they can cause pelvic pain.Sometimes the pain will refer down the inner or front of the up.Thigh. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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