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Is this normal for my situation or is something to worry about? I was diagnosed with a bleeding ovarian cyst on monday of this past week and was told the cyst wasn't very big and that it wasn't bleeding very much. They were not worried about and told me i

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Pepto

Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause the stool to look abnormal.
It is unlikely for a cyst to cause blood in the stool, even if it is bleeding, although endometriosis can cause that. If you have another bloody stool, have increased pain, vomiting, or feel light-headed or faint, then you must be seen as an emergency.

In brief: Pepto

Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause the stool to look abnormal.
It is unlikely for a cyst to cause blood in the stool, even if it is bleeding, although endometriosis can cause that. If you have another bloody stool, have increased pain, vomiting, or feel light-headed or faint, then you must be seen as an emergency.
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