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Can a cyst 8cm be associated with constipation and indigestion, CT scan said it was abuts my small bowel?

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Dr. Olaf Johansen
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Usually not

A benign simple ovarian cyst usually does not cause constipation.

In brief: Usually not

A benign simple ovarian cyst usually does not cause constipation.
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Dr. Robert Gould
Radiology

In brief: Possibly

At 8 cm cyst is fairly large.
If it is in such a location that it is blocking the passage of stool through your colon, it could theoretically be causing constipation. Generally cysts, if they are truly cysts, contain water and are soft and would not cause obstruction of the colon. Please have your doctor review the report from the radiologist of your ct scan to be sure.

In brief: Possibly

At 8 cm cyst is fairly large.
If it is in such a location that it is blocking the passage of stool through your colon, it could theoretically be causing constipation. Generally cysts, if they are truly cysts, contain water and are soft and would not cause obstruction of the colon. Please have your doctor review the report from the radiologist of your ct scan to be sure.
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