Ovarian cysts and constipation

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Hi There There are so many reasons for fluctuating pain including ovarian cysts, irritable bowel, constipation, stress, bladder spasms. It is important to follow up with your doctor.
I was yoldn in have chocolate cysts on my ovaries. I've tried the nuvaring as means to shrink the cysts and I was feeling better. I've had pain on my right side, pain under my belly button, gas, bloated, constipation, back pain, heavy periods,tenderness near my c section cut and severe gas and gas pains can't have a bowel movement w/a laxative I feel so uncomfortable. Just been miserable.
Should I get the cysts out and if so, the ovaries too? I am 49 and can't have kids. What awaits me if I get the cysts and ovaries out. Will menopause be any worse than the lower back pain with the cysts? Thanks for any help.
I am bloated and I get fairly bad abdominal pain and/or indigestion. I also have been going between diarrhea and constipation. And I have to urinate a lot. I've also been having a little shortness of breath, which seems to show up after I have eaten an then feel more bloated than before I have eaten. I had a transvaginal ultrasound that found a left cyst 4.5x4.4x3.4 and my left ovary messured 5.3x4.7x3.5. They say that one is a simple cyst. On the right they found a smaller cyst 1.5x1.1x1.
In January of 2009, i had emergency surgery for an ovarian cysts on my right ovary. Apparently the cyst was 5 inches and twisted around my ovary. After the surgery, i had no pain up until June of that year. I had many ultrasounds done that confirmed i had small cysts. In April of 2010, i had laproscopic surgery to have a look to see what was going on. The doctor told me after that my ovary had dropped down due to a cyst and that my right tube was blocked.
Had abdominal CT scan in August (to check liver) and was told that I have fatty liver and ovarian cysts (minor notation on report). Side pain has gotten worse and enzymes still elevated. Had second abdominal CT scan to get a better look at liver and pancreas. Was told everything looked okay (still have fatty liver) but the ovarian cysts have grown.
For so many months, I have a major unexplained weight loss, nausea, vomiting, constipation, major lower back pain, pain on the right sided back (ovary area), pain on leg, fatigue, some time I have constipation and a lot blood in stool, I also have pain during intercourse. I am a single mother, 40 years old, having 3 small kids. My doctor told me to wait for 5 weeks to do another ultrasound and see how big the cysts will grow before he decides to remove it. Could this be an ovarian cancer?
I have been dealing with Ovarian Cysts of and on for the past 5 years. They topically just come and go never have I been in pain from them and the never got any bigger than a centimeter. I just had an ultra sound that showed a large black mass attached to my right ovary. I have an IUD in place and for the past month I have had abdominal pain ranging from sever to managable. I also have bouts of nausea and constipation.
Welcome to the site. Just to let you know, 99% of ovarian cysts are BENIGN. Ovarian cysts mimic ovca symptoms. Other symptoms include lower back pain and GI problems such as acid reflux, heart burn, constipation and diarria(sp). You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Have had vague symptoms for year and a half - odd cramping, bloating, constipation, general abdominal pain and upset, nausea. Primary dr. sent me for back x-rays last Oct. for severe back and hip pain but nothing showed up except mild arthritis. Eased up, but severe paid w/nausea happened again in Jan. This time went for ultrasound which showed a 4mm ovarian cyst. Ob/gyn went over options incl. surgery but didn't seem too terribly concerned.
Hello, Most of the time ovarian cysts rupture because there is too much pressure on the lower abdomen, or because the ovary tissue has become so thin, so when the cyst grows larger, it causes the ovary to burst. The pressure can be due to sudden movements, sport activities, sex and also a very bad constipation. While on vacation try to avoid any strenuous and sudden movements.
I was readmitted to the hospital for horrible pain now on my right side and was told that now my right ovary had small cysts that have ruptured and left blood in my abdomen. There is now talk about a possible hysterectomy when I heal a little bit more from this past laproscopic surgery. Has anyone gone through this? The doc said that now that I only have the right ovary that it is in overdrive since it has to do all the work. Am so tired of this pain.
Recently I have been having very severe abdominal pain to the point that I cannot walk, back pain, increased urination, bloating, constipation, fatigue, weight loss, and no appetite. I have never had all these symptoms with a ovarian cysts. I went to the emergency room recently and all they would tell me is I had a bladder infection which I took antibiotics for but am still experiencing all this symptoms.
Im 18 and i am due for a laparotomy next week, i have 5 multilocular cysts that have accumulated to 20 cms. How long is the recovery time for me n my situation?
My CA 125 was normal and my cysts are very similar in size to yours - maybe a bit larger. My doctor and the doctor I saw for a second opinion said there is a 2% chance this is OVCA given my history and the fact that it is on both ovaries. Apparently those are signs leaning toward it being endo. I also am a thyroid cancer survivor so I, like you, get very discouraged with all of these sudden health issues when I have always been a very health concsious person.
I went to my OB and she took a polyp off my cervix, did a uterine biopsy and ordered my first (of many) vaginal US. It showed complex bilateral ovarian cysts, enlarged ovaries and fibroids. I have had 5 serial US since the first in Sept 07 and I feel that I am nowhere closer to finding out what is wrong with me than I was 6 months ago. The cysts have gotten bigger (not alot), I still have some pain on and off throughtout the month and my period is more irregular.
I'm 32 years old and I'm suffering from recurrent ovarian cysts on my right ovary. I've never had any problems with the left ovary though, but the right ovary keeps on "blowing bubbles". The last major incident was in November 2011 with a cyst that ruptured and it was drained via laparoscopy. It was the 3rd occurence of cysts during 2011. Previous cysts were treated with progesterone, which helped but left me feeling horrible.
said basically said nothing was wrong with and was I having problems at home... he said cysts come and go... I immediately called another gyno and she has been wonderful, she performed the ultrasound yesterday... she found the 2 cysts on each ovary and is concerned with the abdominal distention... everyone who knows of my situation are saying the drs. do not know what they are doing and why I am not having surgery and I am very frustrated and depressed.
Dear Kim How you would manage your chronic pain and recurrent ovarian cysts which i assume are from endometriosis will depend on how old you are and whether or not you are trying to have children. For women with your history who have completed child bearing, the most effective solution is to consider the surgical removal of your uterus and both tubes and ovaries. This will cure endometriosis.
and of course i forgot to mention pain controlled with ibuprofen (800 mg) and heat, urinary frequency urgency and incontinence. I was active duty marine for 8 years and involved in asbestos removal project for about 9 months.
Because I was still feeling some discomfort and my period was weird, I went to my gynocologist and he did an ultrasound. He nonchalantly told me that I had two cysts on my left ovary and what appeared to be a ruptured cyst on the right side, though he "could not find my right ovary". The cysts on my left ovary were less than 2 cm, and there was a small dark round spot that he said "looked like" a ruptured cyst. He seemed to think that was not a big deal.
i went to the doctor and he said that the lumpy mass was because of constipation, and it keeps coming and going. but i was feeling down lower on my left side and i felt a small lump at which i think it was by my ovary. i honestly dont know, but i am very scared cuz i dont wanna die. also ive been expierencing back pain, and consipation which were symptoms of ovarian cancer. or it could be a cyst? my aunt had cysts and they burst when she was around my age.
They can cause constipation by obstructing the bowl, and constipation could cause diarrhea, which could explain your symptoms. When I had a cyst earlier this month, I also had a problem with peeing. I never felt like I had to go, I just new I had to go because the pain would get worse and I could fell pressure where my kidney is on the side where the cyst was.
On the ovarian cysts forum, there may be more of us dealing with those kinds of things. Do the doctors say if the cysts are complex or functional?
Hi and welcome to the site. Although 99% of ovarian cysts are benign, you are very wise seeking medical attention. I would suggest that you go to a gyn/onc. They are specialists and have seen everything. With your family history, this would be the most sensible thing to do. The pain could be from a rupture or even torsion. Please seek a 2nd opinion with the gyn/onc. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
As for me, I felt better for only a few weeks. I called my Gyn back and was sent for another ultrasound. The cysts were back--basically to the same size as before surgery. So I had to go back in for a bilateral ovary removal. I'm not telling you this to give you something else to worry about...just make sure you listen to your body and never hesitate to call the office for anything you feel is abnormal. If you have any questions-- just ask, I may be able to help.
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