Ovarian cysts and digestive problems

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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.
The past two weeks I have had a strange brownish/red discharge (like the blood that comes out at the very end of your period) and some blood clots each time I go to the bathroom. I have been reading up on the symptoms of ovarian cancer and ovarian cysts, and although many of my symptoms were related to gallbladder issues, I also have read that ovarian cancer is sometimes mistaken for other digestive problems.
The doctor felt that the ovarian cysts were way too small to be causing digestive symptoms and she saw nothing on the ultrasound that would indicate that this is ovarian cancer. Does this Ultrasound report sound like ovarian cancer? Should I get a second opinion? Could these cysts be causing the stomach bloating and nausea? Also, is the small free pelvic fluid normal? The ultrasound report just states facts, but doesn't give any analysis of what this is or whether is is normal or abnormal.
I've noticed that I have seemed to have more and more problems with my digestive tract...diarrhea, sometimes constipation (each can go on for a few days). Can the cyst be a cause of this? Also, will flying be dangerous to my health (could this cause the cyst to "burst")? I also have an appointment with another gynocologist for a 2nd opinion on July 9th.
so all my life i have had problems with stomach pain and digestive pain, i thought i was lactose intolerant so i stoped eating and drinking lactose, but it did not help, the doctors think it is my ovarian cysts that is causing the pain but it is much higher just below my belly button, on my left side, it is extremely painful, also my back on my left side is very tender. i have had cat scans and ultra sounds but they just see my cysts, i had a colonoscapy a few yrs ago and that was normal.
I am due to have cysts removed on tues next week, i read alot of people on here talk about IBS type symptoms being linked with this, is this right?? Can ovarian cysts cause stomach aches etc because if they do then it would explain alot!!!!!! Many thanks, Claire.
You should also ask them to check to see if she is getting ovarian cysts. They can get big and push on the GI tract causing constipation and diarrhea. It could be the reason she hasn't started her menses. They may be coming, growing and causing the bloating, and then rupturing when she has all the pain.
I went to the doctor for a check up she sent ne to do a pelvic ultrasound today i got back the result it says i have 1.1 x 1.5 cm cyst in my upper vagina and a 1.3 cm simple right ovarian cyst and no free fluid in the cul-de-sac. Please explain to me what this means cause i'm very very worried, what may be causing the excessive gas i am very scared.
It is easier for me to accept this explanation verses IBS. I decided to try Librax to help with all of the anxiety and digestive problems this year has caused. This was incredibly hard for me to do but my husband and two girls deserve me at my possible best. I'm tired of being irritable, that is not my nature. If you have had ANY previous abdominal or pelvic surgeries I encourage you to do some research on Adhesion Related Disorders as well.
Is it possible to mistake ovarian cancer for dermoid cysts? I have looked at the symptoms of ovarian cancer and I am a bit concerned. I have battled digestive problems for about 4 years. Nausea, diarreah, constipation, and bloating. I have been to a gasterenteroligist (SP?) and have had a colonoscopy and endoscopy and have been diagnosed with IBS. But these are all symptoms of ovarian cancer. Do I need to be concerened that it might be something worse than dermoid cyst?
During chemotherapy, the acid reflux, indigestion, intestinal cramping, diarrhea, and constipation are common problems. These problems result from the body's inability to restore daily the mucus, digestive fluids, and other cells lining, "operating," and protecting the gastro-intestinal tract. This inability is the result of the fact that chemotherapy works by stopping the division of rapidly-dividing and growing cells.
Nothing to worry about I'm sure, mine wasn't cancerous. I learned if cysts are big they can cause digestive problems since they are right next to you're intestines and such. Unfortunately for me, long after the cyst ruptured, I am stuck with a bloated abdomen still after eating, and was just diagnosed with bile reflux. Stupid cyst started all these digestive problems I never used to have!
Do ensure your doctor checks you for ovarian cysts. I had similiar symptoms with mine and bloated up so much that I looked 6 months pregnant. The can push on your internal organs and cause digestive issues and gas. It's worth eliminating it as a possibility and all you need is a transvaginal ultrasound.
For the past 2 years I have had digestive problems- the usual heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal pains, bloating, gas. I was diagnosed with Acid Reflux Disease after visiting my gastroenterologist and having an endoscopy done. Two years later, the problems have persisted and gotten worse, this time with pain in my upper right side and upper back area(gallbladder area). I was diagnosed with having gallstones and had my gallbladder removed a week ago.
Thank you for your prompt reply.
I have had gynecological problems for as long as I can remember and there is a family history of cervical cancer (Mother). I have had precancerous cells removed many years ago from my cervix and no abnormal paps since. I had an Endometrial Ablation two years ago for hemorrhagic bleeding and began getting large cysts around that same time. The cysts have become more frequent recently, becoming incapacitating about every three months or so.
Also, eating fried foods can further cause problems, along with consuming caffeine and chocolate. What - no caffeine and no chocolate! Controlling these conditions by diet can like a form of torture!! I had an ulcer some years ago. I also have mild IBS, which I control *nearly completely* by regulating my diet and consuming fiber (by diet or by additive.
Well I have ovarian cysts so I was mainly looking for answers about ovarian cysts...my cysts wont go away. So from what I read that means they can be endo, or ovarian cancer, or dermoid. I know that small cysts can cause a bunch of symptoms. I've done a lot of research, maybe since you have no experience with endo or ovarian cancer you should not of answered my question. Sorry if I sound ill but I am......Maybe I shouldnt have come here. Was'nt looking to made feel like an idiot.
For many years I have experienced some of the ovarian cancer symptoms of bladder fullness and frequency, pelvic pressure, etc., due to the large fibroid so I don't think I would be able to detect cancer just on the physical symptoms since they already exist. I am in the late stages of perimenopause and my gynecologist feels within a year I will be at menopause at which time the fibroid will probably shrink and hysterectomy can be avoided.
Now Im almost 38 years of age and because of ovarian cysts have been in and out of the hospitals for ct scans, sonograms, etc...I went 2 hospital last friday again for the 3rd time this month and they said my 1.3 cm ovarian cyst had not changed..Take meds go home and call dr. on friday...Well I called my surgeon who had scheduled a laparoscopy feb,20th pending getting 20 year old medical records from another state...Ive been in so much pain since last friday I just lay and cry...
My symptoms included abdominal bloating, irregular periods/cessation of periods, spotting, frequent urination, digestive upsets and intestinal upsets with flatulance, and fatigue. If you have ever read a list of the symptoms of ovarian cancer, then you know that my symptoms, as well as the description of my cyst, read like the very description of the disease...yet surgery and study proved the mass was benign.
Hello, I am a 30 yr old f from Vancouver Canada with a history of ovarian cysts since age 14. Ruptured cyst put me in the hospital for a laparoscomy at age 15 where reportedly the surgeon said she had never seen so much fluid in the abdominal cavity. I have ALWAYS had severely painful period cramps, but lately they are unbearable. Recently confirmed I have a small cyst on my right ovary, approx 4 cm, had three ultrasounds including a vaginal. No growth reported over 3 months.
The doctor who performed the first one did not get it done properly, and I had to get it done a second time, and they removed my right fallopian tube, which I think is causing all this pain on my right side and my ovarian cyst. My doc tells me not to worry, suck up the pain, and the cyst will go away on its own. But, I am really worried, since there is a history of problems such as these on my mom's side of the family.
I'm 34 and have very little history of cancer in the family, but a lot of my aunts have had various ovarian cysts, mostly dermoid. When I was 31 and pregnant with my 4th child, they found a large cyst (9cm) in my left ovary during my 8 wk ultrasound. I had follow up US's to monitor it, and when it didn't change, they ended up removing it at 19 weeks (I also had the option to wait until delivery and have a c-sec and remove it then). (My baby was fine...it's amazing what they can do!
The curving of your spine might be putting pressure on your insides and causing some problems. I get ovarian cysts, and they irritate my bladder and bowels. So ask your scolisis doctor and see what they say. I hope i helped in some way.
W/O infection, my frequency of urination has increased dramatically and continues to increase. Sometimes I go every 1 to 2 hours and I don't drink a lot. I've had tons of problems with my digestive tract. Terrible constipation, diarhea, cramps, gas, bloating and recently... in particular, my stomach seems to be bloated. My mother even told me my stomach was "sticking out" over the weekend. I don't think I've gained weight. Everything else on my body is normal.
did they test your free T3 and T4 levels? Some people have problems with converting the T3 to T4 and that can't be detected with just a TSH test. I firmly believe that Hashi's has something to do with this heart racing/pounding issue!! neava- Just wanted to let you know that I totally relate...here in Canada we have a publically funded health care too...and it definitely is a good/bad situation...I ALWAYS have to wait months for a specialist appt...
Today I went to the OBGYN to have an ultra sound done b/c I have been having severe pelvic pain on my Left side. They did an internal ultrasound, and found a Ovarian cyst the size of a Soft ball on the Right side. It did have Fluid in it, tho they did not really take the time to explain things to me. They said this was a medium size Cyst. I am 25 yrs old and weigh around 115 pounds. I have a bulge coming out of me. The pain I am in is horrendous.
//www.4woman.gov/faq/ovarian_cysts.htm What are the symptoms of ovarian cysts? Many women have ovarian cysts without having any symptoms.
Remember, as people here will tell you, 99 percent of cysts are benign! They can still cause some pain, though, and some digestive problems like nausea, gas, heartburn, etc. I keep a pad of paper in my desk drawer and everytime I think of a question to ask the doctor, I write it down. There is a lot of great information given here and many times it gives me an idea of what to ask my Doctor.
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