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Diarrhea common w/Ovarian Cyst?

I've had odd BM's for months.  Could this be related to my ovarian cysts?  I've already had my right ovary and felopian tube removed (uterus and cervix too).  Only thing left is left ovary and tube and it now has complex cyst.  Having f/u us end of this month.  I have lots of back pain, mostly when laying directly on my back (lower), and almost daily "crampy feelings" - mostly mild, just occasionaly sharp.  

But by 11:00 AM every day, I've gone a minimum of 2 times and before days end (evening) I will probably have gone another 1-3...everyday.  It's almost always diarreah (diarrhea), or near...very rarely constipated.

Sorry to be so "disgusting"...I'd just like to know if anyone else has experienced this as a side effect of ovarian cysts??

Thanks!

Candy
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Yes, I had a terrible time with the same thing - sometimes barely made it to the bathroom and never knew when it would hit.  I was treated for IBS for a while but knew there was something else going on.  I insisted on a transvaginal ultrasound, which showed multiple cysts on the left ovary.  When surgery was done to remove the ovary, it was adhered to the bowel, which was causing that particular symptom.  I didn't have back pain but did have a burning sensation.  I was dx with granulosa cell tumor, stage 1C.  Are you having the ovary/cysts removed? ChrisP
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Hi,

I hope to.  My next appt. isn't until the end of this month and it's for a F/U US.  All of my previous surgeries were with a different GYN who I just didn't feel was compeltely "surgically" qualified (sadly, after the fact).  She wasn't concerned when my remaining ovary developed the complex cyst and didn't think the backache was related to anything GYNC at all.

For example, I read somewhere (maybe I'm wrong) that you shouldn't have a vaginal hysterectomy if you have fibroid tumors.  I did, but my old GYN performed vaginal anyway..then had difficulty getting the uterus out..had to "cut in pieces" (sorry for graphic).  Maybe that was o.k....but sounded wiggy to me.

But I too sometimes barely make it and  I'm positive it's the cyst.  I also have "burning" pains in the area where "both" ovarys are / were.  I suppose the one is just "phantom" pains or something?

Have both of your ovaries been removed?


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Yes, I had the left ovary removed initially, and then when it was found to be malignant went to a gyn/onc for a hysterectomy including removal of the other ovary.  I was able to have laproscopic surgery both times. The sensation you are having could be phantom pains or maybe scar tissue on the one side - the other could be the cysts.  My burning was on the side where the cysts were.  I haven't had any issues since the second surgery and am back to normal as far as being "regular" - and now I really appreciate it! Two of the other women in my office also had a LAV hysterectomy for fibroids, so I guess they do take them out that way - they'd have to be cut up to come out that tiny incision, I would guess.  One had robotic surgery and she seemed to heal much faster than the rest of us.  Chris  
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I,too, had problem with diahrea..it started as periocidcally then progressed to chronic, just about after every meal,,,GYNo told me not related to the 2 masses growing on each ovary and suggested I go see Gastro specialist.  Saw and asked to be tested for parasite, ulcer and anything else I could think of that would cause this.  Turned out it was due to fluid (astices) in abdomen area which was from OC cells that had broken loose and floating around body.  Also had difficulty breathing out of one lung, same reason...This categorized me as stage 4.  
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Hi! i have multiple complex cysts on both ovaries and having same problem (loose bowels with alot of mucas,not to be sick..anyone else experience this? it hits me with no warning..must be the pressure and nerve endings? also having alot of rectal pressure and feeling for bm constantly...OUCH!
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Thank you ladies :)
  Your posts are invaluable.  I've just recently been released from the emerg., after having a ruptured cyst and a lot of pain.  The CT scan also showed a 3.5 cm lump. Drs. have scheduled me for a laparoscopy in a  few days.  I'm on pain meds, but I'm still experiencing severe abdominal pain and diarrhea.  I'm not looking forward to the surgery or the results.  Any words of wisdom?
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If there is any suspicion that the lump may be malignant please have a gyn/oncologist perform your surgery - they are specially trained to deal with gyn cancers and can save you a lot of grief.  Otherwise, just go with the flow and you should be fine.  In either event take it easy after the surgery and give yourself plenty of time to heal - don't push yourself or let anyone else push you into doing anything you don't feel up to doing.  You only get one chance to heal correctly - if you overdo you could end up with hernias or adhesions. It took me well over a year after my surgery before feeling entirely normal again and I was in top physical shape and had never had any health problems at the time of my surgeries.  Best wishes and let us know how it goes.  Chris P
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Thanks Chris!  
Well, the surgery has been postponed for now.  My obgyn said that I have to go in for an MRI first, before they perform laparoscopy.  I'm still in severe pain and on meds. According to my doctor, my red blood cells had dropped dramatically in two days, which was a clear sign that there was some internal bleeding.  I wonder if that's normal for everyone with a ruptured cyst.  I guess now it's a matter of wait and see.  Now that I know there is a tumor inside of me, I feel really weird and self-conscious.  

By the way, you deserve a standing ovation...bravo :)  I can't even imagine what you must have gone through.  What a woman!

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Let us know how things go with the MRI.  I think what I went through is pretty routine but I could have spared myself a second surgery if I'd known to go to a gyn/onc initially. Many of the other women on this site are the ones deserving a standing ovation - they are still hanging in there with numerous surgeries, chemo, etc. and yet they come on this site when they can and try to help - they are the real heroes!  Good luck with the MRI.  Chris P
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Good luck with your MRI, let us know how it goes. Sorry you are stressing the medical field unfortunatly that is a common factor for a lot of people. Hope all goes well for you Lily. Hurry up and wait..and it "always something".
take care of yourself in the meantime, and try to find ways of destressing (I know it is hard, but stress won't change the road ahead, just make it a little  rougher to challange.)
Your in my thoughts.
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Hi.I've been in BAD pain on my LOWER left side close 2hip.diareah(yellowish).chills,nausated,breasts are tender& nipples seem to be darkening as well! Im not pregnant.I've had a tubaligation done in 2003.& I am not sexually active.so Im chalkin it up 2a cyst on my left ovary.@least thats what the E.R. Doc has diagnosed me with.She also said that my cervix looked "enlarged".has any1 else heard ANY of these symptoms?Im just n BAD PAIN & SCARED! Please tell me that this sounds normal!
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