Is painful bowel movements an ovarian cyst symptom? If so, how can a cyst growing in the ovaries affect your bowels?
Ovarian cysts come with many symptoms. The only problem is that there isn’t a clear cut list of symptoms that one has to have in order to tell whether or not she has cysts in her ovaries. This is mainly because ovarian cyst symptoms manifest in different ways. It all depends on the person, the type of ovarian cyst that the person has and the size of the ovarian cyst.
What makes it more confusing is that some of the symptoms caused by ovarian cysts are also symptoms of some reproductive system and digestive system complications. There are even similarities between symptoms of ovarian cysts and signs of pregnancy.
For example, experiencing bowel movement problems is a likely indication of a problematic digestive system. Question is: can it also be a symptom of ovarian cysts?
Is painful bowel movement an ovarian cyst symptom?
The simple answer is: Yes.
Ovarian cysts can cause bowel movement complications. Because of how close the ovaries are to your bowels, any growth that develops in the ovaries can press against the bowels. This can then affect not only how much your bowels can hold, but also the ease with which its contents can move.
You will experience this symptom if your cysts have transformed into large cysts. You may feel pain when trying to empty your bowels. You may also find it difficult to completely empty your bowels – the large cyst pressing against your bowels may affect the muscle contraction and relaxation process that is necessary for bowel movement- and thus increasing the need for you to visit the loo more frequently.
Treating difficult/painful bowel movements
Treating this symptom is a little bit tricky because a physical barrier is what is causing the symptom. Painkillers might help to make the pain tolerable, but still, it’s a physical barrier that is pressing against your bowels. There are therefore only two solutions that can really help to solve this problem:
a)shrink the ovarian cyst
b)remove the ovarian cyst
There are natural methods of treating ovarian cysts. These methods usually work by restoring balance in your body. They therefore work with your body to help get rid of the conditions that created the environment that enable the cyst to form and grow. By so doing, these natural methods of managing ovarian cysts can help to shrink the ovarian cysts. This can then reduce the pressure on your bowels.
As for removal of the cyst, this is something that can only be done through surgery. It may call for undertaking more-than-you-are-comfortable-with risks but it is sometimes necessary especially when the cyst is so large that it leads to other medical complications.