the decending colon passes just behind the left ovary then behind the uterus.
So, constipation certainly can be the cause of the swelling.
Why does it swell. Is it the stool?
other potential causes would be an ovarian cyst or even a fibroid in the uterus where the stool in the colon is pushing these structures up against the abdominal wall.
yes..it could be the stool or the stool in the colon pushing structures forward.
I know it is not a fibroid or a cyst as i had my exams not too long ago and everything was fine. This is a bowel problem. I feel the gas on my left side.
I wouldnt have the gas problem if this was a female problem, correct?
so, I think I might try miralax (OTC) to alleviate the constipation and see if the symptoms go away.
not normally...that is correct.
Please put my mind at ease that this is not cancer. thanks, XXXXX XXXXX will accept
Well..I don't know, but certainly not the first thing that comes to mind....especially at age 46.
what are the reasons of bowel swelling other than constipation
the most common is diverticular disease
I will accept as soon as you reply
yes, possible if there's a mass.
but, if that were the cause...the symptoms would not go away after treating the constipation.
what kind other than gynecological
possibly a hernia
any cancerous mass other than gyn. ones?