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is a light period a sign of ovarian cancer

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Pearson-Martinez
19 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
Don't panic : First, make sure you're not pregnant. Not all vasectomies are permanent. If not pregnant, I'm not an OB/GYN, but I would think hormonal imbalance or e ... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Irregular periods are not a symptom one usually associates with ovarian cancer. If you missed a period then start with a home pregnancy test. If nega ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Check common causes: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or wei ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
29 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: It is very common to have menstrual changes or irregularities for reproductive age women. While it is possible to develop ovarian cancer at any age, ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
In head: Malignancy in an ovary is essentially asymptomatic. Only when it metastasizes to omentum, the fat pad of the transverse colon does symptoms appear as ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Geisler
26 years experience in Gynecologic Oncology
Ovary CA & bleeding: Ovarian cancer does not usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding. If you have a mass and abnormal uterine bleeding, you need to get an endometrial biop ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Cause vs. effect: Having periods, normal or not, is the EFFECT of other things happening in a woman's body, such as changes in hormone levels and her sex organs. Having ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Mittelschmerz: Yes,you could be undergoing Mittelschmerz
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not likely: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/risk-factors/con-20028096. You are not at a typical age for this type of can ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
32 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: It is unusual to have had Cancer if you only had one ovary removed. Regardless, it's important that you follow up with your oncologist and GYN surgeon ... Read More

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