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what causes leg numbness in ovarian cancer

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
17 years experience Podiatry
Possibly : If it has metastasized to other parts of the body such as the spinal cord, then there is a possibility. I would ask your oncologist to look further in ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Leg pain: Leg pain has a multitude of potential causes that are not directly due to ovarian cancer. Ie. Ovarian cance does not always produce a specific leg pa ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Sciatica, if any.: This usually presents with abdominal pain, bloating, urinary symptoms, and weight gain. This would indicate advanced disease beyond the pelvis. Leg ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ben Ferguson
9 years experience General Surgery
Most likely sciatica: Since ovarian cancer can spread throughout the pelvis, it is most likely due to something like sciatica, or pressure on the sciatic nerve that causes ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not a common feature: Leg pain is not a usual feature of ovarian cancer. A person with ovarian cancer may develop deep vein thrombosis in the legs and have pain, but that i ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Stegman
26 years experience Radiation Oncology
It might: A woman with ovarian cancer who develops new side or hip pain should notify her oncologist. Ovarian cancer can cause such pain if it has spread to t ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
What stage: Leg pains could be due to unrelated vascular problem, or in late stages nerves, vessels could be encroached by the tumor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
20 years experience Radiation Oncology
Thanks for asking!: Groin pain can be a symptom of ovarian cancer, although it is not a typical symptom. More common causes of groin pain include hernias, muscle strai ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
Yes: Yes. Patients with malignancies are often prone to clot formation (hypercoaguable). In addition, in advanced cancers, spread to the lymph nodes of the ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
? Blood flow: Low electrolytes can cause cramps but lack of arterial blood flow can also. Will need comprehensive blood test and possibly arterial doppler.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Hmmm: Sometimes nerve entrapment can cause symptoms like you are describing; or poor circulation may cause this. Best advice is to get to your primary care ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
It's not a tumor: A brain tumor is not highest on my list.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shane Parmer
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Some nerve etc: Please see my earlier posts, however depending on the circumstances, it most often relates to nerve compression. Neuropathy from many possible causes ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
No symptoms: Many times these cancers have no symptoms at first. Blood in your urine, feeling like you have to pee all the time, or pain with intercourse might be ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Nerve problem: When you become pregnant you put on weight, you can also retain more water..That coupled with gravity can cause swelling by the ankles putting pressur ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bachar Al-Alami
35 years experience ADHD and Autism
It is the most commo: Patients with cirrhosis and ascites usually have a marked reduction in systemic vascular resistance (svr) and in mean arterial pressure (MAP) plus an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Leg pain and cancer: When somebody with cancer experience leg pain- first thing you need to rule out is venous blood clot on the leg. In cancer, the risk for blood clot is ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. A. tarig Ahmed
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Ovarian pain: Pain can radiate but usually should be on the the same side of the cancer. Other causes of pain should be considered.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Plantar fasciitis, or arch ligament strain is a common cause of heel pain in the bottom of the heel and/or arch. Achilles tendonitis or bursitis ca ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Colon cancer: That is confined to the colon would not do this. If spread to bones or nerves or nerve roots, it could. It would be very unlikely as a presenting symp ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Schopick
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Sometimes: Arachnoiditis is often seen on MRI as clumping of nerve roots or adherences of nerve roots to the overlying dura. The findings can range from very ... Read More

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