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A 31-year-old member asked:

Could i have an ovarian cysts or ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Maybe: If a female has questionable ovarian pathology a pelvic exam is useful because ovaries can be palpated for the most part. If noted, workup should continue. A pelvic sonogram can also tell whether a simple or complex cyst is present or a solid lesion of ovary is present and that laparoscopic removal is needed.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. Those for ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 45 years experience
Varies: Early ovarian cancer may have no symptoms at all, or present with a fullness in the pelvis, pain in the ovarian area, etc. Ovarian cysts can also have pain. Late stage ovarian cancer tends to present with bloating, a feeling of fullness, adominal girth increase, etc.

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