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A 37-year-old member asked:

what are the signs of an ovarian cyst or ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Abdominal swelling: Small ovarian cyts are asymptomatic. When they convert to a malignancy the cyst has markedly increased in size. The malignant lesion if unrecognized spreads to omentum because of TGF-B. A large mass filling upper abdomen develops and induces formation of ascites filling the abdomen with fluid.

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What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
None: Blood in an ostomy punch can be many things. Is it a colostomy or ileostomy? Why was the surgery done, history cancer or diverticulitis or colitis? How long ago was the ostomy surgery? Bleeding does indicate need for a doctor evaluation. Can be ostomy appliance irritation, colitis, etc. There is no cancer staging associated with intestinal bleeding.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What kind of bleeding do colon polyps / cancer show?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Occult/hidden: Most of the time there is no visible blood. Testing for bleeding lesions requires testing for occult blood, fecal occult blood test (fbot). There is more than one method. If is recommended that this test be done three times each year on persons over the age of 50, unless they have undergone colonoscopy.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can pregnancy affect ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
Yes: Preg can make them grow , twist or rupture so if you have one and are pg , you will need close monitoring as sometiems you may need surg during preg, this is avoided if possible but sometimes you have to do it.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What symptoms are common in cervical cancer vs signs of a ovarian cyst?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Vaginal bleeding: Ovarian cysts are rarely symptomatic and do not cause vaginal bleeding. Cervix cancer will cause abnormal vaginal bleeding as the main feature/symptom.
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A 27-year-old female asked:

Can a gynaecologist see if there's ovarian cancer by looking at ur cervix? I have all the signs of OC also two 3cm cysts. He Refused me a smear.

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Latoya Stephens
Obstetrics and Gynecology 17 years experience
No: The gynecologist can not tell if you have ovarian cancer by looking at your cervix. Your ovaries are in your pelvis, and you would need an ultrasound to see if there are any masses that would be suggestive of ovarian cancer. A pap test is used to screen for cervical cancer, and cervical cancer can sometimes be seen if it has progressed and you have a large mass on your cervix (biopsy needed).

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