A 20-year-old female asked:
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what are symptoms of ovarian cancer? can an mri help in this case more than an ultrasound?

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Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Many Symptoms!: The real problem with ovarian cancer is the lack of specific symptoms!. Bloating, gas discomfort, fatigue, a vague feeling of not being quite well, wt gain or loss, urinary frequency, etc, etc. An ultrasound is good to pinpoint cysts, ectopic preg, and cancer and an MRI or ct scan can complement an ultrsound reading. As health care professionals we are still in the infancy of n ca detection!
Answered on Feb 2, 2015
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Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Pain , bloating: Increased abdominal size, nausea, are some, if u are worried an ultrasound should be able to see an abnormal ovary if it looks abnoraml like a possible tumor, then blood work can be done to see if the tumor is cancer, and then u would need surgery if it looks like cancer, but at 20 yrs old it is very uncommon to get ovarian cancer but if u are worried see your gyn for a workup.
Answered on Oct 21, 2016
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Ovarian CA: The initial screening test for women high risk for ovarian ca is an ultrasound and measurement of ca-125 a serum test. If the urtrasound is suspicious then an MRI or a special ct is done. Depends on the institution.
Answered on Mar 29, 2018
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