A 54-year-old female asked:
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Is there a difference in symptoms associated with ovarian cysts and ovarian cancer?

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Ovarian ca may cause pain and appear as a cystic mass on ultrasound, just like a benign ovarian cyst. Ovarian cancer may occur in pre- and post-menopausal women. It is often associated with gastro-intestinal symptoms. Most cysts in pre-menopausal women are benign, but, you must see your gyn regularly to follow it.
Answered on Nov 28, 2013
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