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Bloated Gurgling Stomach Ovarian Cancer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Proabably not: Most ovarian cancers don't reach enormous sizes to allow bloating or palpation. They metastasize readily and to a site of TGF-B, that is the omentum which produces a factor allowing ascetic fluid to fill the abdomen. At that time on palpation, the bloating is not from gas but from fluid distention. A qualified physician can tell on palpation or with somography if ovarian Ca is there. ...Read more
Abdominal distention: It is the abdomen, not the stomach, that is swollen in some patients with advanced ovarian cancer. This is mainly due to accumulation of fluid (called ascites) within the abdomen. The fluid over time causes distention of the abdomen (just like what you would see in a pregnant women). The more the fluid accumulates, the more distanded the abdomen and patients may have discomfort and pain. ...Read more
My sister feels bloatedness and pain in abdomen. She has history of ovarian cancer and existing cyst. What is going on?
Ovarian cancer: She should contact her gynecologic oncologist an be evaluated as this may represent recurrent disease. ...Read more
Absent period for 5 months. I think I'm bloated. But I can still eat and it's not uncomfortable. I have put on some weight. Ovarian cancer possible?
Not likely: See: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/risk-factors/con-20028096. You are not at a typical age for this type of cancer. ...Read more
for 4 months -very light period but some days before - excessively bloated, I am 47 brests swollen 2d before period do I risk to have ovarian cancer?
All women have...: Some risk, 1-2% in a lifetime. It increases after age 60 & in women with a FH of ovarian cancer or who've never given birth. Most of your symptoms are from pre-menopausal hormone changes. Ovarian Ca may cause abdominal bloating but so can many other conditions. A pelvic exam and ultrasound & a blood test called CA-125 are reasonable screening tests if you're particularly worried. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Is intermittent bloating (i.E no bloating upon waking and bloated by evening) symptom of ovarian cancer?
Probably not: Probably more of a digestion issue but as always reccomend follow up with your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I feel like I'm bloated all week and little pains in my ovaries convinced myself I have ovarian cancer can I imagine these feelings?
Yes: I'll bet you're exactly right. It's good, though, that you're concerned. If your symptoms last two weeks or more, get seen. ...Read more
What are my chances of getting ovarian cancer? My aunt had something that spread through her abdomen but we never heard what it was before she died.
Period is now finished and still feel bloated and keep checking everyone says I look normal but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could it be in myhead?
In head: Malignancy in an ovary is essentially asymptomatic. Only when it metastasizes to omentum, the fat pad of the transverse colon does symptoms appear as an upper abdominal mass and secondarily the production of ascites which could produce swelling and a bloated feeling. A scan of the abdomen can resolve the issue ...Read more
Stage 4 ovarian cancer now has a fluid mass between stomach and liver does this mean it has spread to liver?
Hi could you tell me if you have stomach distention with ovarian cancer u are able to suck your stomach in or would it not be possible?
Easy does it: You would have a palpable mass in your lower abdomen. Like many other bright young people, you have the obsessive idea that you have a serious illness. The only treatment for this is to get your physician to order up a few imaging studies AND when they come back showing nothing, sit down with somebody wise and good and talk about what health, illness, and growing up mean to you. You'll gain much. ...Read more
My mom, ovarian cancer, stage iiib, had the second surgery, the abdomen is hard and heavy seems, she felt uncomfortable, what is symptomatic?
Not sure I...: ...Understand your question. If you are asking for the meaning of "symptomatic", then dr. Legha answered your question. If not, you may want to restate it. Either way make sure your mother's oncologist is aware of any new developments. Best to you both. ...Read more
I am 34 years old and I have the symptoms of ovarian cancer except for bloating, my stomach is flat and I feel no lumps. Do I have ovarian cancer?
Twice, I've had the same kind of pain on my left ovary during my period. The first time, the pain made me feel bloated. Could this be ovarian cancer?
Feeling bloated for a week and feel like I have shortness of breath suffer with health anxiety and now I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer is thissymptom?
Anxiety reduction...: Cancer phobia is a symptom of anxiety and depression. If you are depressed see a therapist or psychiatrist. If anxious, you could do the same or learn meditation or mindfulness. THE MINDFUL WAY THROUGH DEPRESSION by Williams would be helpful in either case. It comes with a Disc by Jon Kabat -Zinn with the complete mindfulness training course on it. ...Read more
I'm 17 and overweight. My periods are irregular and for the past 3 weeks ive ben lightly bleeding. I'm a lil bloated sometimes. Can it be ovarian cancer?
No Ovarian cancer!:
Ovarian cancer does not affect your menses.
But overweight can. So start working to lose weight. This can be done by reducing your daily food intake especially avoiding sweets and rich foods which are laden with Fat (Fried stuff and milk products). Also walk for one or two miles daily. This will help you to lose weight. That will be the best thing you can do in order to feel good and look good! ...Read more
My sister has stage vi ovarian cancer that spread to liver and stomach. She is on chemo and is meking her very sick, she whent to the toilet and her bowl was a lot of blood, please tell me what is the prognosis.?
Not always the case: Ovarian cancer can cause inflammation which can result in fluid accumulation in the space surrounding the intestinal tract called the peritoneum. Some types of ovarian cancer make mucous which can also fill this space. Both situations cause fluid accumulation, weight gain and bloating. However, ovarian cancer may not cause these symptoms which is why regular checkups are important. ...Read more
No: Unless ovarian cancer is associated with metastatic disease to bowel causing intermittent intestinal obstruction, this lesion is usually painless. The tumor when it metastasizes goes to omentum and produces ascites where the belly first fills with fluid. Stomach aches are usually associated with gastric problems and may be controlled with antacids or acid inhibitors like Prilosec. ...Read more
I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen, and heaviness in bladder and I am a 19 year old, could it by any chance indicate ovarian cancer?
I feel bloated but don't look it this all started after reading symptoms of ovarian cancer could I imagine the symptoms? Alway obsessed with cancer
Repeat questioner: You're to be commended for your courage in sharing your fears. The next step is to conquer them. You've asked at least four times beforehand, been reassured, and acknowledged your fears are unrealistic. Your physician will double-check you -- perhaps showing you an imaging study -- and you can get control of your thoughts back from a psychiatrist or other specialist. Please do this. Be brave. ...Read more
Have high prolactin levels haven't had period for 6 months stomach is starting to become bloated but flat in the morning could I have ovarian cancer?
No. Don't worry!: High prolactin can be caused by a tumor in the pituitary (called a prolactinoma). It can also be caused by medications, hypothyroidism, or smoking marijuana. Do you know why your prolactin level is high? A high prolactin level can cause menstrual changes and infertility. Bloating is not usually a symptom, and bloating is common. This is not ovarian cancer! But you need an answer. Talk to your doc! ...Read more
Found a 2cm cyst. Bleeding in between period. Extremely loud stomach growling and very bloated for 30 days. I wake up with growling. Ovarian cancer?
It's possible: I assume you mean you have an ovarian cyst. If this was seen on ultrasound, it's likely to be a cyst and not cancer. You are very young, and there are many things that can cause the symptoms you describe. However, bloating is a common symptom among women who are later diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I'd go back to your doctor and emphasize how bloated you've been, and ask the same question! ...Read more
Had ovarian cancer and had total hysterectomy in 2012. I have bad cramping in lower abdomen/back, like pre hyst. Wht causes this?
MD time: Cramps in the abdomen and back can be due to a million and one different causes, benign or not. Do not get too anxious, just make sure your oncologist knows about it and follow his/her instructions. Hope it is nothing serious. Get better soon. ...Read more
I have pain on the left side of my stomach. When I press down really hard I feel little movable lumps. Can this be ovarian cancer? Have pcos & im 19
From what you described, it is very unlikely that you have ovarian cancer. It is not feasible to say, what it may be, without examining you. If the matter is of concern, you should see a doctor at your convenience.
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An ovarian cyst or ovarian cancer? Hi I am a 16 year old female. I was put on mirena but in early january. About a month after that I became bloated almost every minute of every day, I gained weight though only in my lower abdomen, no where else; I also h
I would bet that you simply have an ovarian cyst. I know this is scary, but try to think positive. Surround yourself with a support system and try to focus on other things like school, friends, extra-curricular activities etc. If you need to reach out to a school counselor or friend to help you get through this period of anxiety then please do so.
All the best. ...Read more
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