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If you have ovarian cancer how often do you have bloating?

If you have ovarian cancer how often do you have bloating?

Bloating: Bloating is one of the 4 common symptoms of ovarian cancer. It can either be constant or intermittent. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

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


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If you have ovarian cancer could it be seen by a urine test?

No: The ovary and bladder are not connected and there is no routine testing available to detect ovarian cancer in urine outside of research, if any?! ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer do you get constipation and it's that early symptoms?

If you have ovarian cancer do you get constipation and it's that early symptoms?

Ovarian cancer: Most people do not have symptoms until advanced stages but if symptoms occur, they may include bloating, pain, early satiety (feeling full after a few bites) or change in urinary symptoms. Changes in bowel (constipation or diarrhea) may also occur. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer is it possible to freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy?

Yes: Conceivably it is possible, assuming the other ovary is normal and has no cancer in it. However, I think most physicians who harvest eggs, are probably uncomfortable treating a patient with cancer in the ovary, and thus may be reluctant to perform the harvest.
You should discuss this with your oncologist who should guide you to the right decision. ...Read more

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How often do you bleed if you have ovarian cancer?

How often do you bleed if you have ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Majority of patients with ovarian cancer present with abdominal pain, distension and fluid build up known as ascites. Some have change in their bowel habits from peritoneal disease. It can cause weight loss, malaise and constitutional symptoms. Some can have symptoms fr metastatic disease. Very few <5 % present with vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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How many days do you bleed if you have ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer does not commonly cause bleeding. If you are having abnormal uterine bleeding or postmenopausal uterine bleeding you need to see a gynecologist to get a biopsy (and probably an ultrasound) done. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer can you freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy surgery?

If you have ovarian cancer can you freeze your eggs before your oophorectomy surgery?

Not recommended: If you have ovarian cancer, your first priority must be to have the ovaries and all possible cancer cells removed. Attempting to harvest eggs could potentially spread the cancer to other places in the abdomen and cause delays in your cancer treatment. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer would you have each symptom a day?

If you have ovarian cancer would you have each symptom a day?

Ovarian cancer: Symptoms are vague and non-specific, that is the reason is not commonly diagnosed in early stage.
You asked several questions about it today and seems to be very worried. Please see your ob-gyn and get it checked. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer do you have every week each symptom?

If you have ovarian cancer do you have every week each symptom?

Ovarian cancer: No, the symptoms do not have to be weekly. Even with cancer patients the symptoms come and go. Also, the symptoms are vague and not specific to ovary cancer. Not everyone gets all the same symptoms. ...Read more

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What's the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

What's the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

It depends.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, like 40+ years, and most likely in women 70+ years. Other tests, like pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound would be needed. The ultimate way to know is surgery to see if it is in fact, a tumor of something else. ...Read more

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How can I be tested for ovarian cancer? What type of tests do they use to determine if you have ovarian cancer?

How can I be tested for ovarian cancer? What type of tests do they use to determine if you have ovarian cancer?

Exam, not a CA-125!: A ca-125 test should not be ordered unless there is a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. This test can be elevated in a number of benign conditions. Regular follow up with your gynecologist is the best way. If there is a concern based on symptoms or an exam, your gynecologist may obtain a transvaginal ultrasound. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you have your menstrual cycle if you have ovarian cancer?

Can you have your menstrual cycle if you have ovarian cancer?

Yes: Many women with early stage ovarian cancer do not know they have it. They will still have menstrual cycles. Ovarian cancer does not cause menstrual cycles to stop. ...Read more

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Is throwing up bad if you have ovarian cancer I havenever had cancer?

Vomiting: Vomiting can be a sing of advanced ovarian cancer, but if you have no history of cancer, i'd start with a visit to your doctor to rule out some more common possibilities first. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer do you pee small amounts a lot and you have constipation?

If you have ovarian cancer do you pee small amounts a lot and you have constipation?

Ovarian cancer: The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes. Constipation is seen leas frequently at presentation but it can be a sign. If these symptoms last more than 2 weeks see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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During sex I bleed I have an ovarian cyst what cause that. And how do you know you have ovarian cancer?

During sex I bleed I have an ovarian cyst what cause that. And how do you know you have ovarian cancer?

See doctor: It is not feasible to know why you bleed during sex, without examining you. You should see a gynecologist to address the issues you raised as this forum may not be appropriate for your concerns. ...Read more

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How can you have ovarian cancer if your uterus and ovaries have been removed?

Primary peritoneal: There is a disease which looks like ovarian cancer under the microscope; is treated like ovarian cancer and has the same type of symptoms. It is called primary peritoneal carcinoma. Removal of the ovaries does not decrease the risk of having this disease. ...Read more

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Just went to gyno. For yearly can they tell if you have ovarian cancer? Pap or pelvic exam?

Just went to gyno. For yearly can they tell if you have ovarian cancer? Pap or pelvic exam?

Annual exam: A pap smear is typically done during the annual exam. A pap smear is the test done to detect and prevent cervical cancer. During the pelvic exam the ovaries are felt. This is one of the screening tools to detect ovarian abnormalities. In some cases a sonogram is done to better assess the ovaries. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer does it show blood in urine test?

If you have ovarian cancer does it show blood in urine test?

No it does not unles: No it does not show blood in urine, unless there is metastasis in kidney, or tumor pressing on urinary tract structure. ...Read more

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Normal pelvic exam lower back pain and urine frequency could you have ovarian cancer?

Normal pelvic exam lower back pain and urine frequency could you have ovarian cancer?

Back pain&ovarianCA: Ovarian ca is the silent ca. It is hard to diagnosis and it can be easily confused with other problems. Symptoms are bloating, pelvic and back pain, frequent urination, difficulty eating, weight loss, which have been present for at least 6-12 months. The most common cause of frequency and back pain is a bladder infection...But pleas see your doctor and get checked out for both. ...Read more

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Complete Blood Count (Definition)

Share on twitter bookmark & share printer-friendly version a complete blood count (CBC) test measures the following: •the number of red blood cells (rbc count) •the number of white blood cells (wbc count) •the total amount of hemoglobin in the blood •the fraction of the blood composed of ...Read more


Cbc (Definition)

CBC stands for complete blood count. This is a lab test that counts the different formed elements- red and white ...Read more