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I only have periods every 3 to 4 Months. I have had a few miscarriages andi want to know if its possible that I have ovarian cancer.

I only have periods every 3 to 4 Months. I have had a few miscarriages andi want to know if its possible that I have ovarian cancer.

Not likely: Unless you have a family history of ovarian cancer or BRACA positivity, not likely. I am concerned about the reason for your miscarriages. Have you been evaluated for a blood clotting disorder? You should be seen by a complicated OB specialist and be evaluated for your miscarriages and your decreased frequency of periods. Are you in otherwise good health? Best wishes!

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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So I had a miscarriage in January. Since then I have mild shooting pains in my pelvic area, not enough so I double over in pain but it's annoyin. I've been tested for celiac, anemia and ovarian cancer but all fine. Had US but all fine! Please help?

So I had a miscarriage in January. Since then I have mild shooting pains in my pelvic area, not enough so I double over in pain but it's annoyin. I've been tested for celiac, anemia and ovarian cancer but all fine. Had US but all fine! Please help?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. It is good to start with an Obgyn and they can arrange a step by step approach to determining the cause and treatment

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I've had 2 miscarriage s and I'm trying to conceive and I have irregular peroids. I may think I have ovarian cancer. Lump in pubic region.

I've had 2 miscarriage s and I'm trying to conceive and I have irregular peroids. I may think I have ovarian cancer. Lump in pubic region.

Don't worry: Many young women have irregular periods due to anovulatory cycles. Early miscarriages are common and are not necessarily an indication that you will have problems carrying a pregnancy to term. Ovarian cancer is very unlikely in a 20 year old, but it you feel a lump in your pubic region, you should have it examined by a healthcare provider so you know what it is and than you will not have to worr

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Do injectables medicines (e.G. Gonal) that are used along with IUI cause ovarian cancer in women?

Do injectables medicines (e.G. Gonal) that are used along with IUI cause ovarian cancer in women?

Gonadotropins: There is no simple answer, but the answer beat supported by the literature is that women with infertility are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Menopausal gonadotropins used for fertility treaents do not at this time to be causal of epithelial ovarian cancer.

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Could high prolactin levels be a cause of ovarian cancer?

No: This is worrisome though, especially if it's well above the reference range and there's no clear explanation. (Mild elevations mean little and the range is set so that several percent of healthies fall above.) Get with your physician about this.

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What are the causes of ovarian cancer and is it very treatable?

What are the causes of ovarian cancer and is it very treatable?

Unknown: We aren't sure exactly what the cause of ovarian cancer is yet. Most ovarian cancer is diagnosed at a late stage and is treatable with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Although treatable, advanced ovarian cancer is rarely curable.

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Does ovarian cancer cause tailbone pain?

Not usually: The ovaries are closer to you groin and not likely to refer pain to the tail bone. There are exceptions such as metastatic disease that directly effects the tail bone or causes irritation to the nerves that lead to the tailbone.

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What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

Several causes: Fluid build-up (called ascites) in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) can lead to bloating. Tumor cells lining the intestinal tract and other organs can also lead to bloating.

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Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

Briefly: Unfortunately in advanced cases, masses or fluid can put pressure on the abdominal & pelvic cavity and also exert pressure on the stomach causing bloating, early satiety & reflux type symptoms. Rarely cancer can affect the stomach & ovaries at the same time.

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Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Yes.: Many cancers that arise from organs within the abdominal cavity can lead to spread of cancer throughout the lining of the abdominal cavity, called carcinomatosis. This can lead to intestinal obstruction, effectively causing the intestines to "shut down". These cancers may occasionally be responsive to chemotherapy but are more typically a pre-terminal finding.

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If 100mg of Clomid (clomiphene) does not work for me what is the next step? I don't want to go on 150mg I heard it can cause ovarian cancer.

If 100mg of Clomid (clomiphene) does not work for me what is the next step? I don't want to go on 150mg I heard it can cause ovarian cancer.

Letrozole: Trying another drug by the name of Letrozole may help when Clomid (clomiphene) does not work. The study that you're alluding to states that if you're on 12 cycles or more of Clomid (clomiphene) in a lifetime there is an increase of 2 to 3 folds of some type of ovarian tumor.

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How I decrease my high prolactin level to get pregnant. Can high prolactin level cause ovarian cancer I read on net. I am afraid of please advice?

How I decrease my high prolactin level to get pregnant. Can high prolactin level cause ovarian cancer I read on net. I am afraid of please advice?

Prolactin production: Is a peptide made in he pituitary. Levels can be measured to see if yours is abnormally high. It can be raised by nipple stimulation or dysregulated growth that can be found on imaging. While there is medical treatment, you need an endocrinologist to help guide the path.

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I don't think I am asking question right if my ovary is enlarged would it be due to a mass or can ovarian cancer cause ovary to swell with no mass?

I don't think I am asking question right if my ovary is enlarged would it be due to a mass or can ovarian cancer cause ovary to swell with no mass?

Definitions: A mass usually describes an abnormal enlargement that could be solid or cystic sometimes similarly referred to as a tumor. Masses or tumors can occur in any organ or the body like the ovary but they can be benign or malignant. It is then called cancer if it is malignant as shown on a biopsy. Thus, the cause of a mass may be a cancer or a benign condition.

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Could ovarian cancer cause high liver enzymes?

Many causes: High liver tests are not specific and warrant further evaluation. Ovarian cancer can cause abnormal liver tests if it has spread to the liver.

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What caused ovarian cancer?

What caused ovarian cancer?

Possible Risk Factor: Risk factors for ovarian cancer include increasing age, obesity, prolonged use of fertility drugs, and family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer, especially for persons with brca 1 or 2 mutations. However, it's impossible to know why any individual develops cancer since having a risk factor does not guarantee the disease will develop and many people with cancer may not have risk factor.

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How is ovarian cancer caused?

How is ovarian cancer caused?

No one cause: There is no specific cause for ovarian cancer, but several risk factors have been identified. Women who have a family history of either ovarian, breast, or colon cancer all are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Most ovarian cancers are diagnosed in the six or seventh decades of life, and typically arise from the ovarian epithelium. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer.

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Can ovarian cancer be caused by abortions?

Can ovarian cancer be caused by abortions?

No: There is no evidence to suggest that abortions cause any type of cancer including ovarian cancer.

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Why is talcum powder a cause of ovarian cancer?

Why is talcum powder a cause of ovarian cancer?

Talc in ovarian ca: One explanation for a possible association between talc and ovarian cancer is that decades ago talcum powder was sometimes contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen.

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

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