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What kind of leg pain is often associated with ovarian cancer?

What kind of leg pain is often associated with ovarian cancer?

Most likely sciatica: Since ovarian cancer can spread throughout the pelvis, it is most likely due to something like sciatica, or pressure on the sciatic nerve that causes pain down the leg. However, ovarian cancer can also spread to bone, causing pain, as well as release a hormone that can cause breakdown of bone, also leading to pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

It is a cancer which arises from the ovary. This cancer is typically silent, producing little or no symptoms till it spreads, first into the pelvic area and later into the peritoneal cavity leading to fluid accumulation(ascites) which is often the first symptom. Despite its late presentation, there is a reasonable treatment for it, with some long term survivors even ...Read more


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What kind of leg pain can be associated with ovarian cancer?

What kind of leg pain can be  associated with ovarian cancer?

DVT: It can be related to the deep vein thrombosis. Other options: tumor compression of nerve roots or penetration of pelvic muscles. ...Read more

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Which type of leg pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Which type of leg pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Leg pain: Leg pain has a multitude of potential causes that are not directly due to ovarian cancer. Ie. Ovarian cance does not always produce a specific leg pain. Important causes of leg pain to out though are a blood clot and an issue of cancer in the bones. Leg pain could also be related to muscle fatigue, strain, spine issues and such. Either way you should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is leg pain in regard to ovarian cancer?

Unclear question: Ovarian cancer should not cause leg pain as the only symptom. Go see a doctor if the leg pain is a serious problem and it is persistent. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause pain in the opposite side? Where I have no ovary

Can ovarian cancer cause pain in the opposite side? Where I have no ovary

Ovarian pain: Pain can radiate but usually should be on the the same side of the cancer. Other causes of pain should be considered. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause pain in right side and hip?

It might: A woman with ovarian cancer who develops new side or hip pain should notify her oncologist. Ovarian cancer can cause such pain if it has spread to the bones or is growing near the kidney or the muscles of the abdominal wall. It is rare for isolated hip or side pain to be the first symptom of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


Dr. Nolan Segal
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Leg Pain (Definition)

Leg pain is a clinical finding that can occur with exercise, injury, arthritis, infection, ...Read more