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Worried about ovarian cancer. Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side. Weight gain. Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Worried about ovarian cancer. Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side. Weight gain. Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Ovarian cancer: It sounds like you have been very ill. Ovarian cancer is silent until a later stage. Your symptoms are very concerning. You should call your ob/gyn doctor and get an appointment within the next week. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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I am a survivor of breast cancer and my mother died of ovarian cancer. I have been experiencing a lot of bloating, constipation and weight gain. What should I do?

I am a survivor of breast cancer and my mother died of ovarian cancer. I have been experiencing a lot of bloating, constipation and weight gain. What should I do?

Abdominal exam first: The obvious concern is to first rule out an ovarian cancer- with a good gyn and abdominal exam, ct, and ca-125 tumor marker. With personal history of breast cancer before 38 and mother with ovarian, brca testing should be done. Treatments options will follow from there and may include removal of ovaries and uterus, prophylactic mastectomy and/or close surveillance.. ...Read more

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Weight gain esp round stomach irregular periods one sided pain bowel changes nausea indigestion 25. Terrified of ovarian cancer. Other possibilities?

Weight gain esp round stomach irregular periods one sided pain bowel changes nausea indigestion 25. Terrified of ovarian cancer. Other possibilities?

Yes: These complaints could arise from a multitude of processes. Ovarian cancer would be an exremly unlikley event in a woman under 30. Other possibilites include: poly cycsti ovarian disease, celiac sprue, gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

Does thyroid cancer cause weight gain?

No.: Thyroid cancer does not cause weight gain. Sometimes the thyroid is not working and someone has thyroid cancer at the same time but they are separate issues. ...Read more

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I just learned I might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.

I just learned I might have cervical cancer. Can this cause weight gain? I have gained lots of weight the last few months.

Cervical cancer: What do you mean by you might have? Did you have a biopsy that confirmed the diagnosis of cervical cancer?
Weight gain can be caused by different things- like depression, hypothyroidism, edema/water retention due to different reasons, or simply increasing intake and being inactive can also increase your weight. Go to see pmd and get yourself checked and check your thyroid function. ...Read more

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Why would ovarian cysts cause weight gain?

Why would ovarian cysts cause weight gain?

They don't...: Ovarian cysts don't cause weight gain, but being overweight can cause Insulin resistance which can lead to the formation of ovarian cysts. ...Read more

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How do ovarian cysts cause weight gain? It's listed as a symptom everywhere and I'm experiencing it since being diagnosed w/ 2 small cysts.

They do not: Ovarian cysts do not cause weight gain. Perhaps you are reading something about polycystic ovarian syndrome. In this case many women who struggle with weight gain also have multiple small ovarian follicles referred to as polycystic ovaries. This is not the same thing as having an ovarian cyst. If you're struggling with weight gain please investigate other causes. ...Read more

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I have a cyst that 4 cm. I was on bc to shrink it. But instead I gained weight. Should I b concerned about ovarian cancer?

I have a cyst that 4 cm. I was on bc to shrink it. But instead I gained weight. Should I b concerned about ovarian cancer?

No.: Ovarian cysts are a very common finding in young women. They do not predispose to ovarian cancer. Some risk factors for ovarian cancer include never having been pregnant, women treated with hormone therapy (like estrogen), and genetics (such as a brca mutation). ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be caused by enviornmental factors like chemicals?

Possibly: We do not know the precise answer to this question. However, it is reasonable to suspect that there may be a relationship in some cases at least. For instance, we know that women who have tubal sterilization for birth control are at decreased risk of developing ovarina cancer. It is thought that this may be due to blocking of environmental chemicals from reaching the ovary through the tube. ...Read more

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Does tamoxifen use cause ovarian cancer?

Does tamoxifen use cause ovarian cancer?

No: Tamoxifen can increase a women's risk for endometrial cancer (cancer of the uterus). It does not increase the risk for ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Does surgery cause ovarian cancer to spread?

Does surgery cause ovarian cancer to spread?

Not usually: The majority of ovarian cancers are diagnosed after it has already spread widely through the body. Surgery does not usually make this worse, but helps the treatment by decreasing the bulk of the cancer. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause my urine to be bloody?

Can ovarian cancer cause my urine to be bloody?

Should not: Ovarian cancer does not cause blood in the urine. However, if the ovarian cancer is locally advancing into the bladder, then blood may be seen in the urine visible to the eye or detected by a urinalysis. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause periods to stop?

Menses (periods): Are caused by pitutary driving ovaries to produce estrogen, and then develop eggs to burst from ovary for fertilization. Uterine lining builds with estrogen stimulation, when estrogen stops, the linig shed. This does not necessarily change with an ovarian cancer on either side. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhagic cyst cause ovarian cancer?

Can hemorrhagic cyst cause ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: Hemorrhage occurs routinely in the cyst formed at ovulation. While a hemorrhagic cyst can be the result of a cancer, hemorrhagic cyst, per se, does not cause cancer. ...Read more

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Can arimidex (anastrozole) cause ovarian cancer?

Can arimidex (anastrozole) cause ovarian cancer?

No: Arimidex (anastrozole) is not associated with ovarian cancer. It works by inhibiting the production of estrogen. ...Read more

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Will an uncomplicated abortion cause ovarian cancer?

Will an uncomplicated abortion cause ovarian cancer?

No: There is absolutely no known relationship between the two issues. The lifetime risk of ovarian cancer is very small and there may be genetic reasons but no risk from the procedure. ...Read more

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If ovarian cancer metastasized to the peritoneum, would it cause noticeable symptoms?

If ovarian cancer metastasized to the peritoneum, would it cause noticeable symptoms?

Ovarian cancer: Yes it can, but in early cases symptoms such as bloating or pain may be also absent. Body imaging such as ultrasound or CT scans may help detect it. Elevated tumor markers (Ca 125 usually) can heighten one's suspicions. ...Read more

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Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does condoms cause ovarian cancer and infertility.?

Does condoms cause ovarian cancer and infertility.?

Absolutely not!: Consider the source when obtaining medical information. Attorneys.. commercials tv radio church. And other non-medically reviewed sources are usually fantasy or worse. Damaging. Go to national Institute of health, cdc, American College ob. Gyn. These are places to get reliable information. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What's products should I stay away from that has talcon powder in it Bc it's cause ovarian cancer?

What's products should I stay away from that has talcon powder in it Bc it's cause ovarian cancer?

I don't believe it: You're 20 and too young to have really grasped the extent of deception in this world. Most physicians think that the "scientific studies" showing a link between cancer and talcum powder are the result of recall bias -- ask a question the right way, and you'll get results that aren't true. If you believe all the scare stuff online and from lawyers, you'll end up unable to do anything. ...Read more

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Can cocaine use cause ovarian cancer?

No: There is no evidence that Cocaine causes ovarian cancer. Cocaine is bad for your health for many reasons, but not this one! ...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

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Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Not known: Bloating is a non-specific symptom. While it may occur with ovarian cancer, it occurs far more often without it.
You may wish to consult this site for symptoms of ovarian cancer. Please keep in mind that none of the symptoms are diagnostic.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/ovarian/basic_info/symptoms. Htm ...Read more

Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A typically silend cancer which ...Read more