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Can Ovarian Cancer Stop Periods
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
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
Hi, I've had my period for over a month now non stop. been really tired, constipated, nauseas and huge weight loss. Can it be ovarian cancer?
No: Irregular periods are not a symptom one usually associates with ovarian cancer. If you missed a period then start with a home pregnancy test. If negative an Obgyn can evaluate you and offer options for menstrual cycle regulation. If you have other symptoms that make you concerned for cancer please address them with your doctor. ...Read more
Unlikely: Unfortunately, most ovarian cancers don't have symptoms. If they do, it is usually vague abdominal discomfort, bloating, getting full early. Most ovarian cancers happen after the menopause. However, some young women with certain ovarian cancers can present with pain or bleeding. So if you are concerned, you need to see your gynecologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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! ...Read more
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
Is missing your period a sign of ovarian cancer? My period is about a week late and this has never happened to me. Can it be caused by ovarian cancer?
Check common causes: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. ...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
My period normally lasts 5 days. I'm now on day 10 with light flow and starting to get concerned. I had ovarian cancer 10 yrs ago and 1 ov. Removed. ?
Made an appointment for prolonged period, what if it ends before the appointment should i still keep it. Mom died of ovarian cancer.
Get PAP and HPV: You may do a home pregnancy test. If you do it correctly and it is negative at 7-10 days after the missed period, you would unlikely to be pregnant and may not need to see your doctor as an urgent manner. However, it would be a good idea to see the doctor, establish a baseline observation about your health, get a PAP smear and get HPV vaccination. ...Read more
I have had my period 3 times in the last 6 weeks is this normal? Had biopsy 6 months ago for ovarian cancer. Is this related maybe?
Irergular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. This is not related to a biopsy. Are you sure it was to rule out ovarian cancer? That does not sound right. ...Read more
Been on my period on n off for 2 weeks now i have immediate family history of ovarian cancer. I am concerned should i make an appointment?
Daughter is 13&periods aren't regular but it stopped for 4 days then came bac for 11 days + doesn't seem to be slowing down. Start of Ovarian cancer?
I got my period 16 days ago and I got it again today! This is the third time this has happened. I'm 43 and usually regular.Grandma died ovarian cancer?
Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). U should see a GYN. ...Read more
28 yr f. 8 + pregnant test. Period 1.5 weeks late. Ov cancer causes false positives? Worried.Do women still get their monthly periods with ovarian cancer?
Not ovarian cancer: Only in very rare cases does ovarian cancer cause a positive pregnancy test. Embryonal cell carcinomas, ovarian choriocarcinomas, mixed germ cell tumors, and some dysgerminomas are the only ovarian cancers that produce HCG (positive pregnancy test). All of these types of tumors comprise less than 5% of all ovarian cancers. Have your local ob/gyn get an ultrasound of your pelvis. ...Read more
Could I have cervical or ovarian cancer if i haven't had a period in 2 years? I have always struggled with my weight. So I am overweight. Could that hyave something to do with it too. My weight has always fluxuated.
Get checked....: Easy enough to screen for ovarian and cervical cancer, would be unusual if you are less than 30 though. More likely it is due to Insulin resistance syndrome and depressed sex hormone binding globulin (shbg). This would also be the reason you have been struggling with your weight issues. Could also be polycystic ovarian syndrome, pcos, also due to Insulin resistance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 28, what's the symptoms of ovarian cancer. I'm paranoid i've got it. I have period pains for no reason?
Period pains: Menstrual cramps are dull, throbbing, or cramping pains in the lower abdomen -- are very common, and do not imply cancer. They often precede menstrual periods and dissipate monthly. Intensity varies. Ovarian cancer symptoms are non specific, including abdominal pressure or fullness, bloating, pain, changes in bowel and urinary habits, etc. http://tinyurl.com/kvkak3q see your doctor if concerned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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