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Is a shallow cough a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Is a shallow cough a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Very unlikely: A shallow cough has many more likely causes than ovarian cancer. The most common symptom of ovarian cancer is increased abdominal fullness, and unfortunately it is a late sign. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Hoping you can tell me, is shallow cough a possible symptom of ovarian cancer?

Hoping you can tell me, is shallow cough a possible symptom of ovarian cancer?

Not very likely: Cough is rarely the only symptom of ovarian cancer. Most patients will have symptoms of bloating and swelling of the abdomen. Only in late stages can the cancer go to the lungs where it can cause cough and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Just curious as to whether a shallow cough, is a possible symptom of ovarian cancer?

Just curious as to whether a shallow cough, is a possible symptom of ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: Most symptoms of ovarian cancer are abdominal in nature. Cough would be very unusual in the absence of anything else. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer stage 2 last year. I had persistent cough this month and had an xray it showed that there is ipsilateral effusion?

Need more testing: The fluid should be drained ( if big enough) and sent for laboratory and pathologic analysis to determine its nature. You will also need restating ct scans and recheck tumor markers ( ca 125). ...Read more

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I was wondering are headaches a symptom of ovarian cancer?

I was wondering are headaches a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Not specifically: Ovarian cancer has non-specific symptoms and headaches may be present, however, headaches are so common that this symptom alone does not trigger a search for ovarian cancer. See this site for more info on ovarian cancers. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...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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Why does ovarian cancer cause the symptom of feeling full quickly?

Why does ovarian cancer cause the symptom of feeling full quickly?

Fluid or ascites: Ovarian cancer is notorious for making fluid in the belly by irritating the lining of the organs ( its like a cling wrap around the organs-known as peritoneum). As the cancer grows, there is more fluid which presses on the stomach and other organs and gives a feeling of bloating and early satiety. ...Read more

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Symptom of ovarian cancer is enlarged ovary is that do to masses or can cancer just xause ovary to enlarge?

Symptom of ovarian cancer is enlarged ovary is that do to masses or can cancer just xause ovary to enlarge?

Ovarian mass: Oarian cancer is a solid cancer which means- some sort of mass/es would be there in ovary that is going to cause the increase size of the ovary. Ovary can also enlarge due to other benign condition such as simple cyst/physiologic cysts, polycystic disease etc. Especially at child bearing age, cysts would come and go, and majority of those cysts would be benign. So, close f/u of cyst is needed. ...Read more

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Help please! is aching ovaries a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Help please! is aching ovaries a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Not usually: There are few symptoms of ovarian cancer which accounts for why it is rarely diagnosed at an early stage. The known symptoms are bloating, pelvic or back pain, feeling full quickly when eating, changes in bowel and bladder function and new unusual vaginal bleeding or discharge. ...Read more

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Are night sweats a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: Although night sweats can be associated with malignancy (such as lymphomas) it is less likely to be directly associated with ovarian cancer. A better scenario could be that you are having these symptoms due to fluctuations in your hormone levels. I would recommend that you speak with your gyn and under go hormonal level testing if it is deemed appropriate. ...Read more

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Is one sided pelvic pain symptom of ovarian cancer?

Is one sided pelvic pain symptom of ovarian cancer?

Probably not: There are many causes for one-sided pelvic pain, and it depends on which side. Ovarian cysts, endometriosis, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease, urinary stones, pelvic infections, and even simple constipation can cause this. A healthcare provider needs to ask you more questions and examine you. Unless you have risk factors for ovarian cancer, it's low on my list of causes. So go in! ...Read more

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Can chronic vomiting be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Can chronic vomiting be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Many causes: Sorry to hear you are having this trouble. There are many reasons for chronic vomiting including ovarian cancer, this should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of your vomiting. ...Read more

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Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

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. So, yes back pain is a possible symptom. ...Read more

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Can urinary urgency be a symptom of ovarian cancer? I'm 67, in good health, & have no other symptoms. Saw a urologist in Sept.

Can urinary urgency be a symptom of ovarian cancer? I'm 67, in good health, & have no other symptoms. Saw a urologist in Sept.

No, ...: There's no direct link between urinary urgency and ovarian cancers. You may ask your Doc for additional specific concerns so to ease unnecessary anxiety. Best... ...Read more

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Frequent urination, some pelvic pain & soreness right side, little nausea. Back pain but can't fully contribute as symptom. Scared of ovarian cancer?

Uti: The sudden onset would make me worry less about ovarian cancer but rather a UTI which by virtue of the pain and nausea, would make me worry about pyelonephritis although you did not say anything about fever. Go get evaluated and that should be the best way and the best thing for you. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A typically silend cancer which ...Read more