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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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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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Could low back pain and leg ache be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Could low back pain and leg ache be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Yes: There is the possibility that if there is a renal or kidney cancer or carcinoma present that it may spread and this type of cancer has a high likelihood of spread or metastasis to bone which can present as pain in the back and/ or leg as wrll as anywhere else with underlying bone that can be detected by imaging studies including: x-rays, mri, ct, bone scans and pet scans. ...Read more

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Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Could right lower back pain be a symptom of kidney or appendix problems?

Low back pain: The kidneys are not positioned in the low back. The appendix in most people is in the right lower part of your belly close to the groin area. Usually the pain from this is acute and very severe - extreme pain on simple movement and it generally would occur in the front before it would be in the back. Chances are you would not be well enough to post a question here! ...Read more

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Is lower back pain a symptom of testicular cancer?

Is lower back pain a symptom of testicular cancer?

Possibly: Low back pain might be caused by testicular cancer in abdominal or pelvic lymph nodes, pelvic or lower abdomen back muscles, low lumbar vertebrae or if it were pushing on the nerves exiting the spine in the low back. The best was to evaluate this would be imaging of the low back, abdomen and pelvis with either ct scan or MRI scan or both. ...Read more

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Could lower stomach pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Could lower stomach pain be a sign of pregnancy?

Lower stomach pain: Could be anything, bowel or bladder or pelvic organ problems, a urine preg test can be done , whether + or neg i rec a pelvic ultrasound to check the pelvic organs to r/o ovarian cysts , etc. ...Read more

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Gassy and mild mid left back pain. Colon cancer likely? Could be other problems?

Gassy and mild mid left back pain. Colon cancer likely? Could be other problems?

Mot colon Ca: The colon which is in the peritoneal cavity when developing a malignancy can induce pain when there is a partially obstructing lesion. The pain is intra abdominal. Back pain is usually related to a lesion in the retroperitoneum behing the peritoneal cavity or to pain arising in the lumbar muscles of the back. Duodenum which is retroperitoneal can occassional cause gassy and back pain complaints ...Read more

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Can left side pain be a sign of pancreatitis?

Can left side pain be a sign of pancreatitis?

Yes: Usually the pain is in the center of the abdomen and will go toward the back, however the tail of the pancrease (pancrelipase) points toward the left upper quadrant and you can experiance pain there also. ...Read more

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Is back pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Is back pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Cancer pain: Usually not. Cancers are usually painless until they press on surrounding organs or nerves. Other symptoms for colon cancer should be observed, such as blood in stool. If there is any doubt, please see your internist or a GI specialist for a checkup, especially if you have a higher risk for cancer. ...Read more

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Is chronic upper left quadrant pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

Is chronic upper left quadrant pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

Not usually: Any chronic pain can be associated with ovarian cancer, but what you describe can be associated with many other non-cancerous issues. Best to check with your pcp or obgyn for a thorough checkup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could radiating back pain alone be a sign of labor?

Yes it is possible : If you are at term for delivery date, then it could be quite possible. But it could also be false labor, "braxton hicks" labor. If it does not resolve, would recommend calling your ob/gyn doc to confirm what to do. ...Read more

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Upper back and breast pain in post menapausal woman. What could be the cause?

Upper back and breast pain in post menapausal woman. What could be the cause?

Back and breast pain: There are many possibilities. Time for you to make an appointment with your doctor for a check up examination to find out what is the problem. ...Read more

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Pain in lower left side of back could this be related to a recent uti?

Yes, it could: Mean infection has spread to kidney and persisted. Or even a kidney stone. You need to get your urine tested again, and perhaps even imaging. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have abdominal pain, low back pain and nausea. Full spine MRI showed bilateral follicular ovarian cysts. Is this from that or can it be ovarian cancer?

Have abdominal pain, low back pain and nausea. Full spine MRI showed bilateral follicular ovarian cysts. Is this from that or can it be ovarian cancer?

Obgyn evaluation: Individual cases will need to be interpreted one on one. Follicular cysts are fairly common findings and although most cause no symptoms sometimes they can cause discomfort. Follicular cysts do not really look similar to ovarian cancer on MRI. You should ask the ordering physician to review the report with you and go over the specific findings. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in both ovaries and back pain constant for 2 days. Could it be ovarian cancer?

back pain & ovaries: most likely not cancer. Very likely ruptured ovarian cyst. If pain continues need to see healthcare provider, although most ruptured cyst symptoms resolve with time. Good Luck ...Read more

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Having right lower abdominal pain by ovary, lower back pain, tailbone pain for couple month mom has endometriosis could this be it? fear of cancer :(

Having right lower abdominal pain by ovary, lower back pain, tailbone pain for couple month mom has endometriosis could this be it? fear of cancer :(

Need to examine: It is very unlikely that you have cancer. However, determining what may be causing the pain would require more history, physical examination and may be some tests. If the pain is interfering with your daily routine, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more