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Are there IV drugs for ovarian cancer patients with low WBC count and severe diarrhea? (oral fluids/food not allowed)

Are there IV drugs for ovarian cancer patients with low WBC count and severe diarrhea? (oral fluids/food not allowed)

Ovarian cancer: It sounds as if she needs IV fluids first. Then it needs to be known by she has diarrhea. Is it because of an infection (c. Diff) or a side effect o treatment (chemo causing diarrhea). Hydration is key to make sure she doesn't get sicker. The antibiotics and the anti-diarrheals are best when given orally. If she is having a lot of diarrhea, she should see her doctor or go to the er. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Im 18 & been having brown discharge after diarrhea for 4 days. Also have been gassy. Could this be IBS or signs of ovarian cancer?

Im 18 & been having brown discharge after diarrhea for 4 days.  Also have been gassy. Could this be IBS or signs of ovarian cancer?

Not likely: Certainly not compatible with ovarian ca. Possibly ibs but would need to review symptoms much more comprehensively. Ibs has to start somewhere, but 4 days of diarrhea by itself is inadequate for diagnosis. Much more likely to be normal variation, something you are eating, or mild intestinal infection. Brown d/c is a little more concerning. If it persists after diarrhea is gone get it checked. ...Read more

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Can severe pain in my lower right abdomen with cramping &bloody diarrhea be ovarian cancer? Had all gastro tests, all negative.

Can severe pain in my lower right abdomen with cramping &bloody diarrhea be ovarian cancer? Had all gastro tests, all negative.

Abdominal Pain: I still bet on a digestive disorder, such as diverticulitis, an infectious agent, causing a type of dysentery, or a type of inflammatory bowel disease. Ovarian cancer would be very unlikely to present that way, but it certainly wouldn't hurt to have your gynecologist perform a thorough abdomino-pelvic exam. Sometimes amebic dysentery, salmonella, or a shigella are hard to pick up. ...Read more

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Worsening very painful cocyx and hips, with diarrhea and increased gas, bloating. Does this sound like ovarian cancer? It runs rampant in my family.

Worsening very painful cocyx and hips, with diarrhea and increased gas, bloating. Does this sound like ovarian cancer? It runs rampant in my family.

I dont know: Given that you have a strong family history, I would discuss this with a gynecologist and get an exam. They may also choose to do ultrasound exams or ct scans depending on their clinical judgement. ...Read more

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Bloating, loose stools/constipation & nausea come &go (days w/no symptoms, then multiple days w/symptoms) Ovarian Cancer?Do symptoms come/go? Paranoid

Bloating, loose stools/constipation & nausea come &go (days w/no symptoms, then multiple days w/symptoms) Ovarian Cancer?Do symptoms come/go? Paranoid

Cancer unlikely: It is unlikely that your symptoms are due to ovarian cancer. Irritable bowel is more likely. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation.
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Ovarian cancer, can you get rid of it?

Ovarian cancer, can you get rid of it?

If...: ...Detected early enough, as with most cancers. The problem is that ovarian cancer is usually spread by the time it's discovered and there is no good screening. People at high risk need to consider preventative surgery to remove them. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get pregnant after ovarian cancer?

Maybe: It depends on the treatment. If your ovaries are removed you cannot get pregnant unless you have in vitro fertilization. You also have to have your uterus for pregnancy. If it was removed then no pregnancy unless you use a surrogate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of pain from ovarian cancer?

Is it possible to get rid of pain from ovarian cancer?

Yes, it is possible: Chemotherapy will be able to palliate your pain, as ovarian cancer , usually is very sensitive /responsive to chemotherapy. A good pain medication will be useful as well. See your oncologist / gyne-onc and discuss further re-treatment options for the ovarian cancer and related pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer get worse with nervousness or stress?

Can ovarian cancer get worse with nervousness or stress?

Possibly: There are not clinical trials that answer this question because it is hard to study. Stress hormones are adrenaline and cortisol. Cortisol can dampen your immune response and allow tumors to grow more easily, while adrenaline can increase tumor growth and spread. I believe stress can cause cancer to get worse, but i can't show you a study that proves it. ...Read more

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How can I get ovarian cancer after removal of my ovaries?

How can I get ovarian cancer after removal of my ovaries?

It is possible: The rounded appearance of the ovaries can be deceiving; in the embryo, when the ovaries descend into the fetal pelvis some cells may trail behind and be left outside the ovary. In addition, ovarian tissue is really somewhat comet shaped, with cells distributed along the ligament which is cut at surgery. These cells may become oca. Other cells body lining cells may also transform into oca as well. ...Read more

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How does one get ovarian cancer after removal of ovaries?

Tissue cell migratio: When ovaries have been removed you may have stray cells inorgans& other parts of body, and it is possible to get cancer usually in peritonium.So it is possible even after removal of ovaries. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer get worse with stress and/or nervousness?

Can ovarian cancer get worse with stress and/or nervousness?

Stress never helps: There is little scientific evidence that stress is actually physically harmful, and i would imagine that it would be difficult to design such a study. Having said that everybody knows someone whose medical problems seemed to get worse because of stress. I would advise you to minimize your stress levels, if possible. Your circumstances are out of your control. The key is how you handle them. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer get worse with high stress or nervousness?

Can ovarian cancer get worse with high stress or nervousness?

Yes.: As with most diseases, ovarian cancer can worsen with stress and depression (see senator edwards' wife, or the mother of jonbenet ramsay). ...Read more

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Why do some women get blood in their urine with ovarian cancer?

Why do some women get blood in their urine with ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer commonly spreads by the cancer cells sloughing off the ovary, floating in the abdominal cavity, and planting in other areas, especially where the fluid pools. The bladder surface is one of those areas where implants commonly occur, and can cause blood in the urine. Sometimes the ovarian tumor itself can rest on the bladder and cause bladder irritation, and potentially bleeding. ...Read more

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Can a woman who has had her ovaries removed get ovarian cancer?

Can a woman who has had her ovaries removed get ovarian cancer?

Cancer of the ovary: Not possible unless patient had ovarian cancer prior to removal of the ovaries. ...Read more

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Should i get weekly paclitaxol and carboplatin in ovarian cancer?

Should i get weekly paclitaxol and carboplatin in ovarian cancer?

IT'S AN OPTION: Paclitaxel can be given every 3 weeks or weekly (dose dense) over a period of aprox 4 1/2 months. Carboplatin is given every 3 weeks regardless of which option is selected. ...Read more

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If you have a total hysterectomy can you still get ovarian cancer?

Yes you can: Hysterectomy, is removal of the uterus: ovaries are separate glands lying next to the uterus. Often they are removed at the time of hysterectomy, but not always.
Ovarian cancer can also arise from the epithelial lining of the peritoneum(sometimes called primary peritoneal carcinoma) which behaves just like ovarian cancer and is treated the same way as primary ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Can a woman who has had a complete hysterectomy get ovarian cancer?

Can a woman who has had a complete hysterectomy get ovarian cancer?

Rare if no ovaries: The term complete hysterectomy refers to removal of the uterus and cervix and not the ovaries. The term "complete hysterectomy" is often misused to imply that the ovaries were removed as well. If we can assume the ovaries were removed, it would be very rare to develop ovarian cancer (provided both ovaries are benign at the time of removal) in the future. ...Read more

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Are pain and bloating enough signs to get tested for ovarian cancer?

Are pain and bloating enough signs to get tested for ovarian cancer?

It depends.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, like 40+ years, and most likely in women 70+ years. Other tests, like pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound would be needed. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer do you get constipation and it's that early symptoms?

If you have ovarian cancer do you get constipation and it's that early symptoms?

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. Changes in bowel (constipation or diarrhea) may also occur. ...Read more

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What to do if i want to know why some women get blood in thier urine with ovarian cancer?

Cancer spread: Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is usually not detected until it has already spread and involved other organs. If it has involved the bladder you will usually see blood in the urine. ...Read more

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I'm scared that my symptoms may be of ovarian cancer. How to get tested?

I'm scared that my symptoms may be of ovarian cancer.  How to get tested?

Talk with OBGYN 1st: A pelvic exam, imaging and review of symptoms and family history constitute the first steps in evaluating a woman for possible ovarian tumors and other health threats. ...Read more

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Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Can you get ovarian cancer after a hysterectomy?

Yes: "hysterectomy " technically means removal of the uterus, not the ovaries and the uterus. A bso (bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy) means removal of both ovaries and fallopian tubes. Even if the ovaries have been removed, there is a very small chance that ovarian cancer can develop from cells that line the abdominal cavity. This chance is much less than 1 in 100. ...Read more

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Can you get cervical and ovarian cancer together?

Yes: Both are common -- thankfully, cervical cancer is usually caught early when it's very curable, and many ovarians cancers are caught early as well. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more