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Made an appointment for prolonged period, what if it ends before the appointment should i still keep it. Mom died of ovarian cancer.

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

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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Is missing a period a sign of ovarian cancer?

Is missing a period a sign of 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

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Haven't had a period for 6 months. Ovarian cancer?

Haven't had a period for 6 months. Ovarian cancer?

Probably not: It is very common to have menstrual changes or irregularities for reproductive age women. While it is possible to develop ovarian cancer at any age, it is exceedingly uncommon for reproductive age women to present with ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is it ovarian cancer bleeding look like a menstual period?

Is it ovarian cancer bleeding look like a menstual period?

Ovary CA & bleeding: Ovarian cancer does not usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding. If you have a mass and abnormal uterine bleeding, you need to get an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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. ?

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. ?

See your doctor: It is unusual to have had Cancer if you only had one ovary removed. Regardless, it's important that you follow up with your oncologist and GYN surgeon ASAP ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Below: It would be best to make an apt, get a gyn exam, and get an accurate DX. You are correct to be concerned with your family history, and even though the period irregularity is probably due to anovulation, the reassurance you will receive will be great. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

It is a cancer which arises from the ovary. This cancer is typically silent, producing little or no symptoms till it spreads, first into the pelvic area and later into the peritoneal cavity leading to fluid accumulation(ascites) which is often the first symptom. Despite its late presentation, there is a reasonable treatment for it, with some long term survivors even ...Read more