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Does Ovarian Cancer Pain Feel Like Menstrual Cramps
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
I am 44 years old. I have a strong family history of ovarian/breast cancer and braca2 of unknown significance. I getvery painful menstrual cramps. Could I have ovarian cancer?
The curse of the VUS: Personal and family history trumps genetic testing. If you have strong family history of breast/ovarian cancer, it could be that the vus is truly a deleterious mutation yet to be identified as such or have another gene involved besides brca. I would advise you see your gyn and a specialist with expertise in genetic testing/risk assessment. They will go over ways to reduce cancer risk for you. ...Read more
Hello there my menstrual cycle has always been 28days it now seems too be 26/27 I suffer anxiety is this still normal? Could I have ovarian cancer?
Normal = 21 thru 35: The frequency you report is clearly still normal, but if it becomes more irregular you certainly should have an exam. Do not jump to the idea that it is anything as frightening as cancer. There are many less serious reasons for changes in your cycle. Depending on several factors, including your age, health, etc - it may be nothing at all. Have an exam if you're worried. ...Read more
My mom had ovarian cancer when she was my age. What should I be looking out for? I recently lost 15 lbs in a week and have had cramps when not on period. I also get nauseas whenever I eat.
Go to doctor: And get an evaluation. Your symptoms could be from a lot of things but are not normal and need immediate attention. Please go now. ...Read more
21 yrs old, cramps not on period, lower back pain, I do go to gym a lot but is this ovarian cancer? I am on the nuva vaginal ring. Help please
Missed period, bloating, NOT pregnant. Mild cramps. Worried it's ovarian cancer.18 year old female. I also get sever cramps during periods. Help please?
I have every symptom of ovarian cancer. 10 day periods, pain w/ sex, weight loss, bloating, anemia, bad sharp cramps, sore boobs, but I'm only 25?
Does ovulating cause crampy feeling? I have very irregular periods and worry about ovarian cancer- age 31
It sounds like you have some dysfunctional or abnormal uterine bleeding and dysmenorrhea. Talk with your specialist in OB/GYN. See the link for tests you may need. Do you have a family history of ovarian cancer? Weight loss? If not, probably not a reason to worry. There are many other causes of DUB that you can discuss with your OB/GYN.
https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000903.htm ...Read more
Sometimes nothing!: Early ovarian cancer can cause minor symptoms like bloating, abdominal swelling, gas, pressure, constipation or diarrhea. Sometimes it can cause pain, which is usually in the right or left side of your abdomen down by your hip bones. But it's important to realize it doesn't usually cause pain at an early stage, so if you have any of the symptoms above that are new or worsening, see your doctor! ...Read more
Possibly: We do not know the precise answer to this question. However, it is reasonable to suspect that there may be a relationship in some cases at least. For instance, we know that women who have tubal sterilization for birth control are at decreased risk of developing ovarina cancer. It is thought that this may be due to blocking of environmental chemicals from reaching the ovary through the tube. ...Read more
The same cancer: Recurrence means that it's the same cancer that has come back. While it may come back in a different place in the abdomen-- the cell type is the same regardless even if the ovaries are no longer there. A biopsy will show if the recurrence is consistent with the original cancer. ...Read more
Mass or cystic mass:
Ultrasound, done though the abdominal wall and transvaginally is used to examine the size shape and other characteristics of ovaries. Cancer may present as a mass in the ovary or a cyst or a combination of the two. Definitive diagnosis requires examination of suspect tissue by a pathologist. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more
Abdominal distention: It is the abdomen, not the stomach, that is swollen in some patients with advanced ovarian cancer. This is mainly due to accumulation of fluid (called ascites) within the abdomen. The fluid over time causes distention of the abdomen (just like what you would see in a pregnant women). The more the fluid accumulates, the more distanded the abdomen and patients may have discomfort and pain. ...Read more
Feeling bloated for a week and feel like I have shortness of breath suffer with health anxiety and now I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer is thissymptom?
Anxiety reduction...: Cancer phobia is a symptom of anxiety and depression. If you are depressed see a therapist or psychiatrist. If anxious, you could do the same or learn meditation or mindfulness. THE MINDFUL WAY THROUGH DEPRESSION by Williams would be helpful in either case. It comes with a Disc by Jon Kabat -Zinn with the complete mindfulness training course on it. ...Read more
Pelvis & abomen: Commonly when advaced spreads in the abdomen affecting the peritoneum producing increased intra pelvic and abdominal fluid. As most cancers may spread to liver, lung, brain, bone. Most ovarian cancer produce symptoms only in advanced stages with nonspecific sensations of increased belly or intraabdominally discomfort. Ca 125 is not a screening test because of so many false positives and negatives. ...Read more
In some cases: In some cases of ovarian cancer, a mass (or masses) can be felt in the pelvis with a manual vaginal examination. In advanced cases, a swollen abdomen from ascites can be seen on exam (but this is not specific for ovarian cancer). In most cases of ovarian cancer, the findings on exam are quite nonspecific. ...Read more
Depends.: It is notoriously hard to detect early. Pelvic ultrasound and family history along with serum ca-125 are some approaches to early detection that have not been particularly effective. Current research is aiming at identifying a serum proteomic signature of early ovarian cancer that can be clinically useful. ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
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