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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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?
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?
Does ovulating cause crampy feeling? I have very irregular periods and worry about ovarian cancer- age 31
OB/GYN consult: 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
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
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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