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Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

Whats the test they do to find out if you have ovarian cancer and how do you get it?

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. The ultimate way to know is surgery to see if it is in fact, a tumor of something else. ...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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If you have ovarian cancer would you have each symptom a day?

If you have ovarian cancer would you have each symptom a day?

Ovarian cancer: Symptoms are vague and non-specific, that is the reason is not commonly diagnosed in early stage. You asked several questions about it today and seems to be very worried. Please see your ob-gyn and get it checked. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer do you have every week each symptom ?

If you have ovarian cancer do you have every week each symptom ?

Ovarian cancer: No, the symptoms do not have to be weekly. Even with cancer patients the symptoms come and go. Also, the symptoms are vague and not specific to ovary cancer. Not everyone gets all the same symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I be tested for ovarian cancer? What type of tests do they use to determine if you have ovarian cancer?

How can I be tested for ovarian cancer? What type of tests do they use to determine if you have ovarian cancer?

Exam, not a CA-125!: A ca-125 test should not be ordered unless there is a diagnosis of ovarian cancer. This test can be elevated in a number of benign conditions. Regular follow up with your gynecologist is the best way. If there is a concern based on symptoms or an exam, your gynecologist may obtain a transvaginal ultrasound. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How often do you bleed if you have ovarian cancer?

How often do you bleed if you have ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Majority of patients with ovarian cancer present with abdominal pain, distension and fluid build up known as ascites. Some have change in their bowel habits from peritoneal disease. It can cause weight loss, malaise and constitutional symptoms. Some can have symptoms fr metastatic disease. Very few <5 % present with vaginal bleeding. ...Read more

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How many days do you bleed if you have ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Ovarian cancer does not commonly cause bleeding. If you are having abnormal uterine bleeding or postmenopausal uterine bleeding you need to see a gynecologist to get a biopsy (and probably an ultrasound) done. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer how often do you have bloating ?

Bloating: Bloating is one of the 4 common symptoms of ovarian cancer. It can either be constant or intermittent. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer could it be seen by a urine test?

No: The ovary and bladder are not connected and there is no routine testing available to detect ovarian cancer in urine outside of research, if any?! ...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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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