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Difference between IBS symptoms and ovarian cancer?

Difference between IBS symptoms and ovarian cancer?

Get seen: If you are concerned that you have primary or recurrent ovarian cancer, don't try to match symptoms. Physical exam and imaging will be required to know. The initial symptoms of both diseases that you list are famously often vague. ...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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I have constant bloating pressure from left hip have IBS dr reckon just a flair up could that be right I am worried about ovarian cancer ?

I have constant bloating pressure from left hip have IBS dr reckon just a flair up could that be right 

I am worried about ovarian cancer 
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IBS: Do you have IBS or IBD? There is a difference. Ovarian cancer is not very common, but if you have family history of it, or of breast cancer in first generation family members, you will want to check with your gynecologist for regular exams. Do you have bowel movement changes that point more to colonic issues? An exam by your primary MD and some bloodwork if warranted would be a first step. ...Read more

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Excessive gas for past 2 months. 2.8 CM complex ovarian cyst. How likely is it that this is ovarian cancer? Could IBS come on this suddenly?

Excessive gas for past 2 months.  2.8 CM complex ovarian cyst. How likely is it that this is ovarian cancer?  Could IBS come on this suddenly?

Unlikely: Those findings not cosistantly with cancer. Cyst small and u are young. Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 1 dose in juice per day along with probiotics, ibs is a syndrome of alternating constipation and diarrhea, affected by anxiety, and, at times a major problem. It's not likely that. You should be fine! don't worry too much. ...Read more

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Right side pelvic and thigh pain, peeing allot bloating doctor said IBS but no tests done scared of ovarian cancer have had bowel problems help please?

Right side pelvic and thigh pain, peeing allot bloating doctor said IBS but no tests done scared of ovarian cancer have had bowel problems help please?

pelvic ultrasound: Your too young to have ovarian cancer unless you have a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Pelvic pain, thigh pain and frequent peeing, if going on for a while, may point to something going on in pelvis with bladder irritation. Suggest a pelvic ultrasound and a gynecologic and urologist evaluation if symptoms persist. Not sure bloating is related , try lactose free diet. ...Read more

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Ibs or ovarian cancer pelvic & back pain pee allot gas indigestion very very bad bloating doctor did no tests gave me fibre and said IBS i'm 23?

Ibs or ovarian cancer pelvic & back pain pee allot gas indigestion very very bad bloating doctor did no tests gave me fibre and said IBS i'm 23?

You mean obesity ?: At 23 ovarian cancer is rare , if that is in your mind go for follow up , request for pelvic sonogram , mean while don't eat junk food , cut calories , eat healthy diet , and join a gym , and exercises regularly to loose 1 lb of fat you need to burn 3500 cal now calculate how much fat you want to burn. Mile brisk walk you spent only 100 cal. ...Read more

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Bloat, gas, vague pain. Could it be possible that I have irritable bowel syndrome or ovarian cancer like dr oz says?

Bloat, gas, vague pain. Could it be possible that I have irritable bowel syndrome or ovarian cancer like dr oz says?

Either or neither: Both irritable bowel syndrome and ovarian cancer have vague abdominal symptoms, which may be why dr. Oz advised women with such symptoms to consult their doctors so that if it is ovarian cancer, it may be detected early. Consulting your doctor would be a good idea. ...Read more

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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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What are common symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What are common symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...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