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Could high prolactin levels be a cause of ovarian cancer?

Could high prolactin levels be a cause of ovarian cancer?

No: This is worrisome though, especially if it's well above the reference range and there's no clear explanation. (Mild elevations mean little and the range is set so that several percent of healthies fall above.) Get with your physician about this. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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What are the causes of ovarian cancer and is it very treatable?

What are the causes of ovarian cancer and is it very treatable?

Unknown: We aren't sure exactly what the cause of ovarian cancer is yet. Most ovarian cancer is diagnosed at a late stage and is treatable with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Although treatable, advanced ovarian cancer is rarely curable. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause tailbone pain?

Not usually: The ovaries are closer to you groin and not likely to refer pain to the tail bone. There are exceptions such as metastatic disease that directly effects the tail bone or causes irritation to the nerves that lead to the tailbone. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

Several causes: Fluid build-up (called ascites) in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) can lead to bloating. Tumor cells lining the intestinal tract and other organs can also lead to bloating. ...Read more

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Could ovarian cancer cause high liver enzymes?

Could ovarian cancer cause high liver enzymes?

Many causes: High liver tests are not specific and warrant further evaluation. Ovarian cancer can cause abnormal liver tests if it has spread to the liver. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause WBC count to increase?

Can ovarian cancer cause WBC count to increase?

See your oncologist: It can if their is an associated infection. See your oncologist or ob/gyn. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause positive pregnancy test?

Common vs. Rare: At 27 years of age, ovarian cancer is very rare. The more common cause of a positive pregnancy test is pregnancy itself. Sometimes a pregnancy can implant on an ovary (ectopic pregnancy). If an ultrasound does not show a pregnancy, it is worth a look at the ovaries. Ovaries are the source of egg cells, and a growth there could theoretically cause an elevation in HCG (pregnancy hormone). ...Read more

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During sex I bleed I have an ovarian cyst what cause that. And how do you know you have ovarian cancer?

During sex I bleed I have an ovarian cyst what cause that. And how do you know you have ovarian cancer?

See doctor: It is not feasible to know why you bleed during sex, without examining you. You should see a gynecologist to address the issues you raised as this forum may not be appropriate for your concerns. ...Read more

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28 yr f. 8 + pregnant test. Period 1.5 weeks late. Ov cancer causes false positives? Worried. Do women still get their monthly periods with ovarian cancer?

28 yr f. 8 + pregnant test. Period 1.5 weeks late. Ov cancer causes false positives? Worried. Do women still get their monthly periods with ovarian cancer?

Not ovarian cancer: Only in very rare cases does ovarian cancer cause a positive pregnancy test. Embryonal cell carcinomas, ovarian choriocarcinomas, mixed germ cell tumors, and some dysgerminomas are the only ovarian cancers that produce HCG (positive pregnancy test). All of these types of tumors comprise less than 5% of all ovarian cancers. Have your local ob/gyn get an ultrasound of your pelvis. ...Read more

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What caused ovarian cancer?

What caused ovarian cancer?

Possible Risk Factor: Risk factors for ovarian cancer include increasing age, obesity, prolonged use of fertility drugs, and family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer, especially for persons with brca 1 or 2 mutations. However, it's impossible to know why any individual develops cancer since having a risk factor does not guarantee the disease will develop and many people with cancer may not have risk factor. ...Read more

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How is ovarian cancer caused?

How is ovarian cancer caused?

No one cause: There is no specific cause for ovarian cancer, but several risk factors have been identified. Women who have a family history of either ovarian, breast, or colon cancer all are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Most ovarian cancers are diagnosed in the six or seventh decades of life, and typically arise from the ovarian epithelium. There is no effective screening test for ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be caused by abortions?

Can ovarian cancer be caused by abortions?

No: There is no evidence to suggest that abortions cause any type of cancer including ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Why is talcum powder a cause of ovarian cancer?

Why is talcum powder a cause of ovarian cancer?

Talc in ovarian ca: One explanation for a possible association between talc and ovarian cancer is that decades ago talcum powder was sometimes contaminated with asbestos, a known carcinogen. ...Read more

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What's products should I stay away from that has talcon powder in it Bc it's cause ovarian cancer?

I don't believe it: You're 20 and too young to have really grasped the extent of deception in this world. Most physicians think that the "scientific studies" showing a link between cancer and talcum powder are the result of recall bias -- ask a question the right way, and you'll get results that aren't true. If you believe all the scare stuff online and from lawyers, you'll end up unable to do anything. ...Read more

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Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Not known: Bloating is a non-specific symptom. While it may occur with ovarian cancer, it occurs far more often without it.
You may wish to consult this site for symptoms of ovarian cancer. Please keep in mind that none of the symptoms are diagnostic.

http://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/ovarian/basic_info/symptoms. Htm ...Read more

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What genes cause hereditary ovarian cancer?

What genes cause hereditary ovarian cancer?

BRCA 1 and 2: The breast-ovarian cancer (brca 1 and 2) genes are the only ones so far proven to cause susceptibility to ovarian cancer (as high as 50% lifetime risk for ovarian, 85% for breast cancer if you have a mutation. Other ovarian cancer susceptibility genes may be identified by ongoing research. ...Read more

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Why/how does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Why/how does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Ca Ovary, bloating: Hello ~ from the word bloating, I am assuming you mean increase in abdominal size, or enlargement of the belly. If that is what you mean, it usually occurs in Stage 4 of the disease and it is due to peritoneal fluid increase (ascites) and from direct spread from the ovary to the peritoneum. Ca Ovary too often presents at this stage which is hopeless. Annual checks to MD can avoid this. Thx ...Read more

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Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

Briefly: Unfortunately in advanced cases, masses or fluid can put pressure on the abdominal & pelvic cavity and also exert pressure on the stomach causing bloating, early satiety & reflux type symptoms. Rarely cancer can affect the stomach & ovaries at the same time. ...Read more

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Does condoms cause ovarian cancer and infertility.?

Does condoms cause ovarian cancer and infertility.?

Absolutely not!: Consider the source when obtaining medical information. Attorneys.. commercials tv radio church. And other non-medically reviewed sources are usually fantasy or worse. Damaging. Go to national Institute of health, cdc, American College ob. Gyn. These are places to get reliable information. ...Read more

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Does multiple ivf treatments cause a risk of ovarian cancer?

Does multiple ivf treatments cause a risk of ovarian cancer?

No: It increases your risk of bankruptcy, at least in the US. You state that you are only 28. Have you and your spouse had a full infertility workup. In the US, unless you had your Fallopian tubes tied or scarred, no reputable Ob-Gyn would consider you as a candidate for IVF. Maybe you some other issue that you have revealed yet?? ...Read more

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What is it about ovarian cancer that causes the need or urge to urinate more often?

What is it about ovarian cancer that causes the need or urge to urinate more often?

May not be linked: Do you have the diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer? Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that usually has non-specific symptoms. Urgency/frequency in urination may be linked to a urinary tract infection rather than ovarian cancer. See your doctor for further discussion and/or treatment
best Wishes
Dr M ...Read more

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Will indoor tanning cause any health problems other than skin cancer, like ovarian cancer?

Will indoor tanning cause any health problems other than skin cancer, like ovarian cancer?

Aging and death: Indoor tanning is paying someone to cause you skin cancer and make you age faster! Skin cancer is not to be taken lightly--it is the number one cause of death in young people under the age of 30. Also, once the damage is done you can't undo it. Your skin has memory and will remember every sunburn or uv tanning assault. The damage starts young and accumulates over time. ...Read more

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Do injectables medicines (e.G. Gonal) that are used along with IUI cause ovarian cancer in women?

Gonadotropins: There is no simple answer, but the answer beat supported by the literature is that women with infertility are at increased risk for ovarian cancer. Menopausal gonadotropins used for fertility treaents do not at this time to be causal of epithelial ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in both ovaries and back pain constant for 2 days. Could it be ovarian cancer?

What can cause pain in both ovaries and back pain constant for 2 days. Could it be ovarian cancer?

back pain & ovaries: Most likely not cancer. Very likely ruptured ovarian cyst. If pain continues need to see healthcare provider, although most ruptured cyst symptoms resolve with time. Good Luck ...Read more

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Free fluid in pod. Is it late to treat aftr 6months? Any serious problem? It causes pain and foul smell discharge. Can it be ovarian cancer? I'm 19 yo.

Be seen.: It is not too late to be treated. It is unlikely to be ovarian cancer so you can relax. The foul smell, pain, and discharge though warrant being seen and properly treated. ...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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Can an ovarian cyst cause high wbc that I have loss appetite And feeling fuller. Really worried about ovarian cancer no other symptoms?

Vague symptoms: Ovarian cysts and early ovarian cancer don't generally increase the white count. A Tubo-Ovarian Abcess or Ovarian Torsion can increase the white count but are usually associated with severe pain. Ovarian Cancer is fairly silent initially but then can have vague, non-specific symptoms. See an Gyn yearly and discuss your concerns. Imaging of your ovaries will usually rule-out ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I read that baby powder with talc, can cause ovarian cancer. I used it about 20 times in my life in the genital area, about 10 years ago. What is my risk?

I read that baby powder with talc, can cause ovarian cancer. I used it about 20 times in my life in the genital area, about 10 years ago. What is my risk?

I doubt it: I have been following this stuff since the 1970's and I think it's junk science. Epidemiology by its nature generates an enormous amount of garbage. The claim does't make sense biologically and I am sorry it is turning out to be a money-maker for tort law. Don't worry and use cornstarch from now on. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Killian
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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