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Not pregnant have all symptoms of ovarian cancer went to ER told I have kidney infection but no pain when urinate or no blood 30 years old 2 children?

Not pregnant have all symptoms of ovarian cancer went to ER told I have kidney infection but no pain when urinate or no blood 30 years old 2 children?

Get a second...: The symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and mostly non specific. It is worth considering when symptoms are chronic and not otherwise explained. More common to have a urinary or kidney infection. If you are concerned, get a second opinion. ...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 had my period for 8 years. I have missed this period and I have pain in by back, sides, and ovaries. I have constipation and frequent urination.? What could this be? I know I have ovarian cyst. Could it be ovarian cancer, or a kidney infection. I am

I have had my period for 8 years. I have missed this period and I have pain in by back, sides, and ovaries. I have constipation and frequent urination.? What could this be? I know I have ovarian cyst. Could it be ovarian cancer, or a kidney infection. I am

Go see ur FamilyDoc: Without painful urination, it's very unlikely for you to have a kidney infection. At your age, it's unlikely for you to have ovarian cancer. However, you should see your Family Doc for evaluation & treatment. Perhaps you're suffering from endometriosis or maybe you're pregnant. There are many possibilities so go see your Family Doc. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a kidney stone ultrasound also detect ovarian cancer?

Please tell me, could a kidney stone ultrasound also detect ovarian cancer?

Yes, but...: It is possible that a renal ultrasound might detect some findings associated with ovarian cancer but the cancer would have to be relatively advanced for such findings to be present. Ascites (fluid in the abdomen) soft tissue masses on the abdominal wall (peritoneal implants), and blockage of the kidneys may be seen. The ovaries themselves would not typically be studied. ...Read more

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If ovarian cancer spreads to the kidney does it spread via blood?

If ovarian cancer spreads to the kidney does it spread via blood?

Yes that would be th: Spread into kidney is uncommon. It may occur by surface implantation when there is intra-abdominal tumor all round the kidneys or it could spread via blood although that is a less common route of spread for ovarian cancer compared to most other cancers. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer be diagnosed during a blood draw for viral infection?

Can ovarian cancer be diagnosed during a blood draw for viral infection?

I am not following y: Virus infection has no role to play in ovarian cancer (you are confusing it with cancer of the cervix which is caused by hpv viruses)
there is a blood test (called ca-125) which can be of some help for detection of cancer of the ovary but it is not always entirely reliable. ...Read more

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Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

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. So, yes back pain is a possible symptom. ...Read more

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I get full easily, throw up after meals, sleep a lot, pee a lot, and have a lot of pain in my lower back and near my hips/abdomen. Ovarian cancer?

I get full easily, throw up after meals, sleep a lot, pee a lot, and have a lot of pain in my lower back and near my hips/abdomen. Ovarian cancer?

Probably not: At your age, ovarian cancer is extremely rare. You need to see your MD to find out what the problem is. It may be a gastrointestinal problem. ...Read more

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Normal pelvic exam lower back pain and urine frequency could you have ovarian cancer?

Normal pelvic exam lower back pain and urine frequency could you have ovarian cancer?

Back pain&ovarianCA: Ovarian ca is the silent ca. It is hard to diagnosis and it can be easily confused with other problems. Symptoms are bloating, pelvic and back pain, frequent urination, difficulty eating, weight loss, which have been present for at least 6-12 months. The most common cause of frequency and back pain is a bladder infection...But pleas see your doctor and get checked out for both. ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer? Sometimes achy lower back, pellet like stool with constipation can't sleep at night. Regular periods though and no family history.

Unlikely given age.: But your symptoms need to be dealt with. Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical.

Basic treatments for constipation should be undertaken - your symptoms could all be related to constipation.

Imaging of your pelvis (ovaries and uterus primarily) with ultrasound may also be helpful, especially if basic treatments do not resolve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Urinoanalysis showed nothing wrong. No cancer cells even thx god. But rbc 18-20. Kidney infection they told me. Is it related?

Urinoanalysis showed nothing wrong. No cancer cells even thx god. But rbc 18-20. Kidney infection they told me. Is it related?

Hematuria: Red cells without even more white cells isn't infection. Get this clarified. It is bladder or kidney cancer until proved otherwise, and can be a bunch of things from trivial to deadly. ...Read more

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Could a bad kidney infection cause elevated liver enzymes or could this be cancer?

Could a bad kidney infection cause elevated liver enzymes or could this be cancer?

No: There are many things that can cause elevated liver enzymes: hepatitis, cancer, medicines to name a few. Kidney infection is not one of them. ...Read more

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Ultrasound found kidney infection. I have blood in urine but they did many other tests. If I had bladder cancer would it show in ultrasound?

Ultrasound found kidney infection. I have blood in urine but they did many other tests. If I had bladder cancer would it show in ultrasound?

No: Ultrasound is not a good way to detect bladder cancer unless the bladder cancer is big. Flat carcinoma in situ or small cancer cannot be seen with ultrasound. Do urine screening, if positive, do cystoscope exam. ...Read more

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Is there a link between ovarian cancer and other cancers?

The genetic link is: Brca-2, a hereditary molecular factor that is linked to high incidence of both breast and ovary cancer. It is not common, but when present warrants oopherectomy without ca dx. ...Read more

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Is endometriosis related to ovarian cancer? Is there any link between them?

Is endometriosis related to ovarian cancer? Is there any link between them?

Not really.: This is from presence and proliferation of the endometrium cells outside of the uterus. They can even deposit on the ovary. Complications, like adhesions, pelvic cysts, and chocolate cysts of the ovary occur. Use of oral contraceptives can lower the risk of this as well as that of ovarian cancer, but aside from this, no connection between this and ovarian cancer is known. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Can there be a link between breast cancer and ovarian cancer?

Yes, there can be: There are some genetic blood tests brca type. So far, there is brca I and brca 2. This doesn't mean you can't have an inherited form of breast ca and ovarian ca---as of now not yet discovered, and no blood test to determine a patient's risk. A woman can have breast and ovarian cancer and have negative genetic tests----we don't have all the answers yet. ...Read more

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Is there a link between ovarian cancer and hormone replacement therapy?

Is there a link between ovarian cancer and hormone replacement therapy?

No: Causes of ovarian cancer are poorly understood. In some cases, there is a hereditary risk. There is no evidence that hormone therapy affects ovarian cancer. There is evidence that use of birth control pills is protective against ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Is there any evidence that links pregnancy-related hormone therapy treatments with increased risk of ovarian cancer?

Is there any evidence that links pregnancy-related hormone therapy treatments with increased risk of ovarian cancer?

Tough question: By this I assume you mean for in vitro vertilization. Any hormone manipulation has a potential for side effects. Increased Estrogens increases the risk of breast and cervical cancer, but lower estrogen increases risks of ovary and uterus--also influenced by Progesterone and other hormones. This is not a straight forward topic, as there are many studies that contradict each other. ...Read more

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Stage 3 ovarian cancer diagnosed 2 weeks ago spread to abdomen. Drained fluid only. Docs say liver&kidney too poor for chemo. What are next options?

Stage 3 ovarian cancer diagnosed 2 weeks ago spread to abdomen. Drained fluid only. Docs say liver&kidney too poor for chemo. What are next options?

Get other opinions: If you were my patient I would recommend getting another opinion especially at a center that may have access to experimental protocols. Ask if there is anything to do to improve your chances for getting chemo. Surround yourself with supportive family and friends. ...Read more

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Felt like something burst in abdomen. Uranysis showed high WBC no infection no symptoms since. Can this b a cyst? Or is it more likely ovarian cancer?

More likely cyst: It is more likely to be a cyst, but there are other important considerations: appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, hernia, diverticulitis. Much less likely is ovarian cancer unless you have a strong family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer. An ultrasound would be helpful if your symptoms persist or get worse. ...Read more

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Very watery discharge at times during month, feels like period. Not having sex. 30+. Dr said could be a yeast infection to ovarian cancer. Norm period?

Very watery discharge at times during month, feels like period. Not having sex. 30+. Dr said could be a yeast infection to ovarian cancer. Norm period?

Can be normal: Clear vaginal discharge can be a normal phenomenon. Ovarian cancer is a diagnosis which would require a complete pelvoc exam and may involve blood work and imaging. generally at your age u would have to have a strong family history and other signs which may including generalized abdomninal discomfort with change in diet and appetite. having said that if u are at all concerned u need to be seen. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the history of ovarian cancer?

I want to know what's the history of ovarian cancer?

Unclear question: Ovarian cancer is a common disorder that is often not detected early. I am not sure what you mean by history of the cancer, however, if you consult this site, it will provide general information about this entity.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001891/. ...Read more

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I have refractory ovarian cancer, what symptoms are normal.?

None: Ovarian cancer, especially in the "refractory" state, is a disease of mimicry. Therefore, keep a symptom diary and keep close touch with your doctore. Your goal should be to assess symptom changes. ...Read more

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How to know if I have I have ovarian cancer or anything serious?

How to know if I have I have ovarian cancer or anything serious?

Serious Health issue: The only way to know what's going on in your body is to know what is normal for your body and your age. Participate in the regular screening studies and visit with your md regularly. Visit the american cancer society web page to see what screening is recommended and what age to start. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ovarian cancer and I feel so full all the time?

Ascites: Ovarian cancer causes an acumulation of fluid inside your abdomen called ascites. This will sometimes make you feel like you are bloated or full in your tummy. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is ovarian cancer and what are the symptoms?

How do I know exactly what is ovarian cancer and what are the symptoms?

Non specific: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific. They often mimic other common conditions. These may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion, gas or nausea, changes in bowel habits, such as constipation, changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, and low back pain. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more