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I only have periods every 3 to 4 Months. I have had a few miscarriages andi want to know if its possible that i have ovarian cancer.

I only have periods every 3 to 4 Months. I have had a few miscarriages andi want to know if its possible that i have ovarian cancer.

Not likely: Unless you have a family history of ovarian cancer or BRACA positivity, not likely. I am concerned about the reason for your miscarriages. Have you been evaluated for a blood clotting disorder? You should be seen by a complicated OB specialist and be evaluated for your miscarriages and your decreased frequency of periods. Are you in otherwise good health? Best wishes! ...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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So I had a miscarriage in January. Since then I have mild shooting pains in my pelvic area, not enough so I double over in pain but it's annoyin. I've been tested for celiac,anemia and ovarian cancer but all fine. Had US but all fine! Please help?

So I had a miscarriage in January. Since then I have mild shooting pains in my pelvic area, not enough so I double over in pain but it's annoyin. I've been tested for celiac,anemia and ovarian cancer but all fine. Had US but all fine! Please help?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. It is good to start with an Obgyn and they can arrange a step by step approach to determining the cause and treatment ...Read more

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I've had 2 miscarriage s and I'm trying to conceive and I have irregular peroids. I may think I have ovarian cancer. Lump in pubic region.

I've had 2 miscarriage s and I'm trying to conceive and I have irregular peroids. I may think I have ovarian cancer.  Lump in pubic region.

Don't worry: Many young women have irregular periods due to anovulatory cycles. Early miscarriages are common and are not necessarily an indication that you will have problems carrying a pregnancy to term. Ovarian cancer is very unlikely in a 20 year old, but it you feel a lump in your pubic region, you should have it examined by a healthcare provider so you know what it is and than you will not have to worr ...Read more

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Have not had sex in 4 yrs. Wife just passed of ovarian cancer.Need E.D. meds. Having problems there.

Have not had sex in 4 yrs. Wife just passed of ovarian cancer.Need E.D. meds. Having problems there.

Most E.D. is: psychological. See your doc for testing. If hormonal or vascular he/she can help. Do you have morning erections? A good sign if you do that your ED MAY be psychological. You can also consult w/a HealthTap doc via HT concierge. Sorry for your loss and wish you the best. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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

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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Fluid with ovarian cancer?

Fluid with ovarian cancer?

Depends: If you are asking if there is fluid seen with ovarian cancer, then yes some ovarian cancers can cause excess abdominal fluid called ascites. ...Read more

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How common is ovarian cancer?

How common is ovarian cancer?

About 20K per year: In the United States there are about 20, 000 new cases of ovarian cancer per year. ...Read more

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How can I treat ovarian cancer?

How can I treat ovarian cancer?

Depends: It will depend on the stage. Curative surgery in early stage of disease plus minus chemotherapy. Debulking surgery is needed and is done by a gynecology-oncologist if the tumor burden is high - then followed by chemotherapy. The treatment will depend on the stage. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer ever be cured?

Can ovarian cancer ever be cured?

Yes: Ovarian cancer can be cured especially when it is discovered early. One of the challenges with ovarian cancer is that it is often discovered when it is more advanced because there are no effective screening tools and the disease can often be asymptomatic until it is more advanced. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?

Who is at risk for ovarian cancer?

Increased risk...: ...is associated with increased age, women with a family history of ovarian or breast cancer, women with the genetic BRCA modifications, and certain ethnicities. These groups have a higher risk than the overall lifetime risk for women in the US of 1.6%. ...Read more

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What age does ovarian cancer strike?

What age does ovarian cancer strike?

Depend: It really depend on your genes if you have strong family history of ovarian or breast cancer it might strike earlier you doctor can run test on your gene to make sure you do not have the one that can cause cancer ...Read more

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What type of ovarian cancer do I have?

What type of ovarian cancer do I have?

Depends on your path: You should discuss your pathology with your doctor. There are different types of ovarian cancer including: borderline tumors (tumors of low malignany potential) and epithelial tumors (papillary serous, mucinous and endometrioid, clear cell, transitional cell, undifferentiated), for example. ...Read more

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When should ovarian cancer be detected?

As early as possible: Unfortunately, ovarian cancer is often missed during its early stages, as it either causes no symptoms at all, or only very general symptoms, until it becomes quite advanced. Like all cancers, though, ovarian cancer has a much higher cure rate when detected at an early stage, . ...Read more

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How do I know if I have ovarian cancer?

Not easy: There are no specific symptoms of ovarian cancer, especially early ovarian cancer. The symptoms are usually vague fullness, gas, pelvic discomfort or pain, urinary symptoms etc. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Or none: One of the reasons that ovarian cancer has such a poor prognosis overall is that it usually does not cause symptoms and thus is not found until it has become fairly advanced and more difficult to treat. While it can cause vague spyoma as described most cases are asymptomatic until its had a chance to progress. If you have a concern or are at high risk genetically, talk to your md about screening. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

What are some symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

Initially asymptomat: The classic epitherlia ovarian cancer is aymptomatic until metastasis occurs. The primary site of spread is to omentum due to high TGF-B. This allows vascular permeability factor to produce extensive ascites and when spread to uterus occurs then vaginal bleeding may be seen ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What are early symptoms of ovarian cancer?

NONE: That is the reason to go for regular gyn visits. Abdominal symptoms appear in later stages unfortunately for detection of early ovarian cancers there is no blood test, only for late stages used to see the progress of disease (ca 125 cea etc ) only way to detect is regular gyn doctor visits, if needed sonogram, or laparoscopic examination. ...Read more

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How early could ovarian cancer be detected?

Hard to say: No good screening for ovarian cancer.Studies were done to see if transvaginal sono can detect early case of ovarian cancer in asymptomatic people- only showing that all of the cancer that were detected by the sono-are stage 3 or above. It requires high awareness from the patient, low threshold of suspicion of md, multiple modalities to detect earlier case of cancer( stage 1 or 2)-which can happen. ...Read more

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What are ovarian cancer's most common signs?

Bloating,pelvic pain: Some identifiable symptoms do exist for ovarian cancer, even in the early stages. The most common of these are:  bloating, pelvic or bominal pain trouble eating or feeling full quickly urinary symptoms, such as frequent feelings of needing to go.  these symptoms such are, of course, common & occur with any number of ailments. When they last for more than a few weeks, they should see their doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Derman
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Miscarriage (Definition)

A "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only ...Read more


Dr. Gerard Honore
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Pregnancy Loss (Definition)

Pregnancy loss = unintended loss of a pregnancy which could result ...Read more