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I'm 26, upset stomach, can't eat,abdominal swelling,bloating, always feel full, irregular cycle, can this be ovarian cancer, not on bcp, never had sex?

I'm 26, upset stomach, can't eat,abdominal swelling,bloating, always feel full, irregular cycle, can this be ovarian cancer, not on bcp, never had sex?

Cancer unlikely : Typically ovarian cancer has no symptoms until they are very advanced. Your symptoms are nonspecific, an don't point towards a single diagnosis. Ask your doctor if you could have irritable bowel syndrome, or if a referral to a gastroenterologist is appropriate. They can also do a proper evaluation. Hope this helps! ...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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My mom, ovarian cancer, stage iiib, had the second surgery, the abdomen is hard and heavy seems, she felt uncomfortable, what is symptomatic?

My mom, ovarian cancer, stage iiib, had the second surgery, the abdomen is hard and heavy seems, she felt uncomfortable, what is symptomatic?

Not sure I...: ...Understand your question. If you are asking for the meaning of "symptomatic", then dr. Legha answered your question. If not, you may want to restate it. Either way make sure your mother's oncologist is aware of any new developments. Best to you both. ...Read more

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Why does abdomen fill up with fluid when ovarian cancer is present?

Why does abdomen fill up with fluid when ovarian cancer is present?

Not always the case: Ovarian cancer can cause inflammation which can result in fluid accumulation in the space surrounding the intestinal tract called the peritoneum. Some types of ovarian cancer make mucous which can also fill this space. Both situations cause fluid accumulation, weight gain and bloating. However, ovarian cancer may not cause these symptoms which is why regular checkups are important. ...Read more

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Had ovarian cancer and had total hysterectomy in 2012. I have bad cramping in lower abdomen/back, like pre hyst. Wht causes this?

MD time: Cramps in the abdomen and back can be due to a million and one different causes, benign or not. Do not get too anxious, just make sure your oncologist knows about it and follow his/her instructions. Hope it is nothing serious. Get better soon. ...Read more

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Pressure in lower abdomen, frequent urination, no burning or pain-very severe anxiety..scared of ovarian cancer. I'm 23yrs old?

Pressure in lower abdomen, frequent urination, no burning or pain-very severe anxiety..scared of ovarian cancer. I'm 23yrs old?

?Bladder infection: Your symptoms are more like those from infection of the urinary bladder(Cystitis). You need to see a doctor to get your urine checked and take an antibiotic for bladder infection. Ovarian cancer is not likely cause of your present symptoms. You should not worry about Cancer at this young age...at least not until your get into your 50s! ...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

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


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more