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Ovarian Cancer Kidneys Shutting Down
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
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
Ovarian Cancer : Malignant bowel obstruction is a common complication in patients with ovarian cancer. The prevalence of bowel obstruction is 4-25% in ovarian carcinoma or colorectal cancer. In patients with advanced ovarian cancer the frequency of bowel obstruction can be as high as 42%. The small bowel is more commonly involved than the large bowel (61% vs. 33%) and both are involved in over 20% of ovarian ca. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daughter is 13&periods aren't regular but it stopped for 4 days then came bac for 11 days + doesn't seem to be slowing down. Start of Ovarian cancer?
Mom has stg 4 ovarian cancer with recurrence. Is now on avastin. She feels good, ascetis has gone down, however ca125 has gone from 211 to 3000. Why?
Good question: Why? It is definitely something her oncologist should be concerned about and should try to answer the question. Your mom should get some evaluation done-i.e. Some imaging studies- like ct and or pet scan to answer the question and to see whether Avastin alone perhaps is not enough. ...Read more
My rt ovary (seemingly) bloats up and down (as if like gas) when i eat high fiber foods but only my rt. Is this normal? Ovarian cancer maybe? Scared.
Lower left side pain which begins when lies down. 64yo clear cell ovarian cancer survivor large tumor removed 3 1/2 yrs frequent surgeon & oncologist ?
Visit your physician: Would visit your primary care physician for a phyisical evaluation. ...Read more
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 IV: If they said the liver and kidney are involved- that means it is a stage IV disease. Ovarian cancer is in general sensitive to chemotherapy and for stage iv- chemotherapy is the mainstay therapy. What do you mean by poor for chemo? You have many other medical problems- or you could not tolerate therapy? Option beside chemo would palliative care i.e. Hospice care. D/w ur oncologist and gbu. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
Nothing really: No diet is associated with ovarian cancer. However, it is always good to have a healthy-well balanced diet. Cut down carbohydrates, red meat intake- especially processed red meat. Avoid alcohol and tobacco/cigarette. Increase more vegetable, fruits, fibres and exercise regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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