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Feeling bloated for a week and feel like I have shortness of breath suffer with health anxiety and now I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer is thissymptom?

Feeling bloated for a week and feel like I have shortness of breath suffer with health anxiety and now I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer is thissymptom?

Anxiety reduction...: Cancer phobia is a symptom of anxiety and depression. If you are depressed see a therapist or psychiatrist. If anxious, you could do the same or learn meditation or mindfulness. THE MINDFUL WAY THROUGH DEPRESSION by Williams would be helpful in either case. It comes with a Disc by Jon Kabat -Zinn with the complete mindfulness training course on it. ...Read more

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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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Could I have cervical or ovarian cancer if i haven't had a period in 2 years? I have always struggled with my weight. So I am overweight. Could that hyave something to do with it too. My weight has always fluxuated.

Could I have cervical or ovarian cancer if i haven't had a period in 2 years? I have always struggled with my weight. So I am overweight. Could that hyave something to do with it too. My weight has always fluxuated.

Get checked....: Easy enough to screen for ovarian and cervical cancer, would be unusual if you are less than 30 though. More likely it is due to Insulin resistance syndrome and depressed sex hormone binding globulin (shbg). This would also be the reason you have been struggling with your weight issues. Could also be polycystic ovarian syndrome, pcos, also due to Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Haven't had a period for 6 months. Ovarian cancer?

Haven't had a period for 6 months. Ovarian cancer?

Probably not: It is very common to have menstrual changes or irregularities for reproductive age women. While it is possible to develop ovarian cancer at any age, it is exceedingly uncommon for reproductive age women to present with ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Is it ovarian cancer bleeding look like a menstual period?

Is it ovarian cancer bleeding look like a menstual period?

Ovary CA & bleeding: Ovarian cancer does not usually cause abnormal uterine bleeding. If you have a mass and abnormal uterine bleeding, you need to get an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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Made an appointment for prolonged period, what if it ends before the appointment should i still keep it. Mom died of ovarian cancer.

Made an appointment for prolonged period, what if it ends before the appointment should i still keep it. Mom died of ovarian cancer.

Get PAP and HPV: You may do a home pregnancy test. If you do it correctly and it is negative at 7-10 days after the missed period, you would unlikely to be pregnant and may not need to see your doctor as an urgent manner. However, it would be a good idea to see the doctor, establish a baseline observation about your health, get a PAP smear and get HPV vaccination. ...Read more

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I have had my period 3 times in the last 6 weeks is this normal? Had biopsy 6 months ago for ovarian cancer. Is this related maybe?

I have had my period 3 times in the last 6 weeks is this normal?  Had biopsy 6 months ago for ovarian cancer. Is this related maybe?

Irergular periods : Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. This is not related to a biopsy. Are you sure it was to rule out ovarian cancer? That does not sound right. ...Read more

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Been on my period on n off for 2 weeks now i have immediate family history of ovarian cancer. I am concerned should i make an appointment?

Been on my period on n off for 2 weeks now i have immediate family history of ovarian cancer. I am concerned should i make an appointment?

Below: It would be best to make an apt, get a gyn exam, and get an accurate DX. You are correct to be concerned with your family history, and even though the period irregularity is probably due to anovulation, the reassurance you will receive will be great. ...Read more

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I got my period 16 days ago and I got it again today! This is the third time this has happened. I'm 43 and usually regular.Grandma died ovarian cancer?

I got my period 16 days ago and I got it again today! This is the third time this has happened. I'm 43 and usually regular.Grandma died ovarian cancer?

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including age (if approaching menopause?), nutrition, illness, exercise (or lack of it), body girth, psychological well-being, stress, season, or simple fluctuations of other related hormones (thyroid for example). U should see a GYN. ...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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Is missing a period a sign of ovarian cancer?

Is missing a period a sign of ovarian cancer?

No: Irregular periods are not a symptom one usually associates with ovarian cancer. If you missed a period then start with a home pregnancy test. If negative an Obgyn can evaluate you and offer options for menstrual cycle regulation. If you have other symptoms that make you concerned for cancer please address them with your doctor. ...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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Absent period for 5 months. I think I'm bloated.. but I can still eat and it's not uncomfortable. I have put on some weight. Ovarian cancer possible?

Absent period for 5 months. I think I'm bloated.. but I can still eat and it's not uncomfortable. I have put on some weight. Ovarian cancer possible?

Not likely: See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/risk-factors/con-20028096. You are not at a typical age for this type of cancer. ...Read more

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My period normally lasts 5 days. I'm now on day 10 with light flow and starting to get concerned. I had ovarian cancer 10 yrs ago and 1 ov. Removed. ?

My period normally lasts 5 days. I'm now on day 10 with light flow and starting to get concerned. I had ovarian cancer 10 yrs ago and 1 ov. Removed. ?

See your doctor: It is unusual to have had Cancer if you only had one ovary removed. Regardless, it's important that you follow up with your oncologist and GYN surgeon ASAP ...Read more

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I'm 28, what's the symptoms of ovarian cancer. I'm paranoid i've got it. I have period pains for no reason?

I'm 28, what's the symptoms of ovarian cancer. I'm paranoid i've got it. I have period pains for no reason?

Period pains: Menstrual cramps are dull, throbbing, or cramping pains in the lower abdomen -- are very common, and do not imply cancer. They often precede menstrual periods and dissipate monthly. Intensity varies. Ovarian cancer symptoms are non specific, including abdominal pressure or fullness, bloating, pain, changes in bowel and urinary habits, etc. http://tinyurl.com/kvkak3q see your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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for 4 months -very light period but some days before - excessively bloated, i am 47 brests swollen 2d before period do i risk to have ovarian cancer ?

 for 4 months -very light period but some days before - excessively bloated, i am 47 brests swollen 2d before period do i risk to have ovarian cancer ?

All women have...: some risk, 1-2% in a lifetime. It increases after age 60 & in women with a FH of ovarian cancer or who've never given birth. Most of your symptoms are from pre-menopausal hormone changes. Ovarian Ca may cause abdominal bloating but so can many other conditions. A pelvic exam and ultrasound & a blood test called CA-125 are reasonable screening tests if you're particularly worried. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I got a tube ligation last year and i haven't gotten my period in 2 months 2 weeks and 2 day's and I have ovarian cancer symptoms i'm 30 is it possib?

I got a tube ligation last year and i haven't gotten my period in 2 months 2 weeks and 2 day's and I have ovarian cancer symptoms i'm 30 is it possib?

It is possible: There could be many causes of amenorrhea (no periods) and pelvic pain. It is possible to have premature menopause (menopause at less than 35 years old). When you had your tubal ligation, the ovaries would have been visualized and most likely appeared normal. Your pain may be due to adhesions from the tubal (abnormal scarring). ...Read more

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Period is now finished and still feel bloated and keep checking everyone says I look normal but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could it be in myhead?

Period is now finished and still feel bloated and keep checking everyone says I look normal but I'm obsessed with ovarian cancer could it be in myhead?

In head: Malignancy in an ovary is essentially asymptomatic. Only when it metastasizes to omentum, the fat pad of the transverse colon does symptoms appear as an upper abdominal mass and secondarily the production of ascites which could produce swelling and a bloated feeling. A scan of the abdomen can resolve the issue ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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