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Doctor insights on: Ovarian Cancer Symptoms And Pelvic Swelling

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How come ovarian cancer symptoms present like GI problems?

How come ovarian cancer symptoms present like GI problems?

See below: There is probably not a good answer. Ovarian cancer does not have specific symptoms and causes vague abdominal symptoms that are similar to GI symptoms. See this site for more info about ovarian cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001891/. ...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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What are ovarian cancer symptoms?

What are ovarian cancer symptoms?

None at first: Sadly, there is no screening for ovarian cancer and by the time it causes symptoms, it is often advanced. Abdominal swelling, pain, intestinal obstruction, or shortness of breath can happen in those cases. If you have a strong family history of cancer (any kind) please discuss risk reduction methods with an expert in cancer genetics. ...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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Heavy periods, bleeding between periods, dull cramping everyday, low back pain. Could it be Ovarian Cancer ? Symptoms not normal for me

Heavy periods, bleeding between periods, dull cramping everyday, low back pain. Could it be Ovarian Cancer ? Symptoms not normal for me

Discuss with doctor: There are lots of treatment options you can discuss with your doctor. Lysteda is a nonhormone medication designed for heavy periods. Some benefit from birth control pills, patch or nuvaring. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can stop your period in some cases. Consider an endometrial ablation such as genesys hta if you are done having children. These can be done in the safely and comfortably in the office. ...Read more

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Is one sided pelvic pain symptom of ovarian cancer?

Is one sided pelvic pain symptom of ovarian cancer?

Probably not: There are many causes for one-sided pelvic pain, and it depends on which side. Ovarian cysts, endometriosis, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease, urinary stones, pelvic infections, and even simple constipation can cause this. A healthcare provider needs to ask you more questions and examine you. Unless you have risk factors for ovarian cancer, it's low on my list of causes. So go in! ...Read more

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Are symptoms such as persistent pelvic pain, bloating, etc a sign of ovarian cancer?

Are symptoms such as persistent pelvic pain, bloating, etc a sign of ovarian cancer?

May be: There are no specific signs of ovarian cancer. The symptoms you mentioned are associated with ovarian cancer, but then theses symptoms are also present in lots of people without ovarian cancer. See this site for information on this subject. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/symptoms/con-20028096 ...Read more

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Free fluid in pelvic? Fibroids are present. Many symptoms of ovarian cancer.Dr in 2 days

Free fluid in pelvis: Is often associated with fibroids . Ovarian cancer has no symptoms. Just relaxe. Live today tomorrow is another day. Good luck. ...Read more

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Worried about ovarian cancer.Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side.Weight gain.Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Worried about ovarian cancer.Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side.Weight gain.Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Ovarian cancer: It sounds like you have been very ill. Ovarian cancer is silent until a later stage. Your symptoms are very concerning. You should call your ob/gyn doctor and get an appointment within the next week. ...Read more

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Who should do a pelvic exenteration if I am told it should be done for ovarian cancer?

Pelvic exenteration: If you are told you need a pelvic exenteration for ovarian cancer, a gynecologic oncologic would do the surgery. This most likely means that you have disease involving your rectum and that a posterior exenteration (removal of uterus, part of vagina and rectum) is needed to render you disease free at the time of surgery, good luck! ...Read more

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I had ovarian cancer a year ago. I have been healthy since but I am having pressure and pain in my pelvic region for a week could it be cyst or cancer?

Very possible,,,: This is rare in women your age and if surgery was done and it was all removed, there should be no recurrence, but if it wasn't all removed, it can certainly recur and would likely need surgery again with chemotherapy. You'd be we'll advised to see your doctor for at least a follow up exam and for evaluation on this important issue. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Docs, could a pelvic ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Docs, could a pelvic ultrasound detect ovarian cancer?

Possibly.: A pelvic ultrasound could give valuable information regarding anatomic abnormalities in the ovaries (changes in size / shape and cystic versus solid nature of mass lesions). Us is a common test in the initial workup of gynecologic tumors. In order to prove a diagnosis of malignancy, cells or fluid or tissue would need to be sampled from the ovary or pelvis or abdomen and then studied in a lab. ...Read more

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If pelvic pain is going away could it still be ovarian cancer?

Yes: Early curable, stages ovarian caners are pain less , and a compelling reason to see the gyn doctor on regular basis , for examination, possible sonography, unfortunately there is no blood test ( tumor markers ) that detects early ovarian cancer, a silent killer of woman ...Read more

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It was just a checkup, pelvic ok. Could I still have ovarian cancer?

It was just a checkup, pelvic ok. Could I still have ovarian cancer?

Possible: Why do you ask? A small or early ovarian cancer may be missed on pelvic examination. It would be better to address this with your doctor and explain the reasons for your concern. ...Read more

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What does pelvic pain from ovarian cancer feel like? Is it severe or mild?

Can be either: Ovarian cancer may be relatively asymptomatic until advanced. Some early symptoms can be bloating, pelvic pressure, urinary frequency, difficulty eating and feeling full quickly. More advanced ovarian cancer can cause severe pelvic/ abdominal pain, shortness of breath and even formation of venous blood clots. If you are concerned at all, please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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Does a normal pelvic exam rule out ovarian cancer?

Does a normal pelvic exam rule out ovarian cancer?

Pelvic exam: A good pelvic exam by a seasoned professional can often pick up abnormalities. However, if a cancer is very small it may not be discovered in a routine pelvic exam. An ultrasound can pick up small lesions. Speak with your doctor. ...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


Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A typically silend cancer which ...Read more