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I've heard that one of the side effects of thyroid meds is ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer and on the minor scale, hair loss. Is this true?

I've heard that one of the side effects of thyroid meds is ovarian cancer, as well as breast cancer and on the minor scale, hair loss. Is this true?

No: I assume you mean synthroid/levothyroxin for thyroid replacement therapy. This is just a synthetic thyroid hormone for those who cannot make it in their own thyroid. This does not cause cancer. Typically, a low functioning thyroid will cause hair loss, not therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Bauman
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Hair Loss (Definition)

Hair loss, otherwise known as alopecia, can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles or fungal infections. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic (or androgenic) alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head first thins and then falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called ...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 days 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 days 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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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

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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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What are common ovarian cancer symptoms?

Variable: Abdominal distension, abdominal pain and bloating are the most common symptoms. ...Read more

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

Heavy periods, bleeding between periods, dull cramping every day, 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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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 then you will not have to worr ...Read more

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I have pubic bone pain and urinary frequency. Doctor ordered a transvaginal ultrasound that came back clear. Could it be ovarian cancer? (age28, brca)

I have pubic bone pain and urinary frequency. Doctor ordered a transvaginal ultrasound that came back clear. Could it be ovarian cancer? (age28, brca)

Probably not: It is very unlikely to have ovarian cancer at 28yo. A negative ultrasound doesn't necessarily rule it out but is a good indicator that the ovaries are ok at this time. If you are brca positive, then you should have an ultrasound and ca125 test every 6 months which may help a little but even better is to remove ovaries once you have completed your family. ...Read more

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Is pubic hair loss a medical symptom?

Is pubic hair loss a medical symptom?

It may: It depends on the cause of the hair loss. It can be a medical condition eg. Alopecia areata. It would have to be evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I suffer from pubic hair loss which STD cause this.

I suffer from pubic hair loss which STD cause this.

Pubic hair: Your hair loss may not be due to an STD, but rather may be due to an endocrine proble involving your pititary or thyroid gland. See a gynecological endocrinologist ...Read more

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Stds/ herpes neg. What would cause vaginal or pubic hair loss?

Stds/ herpes neg. What would cause vaginal or pubic hair loss?

Specific Hair Loss: This is usually caused by a fungal infection. There is absolutely no std that would have such a symptom. ...Read more

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Can an ovarian cyst cause high wbc that I have loss appetite And feeling fuller. Really worried about ovarian cancer no other symptoms?

Can an ovarian cyst cause high wbc that I have loss appetite And feeling fuller. Really worried about ovarian cancer no other symptoms?

Vague symptoms: Ovarian cysts and early ovarian cancer don't generally increase the white count. A Tubo-Ovarian Abcess or Ovarian Torsion can increase the white count but are usually associated with severe pain. Ovarian Cancer is fairly silent initially but then can have vague, non-specific symptoms. See a Gyn yearly and discuss your concerns. Imaging of your ovaries will usually rule-out ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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I have every symptom of ovarian cancer. 10 day periods, pain w/ sex, weight loss, bloating, anemia, bad sharp cramps, sore boobs, but I'm only 25?

Are you sure?: This doesn't sound like ovarian cancer to me. This sounds like you are going on line and trying to diagnose yourself. Go to a doctor and find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Could an ovarian cyst be cancerous, or be a sign to ovarian cancer? Also, have massive weight loss, fatigue, lack of appetite. And severe stomach pain.

Ovarian cysts: By your symptoms, it sounds like you need to see your gyn doctor. I you are not getting an answer you find acceptable, it is not wrong to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Why does ovarian cancer cause the symptom of feeling full quickly?

Why does ovarian cancer cause the symptom of feeling full quickly?

Fluid or ascites: Ovarian cancer is notorious for making fluid in the belly by irritating the lining of the organs (its like a cling wrap around the organs-known as peritoneum). As the cancer grows, there is more fluid which presses on the stomach and other organs and gives a feeling of bloating and early satiety. ...Read more

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Can you help? Could symptoms of ovarian cancer come and go and get better sometimes?

Possibly: Most symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague--bloating, early satiety, feeling of fullness. Other symptoms include feeling "gassy" or changes in bladder or bowel symptoms. Occasionally pain may also be present. Symptoms which are new, are felt with increasing frequency or severity should be explored with your physician. ...Read more

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Once you experience the symptoms of ovarian cancer, it's already in the advanced stage?

Once you experience the symptoms of ovarian cancer, it's already in the advanced stage?

Not necessarily.: It is true that ovarian cancer can frequently progress significantly before any symptoms are experienced. However, a significant proportion of patients can feel abdominal fullness/bloating, urinary urgency, and/or abdominal pain. One difficulty in using these symptoms to diagnose ovarian cancer is that they are not very specific to this disease. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is shallow cough a possible symptom of ovarian cancer?

Hoping you can tell me, is shallow cough a possible symptom of ovarian cancer?

Not very likely: Cough is rarely the only symptom of ovarian cancer. Most patients will have symptoms of bloating and swelling of the abdomen. Only in late stages can the cancer go to the lungs where it can cause cough and shortness of breath. ...Read more

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I feel bloated but don't look it this all started after reading symptoms of ovarian cancer could I imagine the symptoms?alway obsessed with cancer

I feel bloated but don't look it this all started after reading symptoms of ovarian cancer could I imagine the symptoms?alway obsessed with cancer

Repeat questioner: You're to be commended for your courage in sharing your fears. The next step is to conquer them. You've asked at least four times beforehand, been reassured, and acknowledged your fears are unrealistic. Your physician will double-check you -- perhaps showing you an imaging study -- and you can get control of your thoughts back from a psychiatrist or other specialist. Please do this. Be brave. ...Read more

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Symptom of ovarian cancer is enlarged ovary is that do to masses or can cancer just xause ovary to enlarge?

Symptom of ovarian cancer is enlarged ovary is that do to masses or can cancer just xause ovary to enlarge?

Ovarian mass: Oarian cancer is a solid cancer which means- some sort of mass/es would be there in ovary that is going to cause the increase size of the ovary. Ovary can also enlarge due to other benign condition such as simple cyst/physiologic cysts, polycystic disease etc. Especially at child bearing age, cysts would come and go, and majority of those cysts would be benign. So, close f/u of cyst is needed. ...Read more

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Should a GYN do a biopsy to diagnose endometriosis? My Dr didn't do a biopsy and I'm concerned my symptoms are ovarian cancer.

Should a GYN do a biopsy to diagnose endometriosis? My Dr didn't do a biopsy and I'm concerned my symptoms are ovarian cancer.

Clarify plan: In order to do a biopsy to confirm Endometriosis your doctor will need to perform a surgery to allow entry into your abdominal cavity. This is called a laparoscopy. An endometrial biopsy can be done in the office but this samples the lining of the uterus and is not form endometriosis. If you are concerned about ovarian cancer then please see an Obgyn to clarify the symptoms and the evaluation plan ...Read more

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Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Most people do not have symptoms until advanced stages but if symptoms occur, they may include bloating, pain, early satiety (feeling full after a few bites) or change in urinary symptoms. So, yes back pain is a possible symptom. ...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 these 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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Does ovarian cancer have symptoms in its early stages?

Does ovarian cancer have symptoms in its early stages?

Ovarian cancer: In early stages ovarian cancer has no symptoms whatsoever. That's why is so hard to diagnose it, untill it is really advance. It is a cornerstone for gyn oncologyst which are working really hard to find a screening test for ovarian cancer. The symptoms of fullness, wight loss, bloating appear when cancer spread already to the bowells. ...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


Dr. Emily Altman
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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more