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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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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing, cramping, aching, ...Read more


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I have persistent pelvic pain and just had uterine ablation, and still bleeding after I had surgery.?

Not normal: Endometrial ablations are great procedures for women that have heavy menses in the abscence of other diagnosis. Some bleeding and some cramping is expected for approximately 4 weeks after the procedure. If the uterus containd large fiboids, or if there is a septum there is a higher chance of failure. Also, women with endometriosis or adenomyosis may experience more pain after an ablation. ...Read more

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Severe persistent pelvic pain and pain in left ovary. Nausea and fatigue constantly, even when not during menstrual cycle. I have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD.?

Severe persistent pelvic pain and pain in left ovary. Nausea and fatigue constantly, even when not during menstrual cycle. I have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD.?

Pelvic pain: Severe pelvic pain cannot be localized to the ovary, but could be due to other organs or tissues. If you have had severe pelvic pain for a few days, call your doc or go to the ER. If this has been going on for a week, and you have no vomiting, fever, or worsening, call your doc to get seen as soon as possible to discover the cause. ...Read more

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Can PGAD persistent genital arousal disorder cause groin & pelvic pain & feelings of something sharpe &pressure & feelings similar to hernias? Help!!!

Very rare: Persistent genital arousal disorder is extremely rare. All other causes should be ruled out before a doctor determines you have this rare and until recently unknown disorder. Because it is so rare it is hard to explain what variations of symptoms one confirmed case might have over another. ...Read more

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Tsh/prolactin/cbc "normal" ranges. Period is light flow/very dark and thick. Persistent low fever, body/head pain, pelvic pain. What could it be?

Tsh/prolactin/cbc "normal" ranges. Period is light flow/very dark and thick. Persistent low fever, body/head pain, pelvic pain. What could it be?

Febrile illness: These symptoms are non-specific and without a full detailed history, physical exam and perhaps labs and imaging studies if indicated, it is impossible to make a diagnosis. Suggest you see your doctor ASAP. This sounds potentially quite serious. Best. ...Read more

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What can cause pelvic pain?

What can cause pelvic pain?

Many reasons: Your pelvis has many organs in it;s vicinity. Uterus, tubes, ovaries, bowel, bladder and spine. Pathology in any of these can cause pain. Pelvic varicosities leading to pelvic congestion can cause pain too. ...Read more

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I have a lot of pelvic pain?

I have a lot of pelvic pain?

C a gynecologist: Whether female or male, the question is too general to even guess. I'll take the rest of 400 characters to mention 2 key principles of medicine. For the knowledgable experienced doc, the DX or next specific step is in the doc's questions & and patient's answers. Second, pain is subjective for that one pt, it is otherwise unmeasurable, except within the docs mind that is listening and seeing pt. ...Read more

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How does a dr workup pelvic pain?

How does a dr workup pelvic pain?

Varies: The evaluation starts with a complete history, followed by an appropriate exam, then additional studies and tests are considered (blood work, cultures, biopsies, ultrasounds, ct scan, etc). ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get pelvic pain?

Do a lot of people get pelvic pain?

Pelvic Pain Common: Continuing the differential list.... Urinary bladder interstitial cystitis, pelvic inflammatory disease, scarring, an old fall with sacral or coccyx injury, childbirth, stepping off a curb funny, jamming on the brake pedal at impact, hip pain, sacroiliac pain, sexually transmitted diseases, hormone imbalances, dryness, prolapsed organs, painful sex... Men: prostatitis... You get the idea. See a dr. ...Read more

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What can I do about my pelvic pain?

Get evaluated: Pelvic pain could be cyclic or noncyclic. Could be from Gynecologic origin or from non gyn origin or a combination of conditions. If the pain has lasted more than 6 months then we called it chronic pelvic pain. Since the pelvis harbours multiple organs, ie bladder/uterus/tubes/ovaries/bowel/muscles/joints/etc, it is important that all the potential culprits be evaluated. ...Read more

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How can you address bad pelvic pain?

How can you address bad pelvic pain?

See your doctor.: Usually we do a physical exam, followed by ultrasound, then laparoscopy if needed. Pain could be due to fibroids, ovarian cysts, or endometriosis. ...Read more

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What could be causing my pelvic pain?

What could be causing my pelvic pain?

Multiple factors: The most common cause is endometriosis which presents as severe pain with menses and intercourse. You can also have painful bladder syndrome, urinary urgency/frequency/pain with full bladder/ negative urine cultures. Pelvic floor muscle spasm will cause sharp shooting pain and a sensation like something is falling out or maybe a fullness sensation in the vagina specially when sitting. Among others ...Read more

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What are common causes of pelvic pain?

Many.: A long list of abnormalities can cause pain. Common causes would include endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic infections, ovarian cysts, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis, adenomyosis, or vulvodynia. ...Read more

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What can be the causes for pelvic pain?

Many: Infection, Inflammation, Masses, Growths, Scar Tissue, Muscle Spasms, Nerve Disorder, Back Disorders, Medical Conditions.....There are so many causes. I recommend further evaluation and testing. Check out pelvicpain. Org ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have pelvic pain?

What does it mean if I have pelvic pain?

Multiple causes: Pelvic pain is certainly not uncommon. Episodic pelvic pain associated with ovulation and/or menstruation is exceedingly common. Less common is chronic pelvic pain associated with endometriosis, pelvic adhesions, or persistent ovarian cysts. Progressive pelvic pain that worsens with time and occurs with the period, with sex, and / or with bowel movements is frequently due to endometriosis. ...Read more

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Pelvic pain, will it resolve on it's own?

Impossible to say: It if is a recent onset - then very likely. If it has gone on for many years, then probably not. If it persists, then an evaluation with doctor and exam, imaging, lab testing may be helpful to determine cause and treat it. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose pelvic pain problems?

How do you diagnose pelvic pain problems?

History and exam: A thorough history and examination often gives us clues. An ultrasound exam gives additional information though some common causes, like endometriosis and pelvic adhesions, may not be visible on ultrasound. Sometimes a trial of treatment helps establish a diagnosis. For some diseases, the only way to make a definitive diagnosis is through a laparoscopy. ...Read more

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