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Signs Of Ovarian Cancer In The Stool
Mother has ovarian cancer. What can cause her to also have bowel blockage and can't pass any stool, to feel very week, and have high calcium level?
Small bowel obstruct: Small bowel obstruction is seen frequently in patients following initial treatment for ovarian cancer. Any surgery or cancer in the peritoneum can give rise to fibrous strands called adhesions which can "strangle" the small bowel causing bowel blockage. Because of the decreased nutrition, this can also lead to a feeling of weakness. The elevated calcium may not be related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Minimal: Early on, few if any signs. As the cancer progresses, one may feel abd / pelvic pain, bloating, constipation, urinary frequency or pain, early satiety (feeling full too soon when eating), fatigue, menstrual pains, painful intercourse. Hard to detect from signs alone.. if several of these signs are present, see your doctor.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: Are you 19 or 31? Either way ovarian cancer is rare except in brca mutation carriers and even then is quite early. Not sure what you mean by "all the signs". Ovarian cancer seldom presents early, symptoms are usually a sign of advanced disease. I advise you visit your gyn and get a good examination. Hope it is nothing serious. ...Read more
Extreme rare: Ovarian cancer is so rare in teens that I hesitate to even say there are symptoms that are common to it, because it just never happens. If it did ever occur, symptoms would be similar to those of older women developing it. If you know of a teen having pelvic or abdominal symptoms of some sort, I would bet any amount of money it has a different cause than ovarian cancer and the should see doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Almost all test and imaging studies have false positive and false negative results. Early ovarian cancer is particularly difficult to detect as the normal ovary often has cystic changes and varies in size during the reproductive period. Having said that, transvaginal ultrasound is a useful and perhaps the best test for detecting ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bloating,pelvic pain: Some identifiable symptoms do exist for ovarian cancer, even in the early stages. The most common of these are: bloating, pelvic or bominal pain trouble eating or feeling full quickly urinary symptoms, such as frequent feelings of needing to go. these symptoms such are, of course, common & occur with any number of ailments. When they last for more than a few weeks, they should see their doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Non Specific symptom: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific. They often mimic other common conditions. These may include: abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating, pelvic discomfort or pain, persistent indigestion, gas or nausea, changes in bowel habits, such as constipation, changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, and low back pain. ...Read more
Abdominal distention: Good news...Ovarian cancer is very rare. Bad news...Ovarian cancer does not cause any symptoms until the later stages. It is uncommon to diagnose someone with ovarian cancer at an early stage. Most women with ovarian cancer will complain of a decrease in appetite and abdominal bloating or distention. At present there are no good screening tests for ovarian cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ovarian Cancer: Some types of ovarian cancer spread widely in the peritoneal cavity, which may occasionally involve the stomach leading to decreased mobility (paresis). But this would be a highly unlikely INITIAL symptom of ovarian cancer, and so it alone would not warrant expensive further study to rule that possibility out. ...Read more
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