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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Ovarian Cancer In Young Women

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Im 19years old and have had all the signs of ovarian cancer. How could I have it so young?

Im 19years old and have had all the signs of ovarian cancer. How could I have it so young?

?: 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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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 the signs of ovarian cancer in a young teenager?

What are the signs of ovarian cancer in a young teenager?

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

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What are the main signs of ovarian cancer?

What are the main signs of ovarian cancer?

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 more

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Would an ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound still miss signs of ovarian cancer?

Would an ultrasound and a transvaginal ultrasound still miss signs of ovarian cancer?

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 more

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Hi just checking for signs of ovarian cancer. I have sharp pain in my tailbone everytime I sit and my serum testosterone has come out high. Im 26 yr ?

Hi just checking for signs of ovarian cancer.  I have sharp pain in my tailbone everytime I sit and my serum testosterone has come out high. Im 26 yr ?

Very unlikely: Ovarian cancer is unlikely in person of less than 30 years of age.. If your symptoms persist, you should seek medical advice and get an examination by your doctor. Your serum Testosterone level has no relation to your symptoms and it doe snot mean much...why was it even checked? Tell us the full story. ...Read more

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What are ovarian cancer's most common signs?

What are ovarian cancer's most common signs?

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 more

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Could you potentially have ovarian cancer at a young age?

Could you potentially have ovarian cancer at a young age?

Yes: How young? The cancers in girls are usually different types than the more common epitehlial ovarian cancers that older adult women get. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are single women more prone to ovarian cancer?

I'm wondering why are single women more prone to ovarian cancer?

Estrogen : One theory is that that, assuming they don't get pregnant, there is no real break from the sustained exposure to estrogen that is associated with the non-pregnant state. Again, the assumption here is that non-single (heterosexually married) women are pregnant or "more pregnant" (e.g. higher likelihood of pregnancy) than their counterparts. ...Read more

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Have women in their twenties been diagnosed with ovarian cancer?

Yes: It is rare but it does happen. Usually it is a different type of cancer than what is seen in mature women. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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