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Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer After Menopause
Aunt and grt-grandma (dad's side) died of ovarian cancer. Both post-menopause (aunt 59, ggm late 60s), both had kids in 20s. Heredity or coincidence?
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
Hello, i am writing regarding my mom she has been on her period almost 11 she is 42 years old can it be pre-menopause or ovarian cancer?
Vaginal bleeding: Vaginal bleeding may be many things. It occurs in pre-menopause, because the periods get irregular around that time. It could also be other things in the uterus, endometrial hyperplasia or polyps or endometrial cancer. Ovarian cancer usually does not present this way. If she has not been seen by a GYN recently and this bleeding is new, she should make an appt to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had ovarian cancer at 31, on estratest hormone replacement for 20 yr dr wants me to stop med to naturally have menopause why and what can I expect?
52 year old, menopause 1 year, tennis ball size cyst on each ovary, ca 125 of 271. Is this ovarian cancer?
Don't know: The cysts are large, and your ca-125 is elevated, so a full-work-up is obviously indicated. X-ray studies may help, but biopsy/cyst drainage or even hysterectomy is certainly a possibility. You doctor can provide you with much more specific info than we can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I help with my wife's menopausal lack of sleep?Just finished chemo for ovarian cancer couple mo. Ago and had a hysterectomy back in march.
On hormone replacement therapy since hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do i need to end HRT for normal menopause age?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menopause occurs 1 year after the last time you had a period. However, when perimenopausal (the time leading up to your period stopping) you can have a # of sxs. Sxs may include waking up in the middle of the night sweating heavily; dryness of the vaginal tissue; irregularity of periods, hot flashes; mood swings & decreased interest in sex. In the us the ave age ...Read more
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