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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?

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?

Likely coincidence: Hard to say, but the association is much stronger with first degree relatives (sisters, mothers, etc). Your history does not rule out a hereditary component, so make sure you let your primary care physician know. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 more

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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.

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.

By taking to the doc: Give support to her lack of sleep may be due to anxiety, due to her cancer, which is not unusual, speak to her may need medications. She may even need help, you may have to take her to a psychiatrist., it is part of treatment. ...Read more

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On hormone replacement therapy since hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do I need to end HRT for normal menopause age?

On hormone replacement therapy since hysterectomy at age 31 for ovarian cancer- now 50. Do I need to end HRT for normal menopause age?

Add progesterone: Estrogen continues to be made from the fat cells and adrenal glands so you need to be on natural Progesterone forever to balance the estrogen. It stimulates the p53 gene to protect you from cancers. ...Read more

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Had ovarian cancer at 31, on estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) hormone replacement for 20 yr dr wants me to stop med to naturally have menopause why and what can I expect?

Had ovarian cancer at 31, on estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) hormone replacement for 20 yr dr wants me to stop med to naturally have menopause why and what can I expect?

Ask your doctor: It is a good idea but your doctor should explain the risks and benefits of hormone replacment therapy (hrt). It is not a good idea to take hrt for life long as it can cause breast cancer. ...Read more

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For what reason might it be that oral contraceptive use decrease ovarian cancer only if the women isn't menopausal?

For what reason might it be that oral contraceptive use decrease ovarian cancer only if the women isn't menopausal?

The hypothesis is: That contraceptive hormones which block ovulation of reproductive age women seem (in epidemiological studies) to offer a reduced risk of certain types of ovarian cancers because they prevent the recurrent trauma/inflammation of follicular ruptures at ovulation. Since menopausal women no longer ovulate, these hormones are no longer protective. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer that show up early?

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer that show up early?

Not specific: Early ovarian cancer may cause abdominal discomfort, constipation or diarrhea, bloating, gas, indigestion, fatigue, or back pain. These symptoms are common with other medical problems, which is why ovarian cancer is often not diagnosed at an early stage. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?

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 more

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I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer and it does run in my family. But I do not have health insurance. What do I do?

I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer and it does run in my family. But I do not have health insurance. What do I do?

Obamacare will help: State or federal websites where you can go to buy insurance are called health insurance exchanges, or marketplaces. California's marketplace is called Covered California, and is where people can go to compare and select health plans offered by private companies, and to find out if they are eligible for Financial Aid to help afford the insurance. Meanwhile, go to a county Ob-Gyn clinic for an exam. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Had a blood test and it was negative and my scan turned out negative too. So what is the matter?

I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Had a blood test and it was negative and my scan turned out negative too. So what is the matter?

Ovarian cancer: More often than not, ovarian cancer does not have symptoms. If your scan and blood tests are negative, obviously one must consider other causes. If you separately list your symptoms here, we might be able to help. Even better might be a consult via HealthTap Prime or Healthtap Concierge. Whatever we can do to help. Good luck. ...Read more

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TVU results normal. And for the past 9months I have been experiencing many symptoms of Ovarian cancer. Should the TVU be reliable? (No cysts/mass)

TVU results normal. And for the past 9months I have been experiencing many symptoms of Ovarian cancer. Should the TVU be reliable? (No cysts/mass)

Yes: There are no specific symptoms of ovarian cancer. If TVU results are normal, you should not worry about ovarian cancer. You may consult this site for information on this topic: https://www. Cdc. Gov/cancer/ovarian/index. Htm
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Ultrasound last august was fine feel symptoms of ovarian cancer now. From experience, have you seen ovarian cancer develop to late stages in this span?

Ultrasound last august was fine feel symptoms of ovarian cancer now. From experience, have you seen ovarian cancer develop to late stages in this span?

Yes: Common for ovarian cancer to develop quickly. However, ovarian cancer is uncommon and is especially uncommon in a 22 year old. There could be other concerning diagnoses. Go see a doctor, but don't stress to much about ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What are common symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: The four most common symptoms of early ovarian cancer are pain, bloating, feeling full when trying to eat (satiety), and urinary changes. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What can be initial symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Non specific: 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

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Please explain what are some symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Please explain what are some symptoms of ovarian cancer?

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, or shortness of breath can happen in those cases. If you have strong family history for breast or ovarian ca, ask your gyn about risk assessment and genetic counseling. If the risk is high enough, a woman may benefit of preventative surgery. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have ovarian cancer? What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

How can I tell if I have ovarian cancer? What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Bloating: Bloating, pelvic pain, loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss, menstrual abnormalities are common symptoms of ovarian cancer. The most accurate screening test for women without symptoms is your annual gyn exam. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and how do I decipher them from ordinary problems?

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer, and how do I decipher them from ordinary problems?

With difficulty: Sadly, there is no screening for ovarian cancer and by the time it causes symptoms, it is usually advanced. Abdominal swelling, pain, or shortness of breath can happen. You are young and ovarian cancer is not very common but I would advise you get regular gyn exams and describe any symptom to your doc. Make sure he/she knows if there is breast or ovarian cancer history in your family. ...Read more

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Help please! Is anyone familiar with the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Vague symptoms: Ovarian cancer can be a silent disease or produce vague symptoms like bloating, indigestion, poor appetite and general abdominal discomfort or swelling or just plane heaviness. Any such symptoms should raise the suspicion to require a visit with a gynecologist for a check up with pelvic exam and other tests to confirm if there is any suspicion in first exams. ...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

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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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. Those for ovarian cysts?

What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. Those for ovarian cysts?

Worsenin vs sporadic: Symptoms of ovarian cysts which burst tend to be sporadic/cyclical. There may be intense sharp right or left lower abdominal/pelvic pain, occurring around 14 days after the first day of one's cycle. Other types of ovar. Cysts which grow and do not burst may behave similarly to ovarian ca (bloating, pain w/ sex, frequent urination, lower abd pressure).Tests may be done by doc to distinguish btwn the 2. ...Read more

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What would be the symptoms of ovarian cancer that has metastasized to the bladder?

What would be the symptoms of ovarian cancer that has metastasized to the bladder?

Several: There should be several symptoms. The principal ones could be pain in the pelvic area, feeling of fullness, and the major one would be blood in the urine. Please consult with your urologist or OB/GYN. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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27cm septated ovarian cyst, what percentage would it be cancerous? I've got all the typical symptoms of ovarian cancer See gyno on wed help please

27cm septated ovarian cyst, what percentage would it be cancerous? I've got all the typical symptoms of ovarian cancer See gyno on wed help please

Not likely cancer: Simple ovarian cysts (1) are rarely malignant, and (2) especially a huge ovarian cyst, such as this, is rarely malignant. The symptoms you call typical of ovarian cancer are simply the symptoms of a pelvic mass, not specific for cancer. ...Read more

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Hi a week ago I was diagnosed with a8 cm ovarian cyst but have been doing some online reading and I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer should I b?

Hi a week ago I was diagnosed with a8 cm ovarian cyst but have been doing some online reading and I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer should I b?

Stop doing this: If your radiologist is confident that this is not cancer, trust them. You may request reading by another radiologist. The symptoms of ovarian cancer are nonspecific and even spastic colon can be a ringer. Don't symptom-match using the internet. You will trouble yourself and not help your care in any way. Read up instead on what cysts really are. ...Read more

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Is there a specific test for ovarian cancer screening? What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Is there a specific test for ovarian cancer screening? What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

No good screen test: No good screening for ovarian cancer. It requires high awareness from the patient, low threshold of suspicion of md, multiple modalities to detect earlier case of cancer. Symptoms are not specific either that may include non specific lower abdominal pain, abdominal distention, nausea/vomiting, constipation, weight loss etc. However, when you do have symptoms usually the stage would be more advance. ...Read more

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I'm 28, what's the symptoms of ovarian cancer. I'm paranoid I've got it. I have period pains for no reason?

I'm 28, what's the symptoms of ovarian cancer. I'm paranoid I've got it. I have period pains for no reason?

Period pains: Menstrual cramps are dull, throbbing, or cramping pains in the lower abdomen -- are very common, and do not imply cancer. They often precede menstrual periods and dissipate monthly. Intensity varies. Ovarian cancer symptoms are non specific, including abdominal pressure or fullness, bloating, pain, changes in bowel and urinary habits, etc. Http://tinyurl. Com/kvkak3q see your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Varies / nonspecific: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are not specific and may include: abdominal pressure / fullness / bloating, pelvic discomfort / pain, persistent indigestion / gas / nausea, changes in bowel habits (such as constipation), changes in bladder habits, loss of appetite or quickly feeling full, increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist, lack of energy, and low back pain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Symptoms include bloating, pelvic pain, urinary urgency, and early satiety. Studies have found that symptoms occur in early stages in many women, but they are nonspecific. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Bloating, fullness: Unfortunately, ovarian cancer often causes vague symptoms which are often mild so the patient is not brought to medical attention until the cancer is advanced. Some symptoms can include bloating, changes in urinary or bowel habits, a feeling of fullness, and increased abdominal size. These symptoms are often present daily. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Non specific: 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

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What are some symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What are some symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Or none: One of the reasons that ovarian cancer has such a poor prognosis overall is that it usually does not cause symptoms and thus is not found until it has become fairly advanced and more difficult to treat. While it can cause vague spyoma as described most cases are asymptomatic until its had a chance to progress. If you have a concern or are at high risk genetically, talk to your md about screening. ...Read more

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Which are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Which are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Often none: One of the reasons that ovarian cancer has such a poor prognosis overall is that it usually does not cause symptoms and thus is not found until it has become fairly advanced and more difficult to treat. While it can cause vague spyoma as described most cases are asymptomatic until its had a chance to progress. If you have a concern or are at high risk genetically, talk to your md about screening. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

What are some symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

Initially asymptomat: The classic epitherlia ovarian cancer is aymptomatic until metastasis occurs. The primary site of spread is to omentum due to high TGF-B. This allows vascular permeability factor to produce extensive ascites and when spread to uterus occurs then vaginal bleeding may be seen ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Fullness in pelvis: It is a disease most common in post-menopausal women. Most common presenting complaint is a sense of fullness or bloating in the pelvis. ...Read more

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What are early symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What are early symptoms of ovarian cancer?

NONE: That is the reason to go for regular gyn visits. Abdominal symptoms appear in later stages unfortunately for detection of early ovarian cancers there is no blood test, only for late stages used to see the progress of disease (ca 125 CEA etc) only way to detect is regular gyn doctor visits, if needed sonogram, or laparoscopic examination. ...Read more

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What are the major symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What are the major symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Often none 'till lat: Ovarian cancer is usually asymptomatic until late in the disease. Then it may present with abdominal "bloating", sometimes pain, sometimes weight loss, sometimes with altered bowel or bladder function if these organs are involved by tumor as it spreads and grows. ...Read more

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What are all possible symptoms of ovarian cancer?

Many: Many symptoms are related to ovarian cancer and each person is different. Common symptoms are bloating and discomfort in your tummy, change in appetite, change in bms, sometimes abnormal bleeding. Late symptoms are swelling in your tummy. ...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

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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