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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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Frequent urination, some pelvic pain & soreness right side, little nausea. Back pain but can't fully contribute as symptom. Scared of ovarian cancer?

Frequent urination, some pelvic pain & soreness right side, little nausea. Back pain but can't fully contribute as symptom. Scared of ovarian cancer?

Uti: The sudden onset would make me worry less about ovarian cancer but rather a UTI which by virtue of the pain and nausea, would make me worry about pyelonephritis although you did not say anything about fever. Go get evaluated and that should be the best way and the best thing for you. ...Read more

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I have tender breasts/bloating from ovulation until my period starts. Is this cycle related or ovarian cancer? Bloating has not returned this month.

No: This is very common in women and simply isn't a marker for ovarian cancer. Please accept my sympathy if you are having trouble dealing with an unfounded fear of ovarian cancer. Perhaps your physician can recommend ways to deal with this concern -- all of us have our minds play tricks on us. Be strong, brave, and discerning. ...Read more

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31 yo/f - dull vague aching/tenderness in hips/pelvic region (more right side) for over a week now. Could this be ovarian cancer? PCP said muscular

31 yo/f  - dull vague aching/tenderness in hips/pelvic region (more right side) for over a week now. Could this be ovarian cancer?  PCP said muscular

No: A primary ovarian cancer is hard to dx because mostly asymptomatic. When it spreads, it induces ascites from omentum. Then spreads to bowel where GI symptoms arise. Aching in hips and pelvic especially on moving is sign of musculo skeletal problem. A pelvic CAT scan can resolve issue, if at all needed. ...Read more

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Does ovulating cause crampy feeling? I have very irregular periods and worry about ovarian cancer- age 31

Does ovulating cause crampy feeling? I have very irregular periods and worry about ovarian cancer- age 31

OB/GYN consult: It sounds like you have some dysfunctional or abnormal uterine bleeding and dysmenorrhea. Talk with your specialist in OB/GYN. See the link for tests you may need. Do you have a family history of ovarian cancer? Weight loss? If not, probably not a reason to worry. There are many other causes of DUB that you can discuss with your OB/GYN. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000903.htm ...Read more

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34 years old pain in left ovary with frequent urination pain starts when i ovulate stops after cycle is over.Flow is lighter. Is this ovarian cancer?

34 years old pain in left ovary with frequent urination pain starts when i ovulate stops after cycle is over.Flow is lighter. Is this ovarian cancer?

Unlikely need tests: Ovarian cancer initial stages will not have any pain a reason for delayed diagnosis , you could have anything from endometriosis, adhesions , pelvic infections hormonal imbalance etc, you need to see your gyn doctor for tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I am having fertily issues atm would any of the test i will have show ovarian cancer? Has have low back pain indigestion on/off abdo tenderness+ weein

Need more info: Your symptoms are significant and warrant a visit to your OB/GYN now. A physical exam and maybe an ultrasound study are in order and would help answer your concerns. ...Read more

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Is bad ovulation pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

No: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are non-specific and pain would be a late symptom. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Beard
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Incontinence (Definition)

Incontinence denotes involuntary leaks of body wastes from urethra or anus; that from urethra is urinary incontinence, which may be classified as stress, urge, mixed (stress + urge), total, & overflow urinary incontinence, signifying its timing & specifics; that from anus is fecal incontinence, which may be urge, stress, total, etc. reflecting the ...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