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My sister is 16 yrs old. She has frequent urination, missed periods and abdominal bloating. Ovarian cancer? These symptoms will not go away.

My sister is 16 yrs old. She has frequent urination, missed periods and abdominal bloating. Ovarian cancer?  These symptoms will not go away.

Need to be seen: Assuming she is not pregnant (and a home pregnancy test is inexpensive and accurate), a physical exam and possibly an ultrasound should help with the diagnosis. Cancer is unusual but not impossible in a 16 y/o, but non cancer cysts in the ovaries and many other disorders can give similar symptoms.

Dr. Barry Rosen
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How is ovarian cancer found? Do many teens have it? Im nervous because i have very abnormal cycles & abdominal bloating sometimes.

How is ovarian cancer found? Do many teens have it? Im nervous because i have very abnormal cycles & abdominal bloating sometimes.

Ovarian cancer rates: The incidence of pediatric ovarian neoplasms is 2.6 per 100,000 girls. Approximately 2% of all ovarian cancers occur in female patients aged less than 25 years. Diagnosis is confirmed with blood tests and abdominal ultrasounds.

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I have problems with abdominal bloating. I eat healthy, exercise regularly, drink plenty. I've been tested for intolerances & ovarian cancer. Help?!

I have problems with abdominal bloating. I eat healthy, exercise regularly, drink plenty. I've been tested for intolerances & ovarian cancer. Help?!

Glad to see: That your doc is helping you along. A test for food sensitivities that tests for about 99 different things may be helpful. Great plains lab has one; i'm not connected w/them for sales, etc. Standard lab tests often give a yes or no to wheat, dairy, etc. This will tell you levels of sensitivity which is very useful. Also, pancreatic enzymes may be low. Peace and good health.

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Are symptoms such as persistent pelvic pain, bloating, etc a sign of ovarian cancer?

Are symptoms such as persistent pelvic pain, bloating, etc a sign of ovarian cancer?

May be: There are no specific signs of ovarian cancer. The symptoms you mentioned are associated with ovarian cancer, but then theses symptoms are also present in lots of people without ovarian cancer. See this site for information on this subject. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/symptoms/con-20028096

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Been having ab. discomfort some bloating and stomachache. Had Transvag ultsnd and found 1.5cm foll. Cyst. Can this be ovarian cancer? Dr isnt worried

Been having ab. discomfort some bloating and stomachache. Had Transvag ultsnd and found 1.5cm foll. Cyst. Can this be ovarian cancer? Dr isnt worried

Cancer Unlikely: Small cysts in the ovary are a normal occurrence and are not an indication of cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Not known: Bloating is a non-specific symptom. While it may occur with ovarian cancer, it occurs far more often without it. You may wish to consult this site for symptoms of ovarian cancer. Please keep in mind that none of the symptoms are diagnostic. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/basic_info/symptoms.htm

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Why/how does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Why/how does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Ca Ovary, bloating: Hello ~ from the word bloating, I am assuming you mean increase in abdominal size,or enlargement of the belly.If that is what you mean, it usually occurs in Stage 4 of the disease and it is due to peritoneal fluid increase (ascites) and from direct spread from the ovary to the peritoneum. Ca Ovary too often presents at this stage which is hopeless. Annual checks to MD can avoid this.thx

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What could lead to bloating with ovarian cancer?

What could lead to bloating with ovarian cancer?

How does that matter: A growing tumor in the belly is bound to produce some local fullness, swelling and discomfort as it gets bigger.

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If you have ovarian cancer how often do you have bloating ?

If you have ovarian cancer how often do you have bloating ?

Bloating: Bloating is one of the 4 common symptoms of ovarian cancer. It can either be constant or intermittent.

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Are pain and bloating enough signs to get tested for ovarian cancer?

Are pain and bloating enough signs to get tested for ovarian cancer?

It depends.: Pain and bloating can be signs of ovarian cancer, but they can be just from a painful period. Ovarian cancer would be more likely in older women, like 40+ years, and most likely in women 70+ years. Other tests, like pelvic exam, ca-125, and transvaginal ultrasound would be needed.

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What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

Several causes: Fluid build-up (called ascites) in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) can lead to bloating. Tumor cells lining the intestinal tract and other organs can also lead to bloating.

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Is intermittent bloating(i.E no bloating upon waking and bloated by evening) symptom of ovarian cancer?

Probably not: Probably more of a digestion issue but as always reccomend follow up with your doctor for evaluation.

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Would diagnostic laparoscopy find ovarian cancer if there was any? I've had one, and ultrasounds and a colonoscopy but no cause for bloating found

Usually: Yes provided the ovaries were readily visible and you had a thorough laparoscopy.. Bloating is often caused by excessive fiber along with inadequate fluids and all of the exams you had would all be negative. Try modifying your diet, cut out caffeine and drink 80-100 oz of fluids per day for 10-15 days. Simethicone and charcoal tablets may also help as will probiotics.

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I have constant bloating pressure from left hip have IBS dr reckon just a flair up could that be right I am worried about ovarian cancer ?

I have constant bloating pressure from left hip have IBS dr reckon just a flair up could that be right 

I am worried about ovarian cancer 
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IBS: Do you have IBS or IBD? There is a difference. Ovarian cancer is not very common, but if you have family history of it, or of breast cancer in first generation family members, you will want to check with your gynecologist for regular exams. Do you have bowel movement changes that point more to colonic issues? An exam by your primary MD and some bloodwork if warranted would be a first step.

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Worried about ovarian cancer.Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side.Weight gain.Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Worried about ovarian cancer.Severe fatigue 6 mos.8 weeks severe pelvic pain left side.Weight gain.Bloating & gurgling on left side & bladder symptoms.

Ovarian cancer: It sounds like you have been very ill. Ovarian cancer is silent until a later stage. Your symptoms are very concerning. You should call your ob/gyn doctor and get an appointment within the next week.

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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.

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.

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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