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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. ...Read more

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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


Dr. Scott Shapiro
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Bloating Or Fullness (Definition)

Abdominal bloating is a symptom in which a person feels his tummy has a lot of water or air in it. Bloating also causes one to feel nauseas and not have much appetite. ...Read more