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Can ovarian cancer cause pain in right side and hip?

Can ovarian cancer cause pain in right side and hip?

It might: A woman with ovarian cancer who develops new side or hip pain should notify her oncologist. Ovarian cancer can cause such pain if it has spread to the bones or is growing near the kidney or the muscles of the abdominal wall. It is rare for isolated hip or side pain to be the first symptom of ovarian cancer. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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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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Are lower back pain and testicular cancer related?

Are lower back pain and testicular cancer related?

Usually not: Testcular cancer may spread to the lymph nodes of the back but this is seldom painful. It seldom metastasizes to the bone. Your question is important and should be moot -- if there's a testicular mass it needs to be investigated, if a person has been treated for testicular cancer, low back pain isn't the normal way a recurrence presents. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal and back pain which moves around, intermittent and sharp. Terrified of pancreatic cancer. Please help. Would pain from cancer move?

Upper abdominal and back pain which moves around, intermittent and sharp. Terrified of pancreatic cancer. Please help. Would pain from cancer move?

Need for examination: Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to diagnose. There are many causes of abdominal pain and it is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining you and may be performing imaging study. Please see your doctor for a proper evaluation, . ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts ever cause upper left quadrant pain in addition to lower quadrant pain?

Depends on size: I suppose if the cyst were extremely large filling the abdomen then pain could be in the upper left quadrant. That is not a very common finding. ...Read more

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I have a ovarian cyst on left ovary ER found. Late pariod, pelvic pain and stomach pain. Back pain, sever nausea and fatigue. Gastro issues. Cancer?

I have a ovarian cyst on left ovary  ER found. Late pariod, pelvic pain and stomach pain. Back pain, sever nausea and fatigue. Gastro issues. Cancer?

Ovarian cyst: Probably not cancer but need to follow up with your gynecologist. May be endometriosis or another problem. Cyst could be twisting (ovarian torsion). I assume that they did a pregnancy test and it was negative . Otherwise that could also cause your issues. ...Read more

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What can cause left flank pain and pain under left ribs at the front, especially on lying down. History of ulcerative colitis and breast cancer.

What can cause left flank pain and pain under left ribs at the front, especially on lying down. History of ulcerative colitis and breast cancer.

Could be almost: Anything, from kidney stones to shingles to axacerbation of your uc. You need a doctor to figure this out for you. Go see your GI specialist now. ...Read more

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Is chronic upper left quadrant pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

Is chronic upper left quadrant pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

Not usually: Any chronic pain can be associated with ovarian cancer, but what you describe can be associated with many other non-cancerous issues. Best to check with your pcp or obgyn for a thorough checkup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer cause pelvic pain that radiates down the front of my thighs?

Does colon cancer cause pelvic pain that radiates down the front of my thighs?

Colon cancer: That is confined to the colon would not do this. If spread to bones or nerves or nerve roots, it could. It would be very unlikely as a presenting symptom. ...Read more

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Can pancreatic cancer cause an intermittent pain on left shoulder blade?

Can pancreatic cancer cause an intermittent pain on left shoulder blade?

No: pancreas cancer arises in 3 areas of the gland, the head producing painless jaundice, mid body invading celiac plexus to cause severe back pain and tail lesions near the spleen obstructing splenic vein to cause gastric varies from vasa brevia. Pain in left shoulder blade is due to irritation of the left diaphragmatic crura due to inflammation at the site not from distal pancreas Ca ...Read more

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Can endometrial cancer cause pelvic pain and back pain?

Yes, in some women: Abnormal vaginal bleeding is the most common sign of endometrial cancer. Any persistent pelvic or back pain should be thoroughly investigated, and a visit to a gynecologist may be indicated. There are many potential causes for pain in the pelvis and/or back. ...Read more

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Extreme bloating after eated. Lower back pain, thighs, legs, back of neck pain. Left ovary pain but ultrasound can't see a cyst. What this symptoms?

Check your diet: Your symptoms are aggravated by food. Your "left ovary" pain could likely be intestinal in origin. Examining your diet with an interested health provider may point towards the right tests and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Upper right quadrant pain radiating to left side. Should i get tested for ovarian or cervical cancer?

Upper right quadrant pain radiating to left side. Should i get tested for ovarian or cervical cancer?

Other ideas: Based on these symptoms, i would focus more on gallbladder and pancreas issues. But if you are having abnormal menstruation, then a gynecologic evaluation is certainly reasonable. ...Read more

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Does an ovarian cyst cause leg pain and pelvic pain?

Does an ovarian cyst cause leg pain and pelvic pain?

Depends: It would need to be of a sufficiently large size to do so. Remember that ovaries produce cysts every month, and these (functional) cysts are normal, and don't cause pain. If they get larger than normal, (my opinion >3-4cm) or grow in size rapidly, or if they cause bleeding into the abdominal cavity then they can cause pelvic pain.Sometimes the pain will refer down the inner or front of the up.Thigh. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer? Upper abdomen pain, some burning, mid back pain & hip, I do have poor posture.

Pancreatic cancer? Upper abdomen pain, some burning, mid back pain & hip, I do have poor posture.

RARE: pancreatic cancer is rare comparing to other digestive disease cancer. it could be your pancreas causing the pain, it could be an ulcer,or gallbladder disease they all can cause same symptoms. see your doctor ,they will evaluate either assure you ,or treat you. start by watching your diet,take anti acid and medication from OTC,like zantaz,or prilosec. either way see your doctor please. good luck. ...Read more

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Pain to left lower quadarant of abdomen?

Pain to left lower quadarant of abdomen?

Abd Pain: Abd pain can be due to several things, such as diverticulitis, referred pain from appendix, IBS, constipation. etc., , please see the dr asap. to get your pain assessed. ...Read more

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Having right lower abdominal pain by ovary, lower back pain, tailbone pain for couple month mom has endometriosis could this be it? fear of cancer :(

Having right lower abdominal pain by ovary, lower back pain, tailbone pain for couple month mom has endometriosis could this be it? fear of cancer :(

Need to examine: It is very unlikely that you have cancer. However, determining what may be causing the pain would require more history, physical examination and may be some tests. If the pain is interfering with your daily routine, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe stabbing pelvic pain in lower left side above pubic bone. pain is 8/10. Prior hysterectomy and cysts. Should I go to er?

Severe pelvic pain: Whenever you have severe pelvic pain after "Hysterectomy and cyst" if one ovary WAS LEFT BEHIND then you can have ruptured cyst or problem with cyst as torsion or ruptured of cyst which will present as your complaints, other lower GI or GU pathology not able to rule out. If persisted over 24 to 48 hours you should see your Dr. ASAP. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Dull ache lower right abdomen down to thigh.. Is this ovarian cyst or appendix?

Dull ache lower right abdomen down to thigh.. Is this ovarian cyst or appendix?

Needs exam: You need to be seen by your physician to diagnose etiology of discomfort. ...Read more

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Nabothian cyst in cervix, 2.1cm cyst in right ovary. History of uterine polyp. Pain in left lower abdomen15dys, lower back pain+no period-what is it?

Nabothian cyst in cervix, 2.1cm cyst in right ovary. History of uterine polyp. 
Pain in left lower abdomen15dys, lower back pain+no period-what is it?

Multiple issues: Nabothian cysts are normal as is (probably) the rt ovarian cyst. The uterine polyp is more worrisome and should be followed (with ultrasound) to make sure it doesn't get bigger. The lack of periods could be related to pregnancy, hormonal imbalances or low body fat/athletic activity. The back pain can certainly come from the pelvic issues or can be the spine itself. Gyn eval 1st then spine eval. ...Read more

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Back pain and swelling in stomach due to ovarian cyst?

Back pain and swelling in stomach due to ovarian cyst?

If you know....: If you know you have an ovarian cyst, then you have probably been evaluated by a doctor. If your doctor is not aware of these symptoms, then return and make him/her aware. ...Read more

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Right side pelvic and thigh pain, peeing allot bloating doctor said IBS but no tests done scared of ovarian cancer have had bowel problems help please?

Right side pelvic and thigh pain, peeing allot bloating doctor said IBS but no tests done scared of ovarian cancer have had bowel problems help please?

pelvic ultrasound: Your too young to have ovarian cancer unless you have a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer. Pelvic pain, thigh pain and frequent peeing, if going on for a while, may point to something going on in pelvis with bladder irritation. Suggest a pelvic ultrasound and a gynecologic and urologist evaluation if symptoms persist. Not sure bloating is related , try lactose free diet. ...Read more

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Which type of leg pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Leg pain: Leg pain has a multitude of potential causes that are not directly due to ovarian cancer. Ie. Ovarian cance does not always produce a specific leg pain. Important causes of leg pain to out though are a blood clot and an issue of cancer in the bones. Leg pain could also be related to muscle fatigue, strain, spine issues and such. Either way you should see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What kind of leg pain can be associated with ovarian cancer?

What kind of leg pain can be  associated with ovarian cancer?

DVT: It can be related to the deep vein thrombosis. Other options: tumor compression of nerve roots or penetration of pelvic muscles. ...Read more

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What kind of leg pain is often associated with ovarian cancer?

Most likely sciatica: Since ovarian cancer can spread throughout the pelvis, it is most likely due to something like sciatica, or pressure on the sciatic nerve that causes pain down the leg. However, ovarian cancer can also spread to bone, causing pain, as well as release a hormone that can cause breakdown of bone, also leading to pain. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me where is leg pain in regard to ovarian cancer?

Unclear question: Ovarian cancer should not cause leg pain as the only symptom. Go see a doctor if the leg pain is a serious problem and it is persistent. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain in around my right groin and at my right knee is this pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

Unlikely: Those are unlikely symptoms of ovarian cancer. Make sure you see your ob/gyn regularly and discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more

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What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

What type of lower extremity pain is associated with ovarian cancer?

Not a common feature: Leg pain is not a usual feature of ovarian cancer. A person with ovarian cancer may develop deep vein thrombosis in the legs and have pain, but that is not common. Unfortunately ovarian cancers do not cause specific symptoms, at least not in early stages. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosis with pcos, I have been having a lot of pain in my 1 ovary and having calf cramping. is this a sign of ovarian cancer?

Not necessarily: Unfortunately there are very FEW signs of ovarian cancer - most people don't feel much. If you have pain in an ovary I would have it checked - probably an ultrasound to see what's going on. ...Read more

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Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy 2 weeks ago for ovarian cancer staging. Left leg pain ever since. Neg for blood clot. Pain shoots down leg from hip.

Robotic laparoscopic hysterectomy 2 weeks ago for ovarian cancer staging. Left leg pain ever since. Neg for blood clot. Pain shoots down leg from hip.

Nerve pain: This sounds like nerve pain which can be caused by the surgery or by positioning for the surgery. Talk to your surgeon about it. Best wishes for your response to treatment. ...Read more

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How long can you live with ovarian cancer?

How long can you live with ovarian cancer?

It depends: Ovarian cancer that is caught early enough can be cured with surgery and you can live a normal life. Ovarian cancer that can't be cured can be treated repeatedly. Many women live for years with ovarian cancer with intermittent treatment, but each case is different. This is something you should ask your oncologist to be very honest about. ...Read more

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How long can ovarian cancer be left untreated?

???: Why? Even patients with advanced cancer can be treated successfully for control of symptoms and sometimes do well for over a year. Progressive ovarian cancer can be quite unpleasant so i'm not sure why it would be left untreated. Of course, if the patient has already received multiple chemos, it would be a different situation. To answer your ?, it depends but probably not for long. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer have symptoms in its early stages?

Ovarian cancer: In early stages ovarian cancer has no symptoms whatsoever. Thats why is so hard to diagnose it, untill it is really advance.It is a cornerstone for gyn oncologyst which are working really hard to find a screening test for ovarian cancer.The symptoms of fullness, wight loss, bloating appear when cancer spread already to the bowells. ...Read more

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Why does ovarian cancer make you feel full more quickly?

Why does ovarian cancer make you feel full more quickly?

It is complicated: Advanced ovarian cancer typically presents with abdominal distention, nausea, anorexia, or early satiety due to the presence of ascites (fluid within the abdomen) and omental or bowel metastases; dyspnea is occasionally present due to a pleural effusion. However, symptoms occur in many women even at early stages of the disease, likely a result of inflammation and hormonal changes. ...Read more

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If you have ovarian cancer do you have every week each symptom ?

If you have ovarian cancer do you have every week each symptom ?

Ovarian cancer: No, the symptoms do not have to be weekly. Even with cancer patients the symptoms come and go. Also, the symptoms are vague and not specific to ovary cancer. Not everyone gets all the same symptoms. ...Read more

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Have women in their twenties been diagnosed with ovarian cancer?

Yes: It is rare but it does happen. Usually it is a different type of cancer than what is seen in mature women. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs (at a cellular level) with ovarian cancer?

Can you tell me what occurs (at a cellular level) with ovarian cancer?

Growing cells.: Cancer starts when a cell gets damaged and keeps growing. Normal cells grow and divide at different times in life, but then stop. Cancer cells never stop. They don't have an "off"switch. Ovarian cancer is simply an ovarian cell that started dividing and kept going. Over time, the cancer cells gain the ability to invade and move to different places. I hope that helps! ...Read more

Upper Leg Pain (Definition)

Before answering this question, it would be better to define what exactly is meant by the term "upper leg". Orthopaedic surgeons (and others) typically use the term "thigh" to mean the area between the hip and the knee. They use the term "leg" to mean the area between the knee and the ankle. Thus, it is important to specify whether we are discussing pain just below the hip or ...Read more


Thigh Pain (Definition)

The thigh is the upper part of your lower extremity between your hip and knee. Any pain within this region could be considered thigh pain. Possible diagnosis include fractures, stress fractures, muscle contusions or strains, referred pain from the back and hip to ...Read more