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Dr. Raymundo Romero
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What does abdominal pain feel like that is associated with ovarian cancer?

What does abdominal pain feel like that is associated with ovarian cancer?

A SPECTRUM: There is no specific type or location of abdominal pain that is specific to ovarian cancer. Some women feel nothing, others have bloating and some have a variety of other symptoms. Best thing is to see your doctor and inform him of your concern, i'm sure the best test and exam will be done. ...Read more

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Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Worried about abdominal pain and ovarian cancer. How can I get it checked out and what can I do to prevent it?

Worried about abdominal pain and ovarian cancer. How can I get it checked out and what can I do to prevent it?

Go to see gyn: Overian cancer is very rare and unlikely to be the cause of most abdominal pain. I pelvic exam and imaging with either an ultrasound or ct scan of the abdomen is best way to evaluate patients. Sometime bloodwork can assist, but physical exam by your doctor is the best approach intiially. As for prevention, there is not much other than having ovaries removed and healthy lifestyle. ...Read more

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In cases of ovarian cancer does the abdominal pain go away and come back or is it constant?

It is quite variable: Abdominal pain is not always present in patients who have ovarian cancer. There is often discomfort or some pain but not severe and not constant. Unless the tumor causes intestinal blockage, pain is not constant. So most patients do not suffer from pain unless it is far advanced cancer which has been there for many years and no longer treatable. ...Read more

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Dr. William Hammond
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Am 27. Bloating daily for 8 months now, abdominal pain especially when i sit down, increased abdominal girth and feeling full quickly. Ovarian cancer?

Am 27. Bloating daily for 8 months now, abdominal pain especially when i sit down, increased abdominal girth and feeling full quickly. Ovarian cancer?

Worrying re cancer: Worrying about developing cancer is common, but the risk of getting ovarian cancer is low. If you have a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, then you should check with your doctor and have an ultrasound done to look for swelling of the ovaries or fluid collection in the abdomen. Hepatitis or other liver disease could be a serious alternative diagnosis, but start with blood tests and an us. ...Read more

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No bowel issues 6weeks constant pelvic/lower left abdominal pain increased girth, urination (not painful) & fatigue could this be ovarian cancer?

No bowel issues 6weeks constant pelvic/lower left abdominal pain increased girth, urination (not painful) & fatigue could this be ovarian cancer?

See exerts timely...: For a young lady as you're, the first things to look into are how you void and defecate. If all alright, see a gynecologist timely; it's better than online second-guessing. Meanwhile, practice healthy lifestyle and avoid overindulgence and obsession of any form. Best wish... ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer? Noticed light spotting, then next day woke with abdominal pain & lower back ache, had 3 days now. Do i need ultra sound to diagnose?

Transvaginal U/S,,,: Transvaginal ultrasound is done with a manual pelvic exam and ca-125 levels. The most accurate way is probably surgery, where specimens can be taken and examined under a microscope to see if it is cancer. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I experience abdominal pain and bloating. Could pap smear results ASCUS signify ovarian cancer and not only cervical? I have chronic HBV as well.

I experience abdominal pain and bloating. Could pap smear results ASCUS signify ovarian cancer and not only cervical? I have chronic HBV as well.

Pap smear: It would be unusual for Pap smears to reveal ovarian cancer. If you have chronic HBV there is new and highly effective therapy available, and since this condition can lead to hepatocellular carcinoma, and the inflammation from HPV on the cervix can lead to cervical carcinoma you should definitely go and be taken care of ASAP. ...Read more

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So so worried. High leukocytes and protein in urine, no bacteria. Low abdominal pain and very gassy and burping a lot. Can this be ovarian cancer?

So so worried. High leukocytes and protein in urine, no bacteria. Low abdominal pain and very gassy and burping a lot. Can this be ovarian cancer?

WBC in urine: White cells in urine can actually be normal.The urine has to be collected properly but will often show cells that help fight infection. Bladder cancer cells look very different than wbc. Protein in the urine has more to do with how ur kidneys are working. Even if there was no bacteria in the urine you could still have an infection. Burping and gassy could be an ulcer.Ask ur md to check u over. ...Read more

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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


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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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