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What does pelvic pain from ovarian cancer feel like? Is it severe or mild?

What does pelvic pain from ovarian cancer feel  like?  Is it severe or mild?

Can be either: Ovarian cancer may be relatively asymptomatic until advanced. Some early symptoms can be bloating, pelvic pressure, urinary frequency, difficulty eating and feeling full quickly. More advanced ovarian cancer can cause severe pelvic/ abdominal pain, shortness of breath and even formation of venous blood clots. If you are concerned at all, please see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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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


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Is one sided pelvic pain symptom of ovarian cancer?

Is one sided pelvic pain symptom of ovarian cancer?

Probably not: There are many causes for one-sided pelvic pain, and it depends on which side. Ovarian cysts, endometriosis, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease, urinary stones, pelvic infections, and even simple constipation can cause this. A healthcare provider needs to ask you more questions and examine you. Unless you have risk factors for ovarian cancer, it's low on my list of causes. So go in! ...Read more

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If pelvic pain is going away could it still be ovarian cancer?

Pelvic pain : There are many causes of pelvic pain. Pain in the pelvis does not point to a specific cause. If it is persistent, see your doctor. ...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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No history of ovarian cancer, just stressing about pelvic pain so much.. Health anxiety may make this worse?

No history of ovarian cancer, just stressing about pelvic pain so much.. Health anxiety may make this worse?

Be brave: You've asked and been answered before. Pelvic pain early without a mass is almost never ovarian cancer. I am going to trust you've had a pelvic exam, and if you have cancerphobia this severely, I wouldn't criticize your physician if he/she ultrasounded / imaged you. The key to overcoming this phobia is to act brave, resolve to be composed, perhaps a short course of CBT, ask your Dr. ...Read more

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I had a pelvic ultrasound and it was normal. Should i still be concerned about ovarian cancer. Still have occasional pelvic pain and back pain.

Yes and no: The negative pelvic ultrasound examination is a good news . The most important piece is risk factors . What risk factors do you have . Any family member with history of ovarian or breast cancer . Any history of gene mutation like brca? If you do not have any significant risks facto , you do not need to have screening for ovarian cancer ...Read more

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I am worried I have ovarian cancer. I have had some pelvic pain for three months. I've had ultrasound , ca125 and MRI scan. All show nothing. ?

Ovarian cancer: Although there is no screening test for ovarian cancer, you have had tests that would help show it if it is present. There are many more common causes of pain (endometriosis, adhesions, interstitial cystitis ...) which are much more likely. ...Read more

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
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Pelvic Pain (Definition)

The pelvic region refers to the lowermost portion of the abdomen, below the level of the umbilicus, and most often in the lowermost portions of the abdomen, on the sides and centrally. Discomfort, in various forms (stabbing , cramping, aching, ...Read more


Dr. Barry Rosen
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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