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Dr. Hung Khong
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What does a stomach swollen from ovarian cancer look like?

Dr. Hung Khong
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What does a stomach swollen from ovarian cancer look like?

Abdominal distention: It is the abdomen, not the stomach, that is swollen in some patients with advanced ovarian cancer. This is mainly due to accumulation of fluid (called ascites) within the abdomen. The fluid over time causes distention of the abdomen (just like what you would see in a pregnant women). The more the fluid accumulates, the more distanded the abdomen and patients may have discomfort and pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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Stomach feels tight and bloated but dosent look bloated worried about ovarian cancer?

Dr. Myron Arlen
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Stomach feels tight and bloated but dosent look bloated worried about ovarian cancer?

Proabably not: Most ovarian cancers don't reach enormous sizes to allow bloating or palpation. They metastasize readily and to a site of TGF-B, that is the omentum which produces a factor allowing ascetic fluid to fill the abdomen. At that time on palpation, the bloating is not from gas but from fluid distention. A qualified physician can tell on palpation or with somography if ovarian Ca is there. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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My lower stomach feels bloated and full for days could it be ovarian cancer?

Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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My lower stomach feels bloated and full for days could it be ovarian cancer?

Probably not.: At your age, the risk of ovarian cancer is very small. But, if for anything else, you should get checked out for your peace of mind. It may just be a gastrointestinal issue ...Read more

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

Dr. Raymundo Romero
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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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Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
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I am 34 years old and I have the symptoms of ovarian cancer except for bloating, my stomach is flat and i feel no lumps. Do I have ovarian cancer?

Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
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I am 34 years old and I have the symptoms of ovarian cancer except for bloating, my stomach is flat and i feel no lumps. Do I have ovarian cancer?

See below: If you are worried about this get a ct scan of the abdomen and it will tell you for certain. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Sadow
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My sister has stage vi ovarian cancer that spread to liver and stomach. She is on chemo and is meking her very sick, she whent to the toilet and her bowl was a lot of blood, please tell me what is the prognosis.?

Dr. Peter Sadow
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Prognosis: The prognosis (outlook) for anyone with stage IV ovarian cancer is quite grave. Additionally, if your sister is having frank blood while on the toilet, she should be in immediate contact with her physician or brought into the emergency room. ...Read more

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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Stage 4 ovarian cancer now has a fluid mass between stomach and liver does this mean it has spread to liver?

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Stage 4 ovarian cancer  now has a fluid mass between stomach and liver does this mean it has spread to liver?

Stage 4 Cancer: Not necessarily, but it does suggest at least inter abdominal spread, if not metastatic disease to the liver. An imaging study of the liver and abdomen can tell where it has spread. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Hi could you tell me if you have stomach distention with ovarian cancer u are able to suck your stomach in or would it not be possible?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Hi could you tell me if you have stomach distention with ovarian cancer u are able to suck your stomach in or would it not be possible?

Easy does it: You would have a palpable mass in your lower abdomen. Like many other bright young people, you have the obsessive idea that you have a serious illness. The only treatment for this is to get your physician to order up a few imaging studies AND when they come back showing nothing, sit down with somebody wise and good and talk about what health, illness, and growing up mean to you. You'll gain much. ...Read more

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Dr. Myron Arlen
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I've been getting stomach aches for no reason, that last a while. Could it be ovarian cancer?

Dr. Myron Arlen
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I've been getting stomach aches for no reason, that last a while.  Could it be ovarian cancer?

No: Unless ovarian cancer is associated with metastatic disease to bowel causing intermittent intestinal obstruction, this lesion is usually painless. The tumor when it metastasizes goes to omentum and produces ascites where the belly first fills with fluid. Stomach aches are usually associated with gastric problems and may be controlled with antacids or acid inhibitors like Prilosec. ...Read more

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Dr. Devon Webster
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Have high prolactin levels haven't had period for 6 months stomach is starting to become bloated but flat in the morning could I have ovarian cancer?

Dr. Devon Webster
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Have high prolactin levels haven't had period for 6 months stomach is starting to become bloated but flat in the morning could I have ovarian cancer?

No. Don't worry!: High prolactin can be caused by a tumor in the pituitary (called a prolactinoma). It can also be caused by medications, hypothyroidism, or smoking marijuana. Do you know why your prolactin level is high? A high prolactin level can cause menstrual changes and infertility. Bloating is not usually a symptom, and bloating is common. This is not ovarian cancer! But you need an answer. Talk to your doc! ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer is an over proliferation of certain cells in the ovaries. It usually affects older women. Symptoms do not usually occur until late in the course of the disease and include ...Read more


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