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What Does Your Stomach Look Like With Ovarian Cancer
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.
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
My sister feels bloatedness and pain in abdomen. She has history of ovarian cancer and existing cyst. What is going on?
Ovarian cancer: She should contact her gynecologic oncologist an be evaluated as this may represent recurrent disease.See 1 more doctor answer
What are my chances of getting ovarian cancer? My aunt had something that spread through her abdomen but we never heard what it was before she died.
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
Not always the case: Ovarian cancer can cause inflammation which can result in fluid accumulation in the space surrounding the intestinal tract called the peritoneum. Some types of ovarian cancer make mucous which can also fill this space. Both situations cause fluid accumulation, weight gain and bloating. However, ovarian cancer may not cause these symptoms which is why regular checkups are important.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.
My mom, ovarian cancer, stage iiib, had the second surgery, the abdomen is hard and heavy seems, she felt uncomfortable, what is symptomatic?
Not sure I...: ...Understand your question. If you are asking for the meaning of "symptomatic", then dr. Legha answered your question. If not, you may want to restate it. Either way make sure your mother's oncologist is aware of any new developments. Best to you both.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
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.?
Had ovarian cancer and had total hysterectomy in 2012. I have bad cramping in lower abdomen/back, like pre hyst. Wht causes this?
MD time: Cramps in the abdomen and back can be due to a million and one different causes, benign or not. Do not get too anxious, just make sure your oncologist knows about it and follow his/her instructions. Hope it is nothing serious. Get better soon.
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.
I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen, and heaviness in bladder and I am a 19 year old, could it by any chance indicate ovarian cancer?
I have pain on the left side of my stomach. When I press down really hard I feel little movable lumps. Can this be ovarian cancer? Have pcos & im 19
Cancer unlikely: From what you described, it is very unlikely that you have ovarian cancer. It is not feasible to say, what it may be, without examining you. If the matter is of concern, you should see a doctor at your convenience. 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. Get HPV vaccine.
Pressure in lower abdomen, frequent urination, no burning or pain-very severe anxiety. Scared of ovarian cancer. I'm 23yrs old?
? Bladder infection: Your symptoms are more like those from infection of the urinary bladder (Cystitis). You need to see a doctor to get your urine checked and take an antibiotic for bladder infection. Ovarian cancer is not likely cause of your present symptoms. You should not worry about Cancer at this young age...at least not until your get into your 50s!
I had a vaginal ultrasound showing normal ovaries. 5 weeks later I woke up with swollen upper stomach. Could it be ovarian cancer? Ca-125 normal
I have a tumor slightly bigger than a golf ball in my abdomen, probably due to ovarian cancer. Also have a history of heart attack and 3 stents. Can I stay on plavix (clopidogrel) and still have the surgery?
25yo female with stomach discomfort and fatigue. No bloating just very gassy and little appetite. Gets a little full faster. Serious?? Ovarian cancer?
Prepyloric ulcer: Stomach bloating and fatigue not characterized for stomach lesion. Bleeding and peforation more common but these symptoms suggest partial outlet obstruction defined by gastroscopy. Ovarian Ca if localized would be asymptomatic and defined on ultrasound. When spreading to omentum the consequence is abdominal ascites
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