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Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

Briefly: Unfortunately in advanced cases, masses or fluid can put pressure on the abdominal & pelvic cavity and also exert pressure on the stomach causing bloating, early satiety & reflux type symptoms. Rarely cancer can affect the stomach & ovaries at the same time. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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I am having fertily issues atm would any of the test i will have show ovarian cancer? Has have low back pain indigestion on/off abdo tenderness+ weein

I am having fertily issues atm would any of the test i will have show ovarian cancer? Has have low back pain indigestion on/off abdo tenderness+ weein

Need more info: Your symptoms are significant and warrant a visit to your OB/GYN now. A physical exam and maybe an ultrasound study are in order and would help answer your concerns. ...Read more

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Ibs or ovarian cancer pelvic & back pain pee allot gas indigestion very very bad bloating doctor did no tests gave me fibre and said IBS i'm 23?

Ibs or ovarian cancer pelvic & back pain pee allot gas indigestion very very bad bloating doctor did no tests gave me fibre and said IBS i'm 23?

You mean obesity ?: At 23 ovarian cancer is rare , if that is in your mind go for follow up , request for pelvic sonogram , mean while don't eat junk food , cut calories , eat healthy diet , and join a gym , and exercises regularly to loose 1 lb of fat you need to burn 3500 cal now calculate how much fat you want to burn. Mile brisk walk you spent only 100 cal. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause tailbone pain?

Does ovarian cancer cause tailbone pain?

Not usually: The ovaries are closer to you groin and not likely to refer pain to the tail bone. There are exceptions such as metastatic disease that directly effects the tail bone or causes irritation to the nerves that lead to the tailbone. ...Read more

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Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Why does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Not known: Bloating is a non-specific symptom. While it may occur with ovarian cancer, it occurs far more often without it. You may wish to consult this site for symptoms of ovarian cancer. Please keep in mind that none of the symptoms are diagnostic. http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/ovarian/basic_info/symptoms.htm ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause periods to stop?

Does ovarian cancer cause periods to stop?

Menses (periods): Are caused by pitutary driving ovaries to produce estrogen, and then develop eggs to burst from ovary for fertilization. Uterine lining builds with estrogen stimulation, when estrogen stops, the linig shed. This does not necessarily change with an ovarian cancer on either side. ...Read more

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Why/how does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Why/how does ovarian cancer cause bloating?

Ca Ovary, bloating: Hello ~ from the word bloating, I am assuming you mean increase in abdominal size,or enlargement of the belly.If that is what you mean, it usually occurs in Stage 4 of the disease and it is due to peritoneal fluid increase (ascites) and from direct spread from the ovary to the peritoneum. Ca Ovary too often presents at this stage which is hopeless. Annual checks to MD can avoid this.thx ...Read more

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How and/or why does ovarian cancer cause feeling full / early satiety?

How and/or why does ovarian cancer cause feeling full / early satiety?

When it's too late: This is oversimplifying slightly. A very large ovarian mass can compress the stomach. This would have been found on pelvic exam. If you have any concerns about ovarian cancer, talk with your personal physician. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does ovarian cancer cause the symptom of feeling full quickly?

Why does ovarian cancer cause the symptom of feeling full quickly?

Fluid or ascites: Ovarian cancer is notorious for making fluid in the belly by irritating the lining of the organs ( its like a cling wrap around the organs-known as peritoneum). As the cancer grows, there is more fluid which presses on the stomach and other organs and gives a feeling of bloating and early satiety. ...Read more

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Does ovarian cancer cause lymph node behind ear to get really big?

Does ovarian cancer cause lymph node behind ear to get really big?

Not likely: Ovarian cancer spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes and peritoneum, i.e., the lining of the abdomen. A single enlarged retro-auricular lymph node is not likely to be due to ovarian cancer. ...Read more

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Could high prolactin levels be a cause of ovarian cancer?

No: This is worrisome though, especially if it's well above the reference range and there's no clear explanation. (Mild elevations mean little and the range is set so that several percent of healthies fall above.) Get with your physician about this. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ovarian cancer and is it very treatable?

Unknown: We aren't sure exactly what the cause of ovarian cancer is yet. Most ovarian cancer is diagnosed at a late stage and is treatable with a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Although treatable, advanced ovarian cancer is rarely curable. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?

Several causes: Fluid build-up (called ascites) in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) can lead to bloating. Tumor cells lining the intestinal tract and other organs can also lead to bloating. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Can ovarian cancer cause your intestines to shut down?

Yes.: Many cancers that arise from organs within the abdominal cavity can lead to spread of cancer throughout the lining of the abdominal cavity, called carcinomatosis. This can lead to intestinal obstruction, effectively causing the intestines to "shut down". These cancers may occasionally be responsive to chemotherapy but are more typically a pre-terminal finding. ...Read more

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If 100mg of Clomid (clomiphene) does not work for me what is the next step? I don't want to go on 150mg i heard it can cause ovarian cancer.

Letrozole: Trying another drug by the name of Letrozole may help when Clomid (clomiphene) does not work. The study that you're alluding to states that if you're on 12 cycles or more of Clomid (clomiphene) in a lifetime there is an increase of 2 to 3 folds of some type of ovarian tumor. ...Read more

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How I decrease my high prolactin level to get pregnant .Can high prolactin level cause ovarian cancer I read on net.I am afraid of please advice?

How I decrease my high prolactin level to get pregnant .Can high prolactin level cause ovarian cancer  I read on net.I am afraid of please advice?

Prolactin production: Is a peptide made in he pituitary. Levels can be measured to see if yours is abnormally high. It can be raised by nipple stimulation or dysregulated growth that can be found on imaging. While there is medical treatment, you need an endocrinologist to help guide the path. ...Read more

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I don't think I am asking question right if my ovary is enlarged would it be due to a mass or can ovarian cancer cause ovary to swell with no mass?

I don't think I am asking question right  if my ovary is enlarged would it be due to a mass or can ovarian cancer cause ovary to swell with no mass?

Definitions: A mass usually describes an abnormal enlargement that could be solid or cystic sometimes similarly referred to as a tumor. Masses or tumors can occur in any organ or the body like the ovary but they can be benign or malignant. It is then called cancer if it is malignant as shown on a biopsy. Thus, the cause of a mass may be a cancer or a benign condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more


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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

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