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It was just a checkup, pelvic ok. Could I still have ovarian cancer?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Possible
Why do you ask? A small or early ovarian cancer may be missed on pelvic examination.
It would be better to address this with your doctor and explain the reasons for your concern.

In brief: Possible
Why do you ask? A small or early ovarian cancer may be missed on pelvic examination.
It would be better to address this with your doctor and explain the reasons for your concern.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect by pelvic examination in many circumstances, so a "normal" exam doesnt rule it out.

In brief: Yes
Ovarian cancer is difficult to detect by pelvic examination in many circumstances, so a "normal" exam doesnt rule it out.
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
Dr. Anne Rodriguez
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Maybe
A routine pelvic examination (i presume you mean physical examination) can sometimes detect ovarian cancer, but not always.
If you have symptoms of pelvic pain or pressure, or abdominal bloating, you should be reevaluated by your doctor. There are other tests for detecting ovarian cancer, but they are not always reliable.

In brief: Maybe
A routine pelvic examination (i presume you mean physical examination) can sometimes detect ovarian cancer, but not always.
If you have symptoms of pelvic pain or pressure, or abdominal bloating, you should be reevaluated by your doctor. There are other tests for detecting ovarian cancer, but they are not always reliable.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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