Ovarian Cancer

Cancer that begins in the ovaries of females is called ovarian cancer. Usually, early-stage cancer rarely causes any symptoms, and during the late-stage, it causes abdominal swelling, bloating, weight loss, discomfort, constipation, and frequent urge to urinate.

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Why is my 50-year-old mother still getting her periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sharing the ultrasound reports of my 50-year-old mother, who is still getting her periods. Kindly advise.   Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have seen the attached documents (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Based on the reports, she has three issues. A large uterine fibroid, which is likely the cause of her bleeding. An ovarian cyst, which can somet...  Read Full »

I have suddenly developed painful sex, bloating, abdomen pain, back pain, and menstrual irregularities. Do I have ovarian cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female, and I have pain during sex. I have bloating, abdominal pain, back pain, and menstrual irregularities. I have been under sexual life for the past two years and have not felt this pain. All of a sudden, I am experiencing so many symptoms. Also, I am not getting...  Read Full »


Dr. Monica Mathur

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cause of your problem seems to be hormonal imbalance or thyroid dysfunction. This may also be due to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), in which multiple cysts form in one or both ovaries. I would suggest you get the following test done Complete blood count. TSH ...  Read Full »

What are the survival rates of clear cell ovarian carcinoma in a 60-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 60-year-old female with recurrent clear cell carcinoma of the ovary. I had surgery to remove it six years ago, without any chemotherapy. I had undergone surgery again recently; however, some cancerous tissue remains. What treatment is recommended, and what are the survival rate...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In recurrence of ovarian cancer, six cycles of chemotherapy, injection of Paclitaxel and Carboplatin every three weeks should be done. After six cycles of chemotherapy, a repeat scan will be done to see the status of the cancer ovary. It is to check how much cancer has ...  Read Full »

Having pain in left ovary, and it increases during exercise. Is it ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 years old female, and I have had three c-sections and normal regular periods. My menstrual cycle three months back was short and lighter, and I ovulated about a week early. I noticed some pain, which almost reminded me of implantation pain. This continued on and off with pain an...  Read Full »


Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After undergoing three cesarean sections, it is quite possible to have intra-abdominal adhesions. Which may give rise to intermittent pain associated with the bowel movements. The pain that you experienced could be mid cycle ovulation pain. As you have undergone tran...  Read Full »

Why does my mother get vaginal bleeding suddenly after five years?

Query: Hello doctor,My mother was not having her periods from the past five years, but from yesterday, she started bleeding again. In these five years, she has not even bled for a single day. Why is she bleeding all of a sudden? What can be the cause?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Five years no menstruation and now bleeding needs some detailed examination and investigations. Consult a nearby gynecologist, and let him or her see the source of the bleeding. Get an ultrasonography done.If bleeding is from the uterus, then your mom might need to get...  Read Full »

What are the chances of an ovarian cancer to come back after total abdominal hysterectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am sending the details of my relative, who had a total abdominal hysterectomy and then took six cycles of chemotherapy. Her recent CA-125 result was 89 units/mL and her USG reports also observe a few new lesions. Would you please guide us on what shall be her subsequent treatment...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.comI have gone through your query and have looked at the reports you have provided (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity).A 53-year-old woman was diagnosed with stage III ovarian carcinoma. And received neoadjuvant chemotherapy, debulking surgery, and six cyc...  Read Full »

Does NGS help better in treating ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I am attaching the discharge summary and histopathological reports of my sister-in-law, diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She had abdomen pain, a CT scan was done, and her tumor marker was high. There is no previous history of cancer. We got the final histopathological reports and IHC report....  Read Full »


Dr. Vikas T. Talreja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ongoing through the report (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), the probable diagnosis is Stage III cancer (involving left parametrium, left adnexa, and left pelvic lymph nodes). For women requiring first-line chemotherapy for EOC (epithelial ovaria...  Read Full »

My mother has surgery, where some tissue and ovary were removed. Is it cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My mom had her surgery before two weeks. A 14 cm tissue was removed from her womb as well as her ovary. We are waiting for the results of her biopsy at the moment. Will it be cancer? If so, then what kind of cancer? Is it curable?  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are saying, the results of biopsy must be taken to determine if it is cancer or not. An idea may be given by the operating surgeon, who has seen the formation of tissue, but without biopsy there is no 100% accuracy. If the mass was found only in the womb, then ...  Read Full »

Is it good to donate eggs while having PCOD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 32 years old and unmarried. I am a patient of PCOD. I also have a family history of breast cancer. My father's sister had breast cancer recently. I am in a very big financial crisis. So, one of my friends suggested me to donate eggs. Will it be risky if I donate my eggs only once...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A single cycle of ovulation induction for egg donation and then, possibly in the future for yourself would not increase your chance of breast or ovarian cancer. The heredity for a woman is decided from her maternal background and not from the father's side. So, if...  Read Full »

For an endometrial problem, is contrast MRI useful?

Query: Hi doctor, I had not had periods for 8 years. There was some spotting for around a year. The endometrial thickness is 7.7. The complex echo suggesting menstruation, though not having periods. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is likelihood of serum progesterone deficiency. ET (endometrial thickness) 7.7 indicates a luteal phase defect and spotting indicates irregular shedding. Get a serum progesterone level test done. If low, then cyclical progesterone would have to be star...  Read Full »

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