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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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

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

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 »

Do frequent urination alone signifies ovarian cancer in women?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having frequent urination for the last four to five days coupled with bloating. I used to have the same problem in the last year also. Please guide. Can this be symptom of ovarian cancer? Recently I lost 6-8 kg of my weight.  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not think of ovarian cancer as such with a single symptom. Frequent urination can be due to UTI (urinary tract infection), cystitis, bulky uterus, or uterine prolapse. It's acute onset points towards infection more likely. Just drink more water that keeps urine clea...  Read Full »

Is ovarian cancer genetic?

Query: Hi doctor, Two days before I got my periods and I started having sudden, sharp stabbing pain in my right ovary. These pains would slowly subside, although I could always feel a small sensation in the same spot, until it flare up again. It seemed to be agitated by the movement. I stay perfectly still...  Read Full »


Dr. Anindya Das

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your worry. Yes, family history of ovarian cancer from maternal side is no doubt a great risk factor and no age is safe. A type of ovarian cancer (germ cell variety) can happen in your age group. Now, the pain you described could be for many reasons. You ...  Read Full »

Does high estrogen level during menopause indicate ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 64 and in the postmenopausal stage. I had a hormone blood test and my testosterone was very low, less than 5. My vitamin D was low and my Estradiol was 73. I started to take supplements, all-natural like DHEA, vitamin D, HGH and Smilax. I just got tested again and my vitamin D is fin...  Read Full »


Dr. Ananthabhaskar Ramalingam

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your estrogen level should be low at the postmenopausal stage. But, your estrogen level is similar to the level of normal reproductive years. Estrogen helps bone but carries the risk of breast cancer, and uterine (endometrial) cancer. Estrogen therapy in the postmenopau...  Read Full »

Can ovarian cancer be transmitted genetically?

Query: Hello doctor, My grandmother had a big goiter that she did not get it removed. Later she got a large cyst on the ovary. I mean 8 kg. When she removed it, she found out she had ovarian cancer. She removed it and is healthy today. Now I am terrified that this is hereditary. What do you think? I am so...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Bhushan Jain

Medical Oncologist, Radiation Oncologist, Radiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, it is perfectly normal if your grandmother had and now your mother is started having premenopausal irregular cycles at age of 44, there is no harm in having menopause at this age and studies have concluded that early menopause protects from breast and ovarian ...  Read Full »

Does Rbc Count Of 6 To 8/Hpf In Urine Report Mean Uti?

Query: Hello doctor, My 64 years old mom was recently diagnosed with ovarian cysts and is undergoing a hysterectomy plus oophorectomy two days later. During the same routine health checkup when her cysts were diagnosed, her urine report showed RBC of 6 to 8/hpf. Is this a possible UTI? And if it is, why s...  Read Full »


Dr. Shahil Khant

Andrologist, General Surgeon, Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. RBC (red blood cells) in urine does not mean UTI (urinary tract infection). Pus cell in urine indicates UTI. Up to five pus cells per HPF are normal. 2 to 4 is in your case. So, it is not UTI. There are many causes of RBC in urine. Is she on any blood thinners, like...  Read Full »

Is the new lesion in liver due to recurrence of ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor,I was treated for ovarian cyst which was initially diagnosed as CA ovary, but post-operation one was like CA and other was identified as a lesion. Now, in my CT PET scan, I have a lesion in the sixth segment of liver and metabolic activity in the para-aortic lymph node. Doctors are saying ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your history and complaints, I can tell that the CT and PET scan you underwent detects exactly where the cancer cells are spreading and macro and micro-localization of the spread. Sometimes after removal of the cancerous growth, some cells which are cancero...  Read Full »

Can uterine or cervical cancer delay my periods?

Query: Hi doctor, My period is always regular with an interval of 28 days. I never missed my period before. Now, I am late for five days. Today, I had a little light pink faint discharge when I wipe. I have taken 4 pregnancy tests and all were negative. When I referred online, it says ovarian cancer. I ha...  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. Do not get worried much as you told your periods were always regular. Just with five days late of periods, it does not mean that you have cancer. You said there was light pinkish discharge, so which could be spotted and may b...  Read Full »

Does high CA-125 confirm that I have cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a history of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor detected at the age of 11 years, which was around 12 years back and had undergone an operation for the same. Currently, my CA-125 in serum is 125.37 U/ml. The ultrasound scan revealed large multiloculated well-defined bilateral adn...  Read Full »


Dr. Raghu

General Surgeon, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your reports, there seem to be ovarian tumors on both sides. The type of tumor, either benign or malignant, can be revealed only after removal. It may be unrelated to your previous tumor. The value of CA-125 though raised does not indicate malignancy. It is mar...  Read Full »

Why is the tissue stained reddish brown when I wipe my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I got my periods last week, and the blood was reddish brown when I wiped. I had normal flow for the next four days. But on the fifth day, it got reddish brown again. Today I noticed little light pink blood when I wiped. Is this normal? How do I chart my period? Should I start charting th...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start by assuring you that these are normal features. You are normal from the history you have mentioned. For a young lady, cancer is not possible, unless you have a strong family history of cancer. During periods, the follicles keep on growing slowly, along w...  Read Full »

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