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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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 »
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 clear. ... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. As you are saying, the results of a biopsy must be taken to determine if it is cancer or not. 2. An idea may be given by the operating surgeon, who has seen the formation of tissue, but without a biopsy, there is no 100% accuracy. 3. If the mass was found only in t... 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 »
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 be a... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I 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 s... Read Full »
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 »
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 som... Read Full »
What are the odds of survival in ovarian cancer?
Query: Hello doctor, My mother was just diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She underwent a hysterectomy and the pathology report, to my understanding, reads T3b NO MO. She is 72. What can you tell me about this and what are the survival odds? They said she will be treated with chemo for five to six months once... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like FIGO stage III ovarian cancer. I need to know the histopathological type of this tumor. Does she have any co-morbidity like diabetes, hypertension, etc? Any family history of cancer? This tumor needs chemotherapy intravenous and maybe peritoneal chemot... 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 »
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 »
I want to know about ovarian cancer, its symptoms, and how I can prevent its occurrence. Please help
Query: Hi doctor, Why is ovarian cancer called the silent killer? What are some of ovarian cancer's most common symptoms that may mimic other health conditions? Are there any telltale signs of beginning or advanced ovarian cancer? What preventative exams do you suggest for women to detect ovarian cancer (e... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Ovarian cancer is often referred to as the "silent" killer because there are often no symptoms until the disease has advanced to an advanced stage. However, three major symptoms are more common in women with ovarian cancer. They are increa... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After undergoing three cesarean sections, it is quite possible to haveintra-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 transvagin... 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 »
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 »