Could I Have Ovarian Cancer?

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Sonya

Lexington, KY

#1 Aug 24, 2006
I am scared out of my wits.

A few weeks ago I had a ct scan done due to an abdominal mass I felt near my spleen.

When I got the results there was no mention of that mass being detected, however I do have 2 cysts on my right ovary about 2 inches by 1 inch for each of them.

I am currently constipated, gassy, tired, and finding more masses/lumps. I have the same one by my spleen, one around my liver area, one to the left of my navel, and a lump in my right breast. They are all painful but not consistantly. It's like they flair up and hurt sometimes, then at other times I hardly know they are there.

Both of my ovaries hurt, my lower back hurts, and I am feeling pressure. As of tonight I am also spotting a bit, but my period may be due. I am not sure as I just started birth control 1 month ago and haven't developed a real pattern yet.

My gyno assured me that I didn't have ovarian cancer, just based on the ct scan, my age, and no family history. She refuses to do a ca-125 test. I have an appt sept 15th with another gyno, I am hoping this one with investigate further.

I went 8 years without a menstrual cycle, was diagnosed with poly cystic ovarian syndrome, and have only had 1 pap in my life. My lack of cycles was due to an event that happened to me when I was around 12. Someone stuck an object inside of my vagina, and it remained there until I was 20 years old. I was too scared to get help or tell.

Surgery was done to remove the object, it gave me blood poisioning and my organs began to shut down. I had about a week to live had I not went in to have surgery they told me.

Now with these cysts, and these painful masses I am finding needless to say I am frightened. I should have stayed on top of things once that object was removed however I did not.

I am 24 years old, 5'11 tall, and 350lbs. I am wondering if my masses would have been hard to detect on the ct scan because of my weight. I figure though that they would have been able to see my lymph nodes, and if I had cancer there would have been an abnormality. There was also no mention of abdominal fluid or anything. The scan was abdominal, and pelvic.

So am I ok? A worry wort, or what? Someone please help. My biggest fear is that I do have ovarian cancer, that it has spread all over, and I am in the later stages. I would imagine that I would feel much worse however if that were the case, but I don't know.
DRH-wife is stg3 survivor

West Henrietta, NY

#2 Oct 9, 2006
Dear Sonya,
1) definaelty get another gynicologist or demand that your current one gets the CA-125 plus a good ultrasound. Pelvic masses and fibroads may be just that, but they also are definiate indicators of ovarian cancer.
2) I also hate to say it, but you are very obese from your statistics and need some serious help in that area. Your weight-gain may also be masking some of the other symptoms. kepp chipping away at all this and never take "no" for an answer....
Sonya

Lexington, KY

#3 Oct 28, 2006
Thanks DHG for the reply. The other doctor refused a CA-125 too.

I am at my wits end, and things are getting worse.

I've recently dropped 30 lbs without trying. I'm constipated, I have a painfull mass in my mid left quadrant, my liver hurts, and just yesterday I was sent for a chest x-ray because of right lung pain (had it for the past 5 months or so).
Rubie

Winter Haven, FL

#4 May 17, 2007
I am 30 years old and am a little worried...I was intimate with my husband and yelled out in pain a couple of weeks ago on my right side...My BM have changed--I get diarrhea and the next day I'll be constipated...I don't understand...I am noticing more and more that I am bloated often (my clothes sometimes are uncomfortable to wear) I've even had other people ask me if I was pregnant (I am the mother of a 5 and 4 year old) I am also very tired all the time...About 6 months ago I had a ruptured ovarian cyst..I had a transvaginal ultrasound done and they noticed that I had several other ovarian cysts on the left side, I went to my OB/GYN and he was like, I don't understand why you are getting these cysts you have been on birth control...Should I get a second opinion or should I ask him if he will do the CA-125????
Yvonne

AOL

#5 Aug 19, 2007
I found out that I am 2 months pregnant and my ovaries have been hurting. This is my 3rd child does anyone know what it could be?
jeanette

San Rafael, CA

#6 Sep 6, 2007
order your own ca125 test through healthcheckusa. you order your own test! I did, and it was a piece of mind doing so My dr. didn't want me to have the test, but for 60.00 dollars it's worth it!
Rachel

Orlando, FL

#7 Oct 3, 2007
I have been haveing hurting ovaries and od not know why I am on birth controle had a period and feel pukie and lower back pain. I don't know what it is. I had mild displasia the last pap I had and they did a leep threw and I have to go back in Oct. could this be why I hurt and feel nausa?
boop65

Palm City, FL

#8 May 18, 2008
hi, im 43 mother of 5 children been sick most of my adult life noone can tell why so i gave up looking but the last 6 months hav been weird i am in pain always pelvic abdomen lower back missed cycle discharge on and off urine smells weird freqent urge to pee bm is off pain during sex feeling bloated and full all the time i feel pregnant but not poss had tubes tied they cant find anything other than a seperated uterus a 2.1 simple cyst on l ovary r ovary the said could not be seen due to bowel gas but i feel something is really not right im fatigue every day my legs feet swell not huge but swollen for my petite size im nausea alot people say oh your depressed but i take zoloft for my pms and it has never changed my systoms can anyone relate or should i just accept this is my life and deal with it thank you
boop65

Palm City, FL

#9 May 18, 2008
boop65 wrote:
hi, im 43 mother of 5 children been sick most of my adult life noone can tell why so i gave up looking but the last 6 months hav been weird i am in pain always pelvic abdomen lower back missed cycle discharge on and off urine smells weird freqent urge to pee bm is off pain during sex feeling bloated and full all the time i feel pregnant but not poss had tubes tied they cant find anything other than a seperated uterus a 2.1 simple cyst on l ovary r ovary the said could not be seen due to bowel gas but i feel something is really not right im fatigue every day my legs feet swell not huge but swollen for my petite size im nausea alot people say oh your depressed but i take zoloft for my pms and it has never changed my systoms can anyone relate or should i just accept this is my life and deal with it thank you
hello
help me

United States

#10 Nov 9, 2008
hi , i am 19 and in the last 2 yrs i have had frquent urination, bloating in my lower abdomen and pain in my lower back which isnt as frequent . last yr i had a pap smear, urine test and an ultra sound which all came bac negative... my urine is sometimes clear and smells like i am taking antibiotics which im not and other times it jus has no smell .. i have checked online and the closest disease to my symptoms is dreadful ovarian cancer . sonya or anyone that has been diagnosed or knows alot about this disease let me know what u think
Serena

Ada, OK

#11 Mar 24, 2009
Hi, I am a 27 year old female with a previous history of lymph swelling and hypothyroidism. I was completly healthy, until a year ago when I started having signifigant swelling in my lymph nodes, since then I have been diagnosed with Hoshimoto's and have had 3 surgerys, including bone marrow biopsy, to rule out lymphoma.
Fast forward to now. I have had a change in bowel habits daily and have signifigant pain on the left ovary. I have all the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Including swelling in the abdomen and pressure, like someone is pushing on my bladder. I have signifigant fatigue which we thought would subside with the thyroid problem but it has not. I work in the medical field and have fealt since the beginning of this that I have cancer somewhere. It sounds peculiar but I just feeel that way. Every doctor I have been to always suggest cancer but can't seem to find the right one.
Anyone have the same problem? Can anyone HELP!!!
I need it.
Thank You
worried

Ireland

#12 May 28, 2009
hey the last 4 months i have been having terrible pains in my pelvic area i get pains worse when i need to urinate , i have lower back ache, stomach pain , it all started with back ache and my periods lasted 2 weeks.. now my periods seem to be back to normal im on doxicycline for pid but i think there is more to this could i have cancer i have 4 small kids im very worried im 31 , any ideas would be great i have a scan in 2 weeks time but waiting is driving me mad ..
worried

Ireland

#13 May 28, 2009
and thanks :=)
confused

Dublin, Ireland

#14 May 29, 2009
lost
jules

United States

#15 Apr 12, 2010
Sounds like you have irrritable bowel syndrome..(IBS)
Rubie wrote:
I am 30 years old and am a little worried...I was intimate with my husband and yelled out in pain a couple of weeks ago on my right side...My BM have changed--I get diarrhea and the next day I'll be constipated...I don't understand...I am noticing more and more that I am bloated often (my clothes sometimes are uncomfortable to wear) I've even had other people ask me if I was pregnant (I am the mother of a 5 and 4 year old) I am also very tired all the time...About 6 months ago I had a ruptured ovarian cyst..I had a transvaginal ultrasound done and they noticed that I had several other ovarian cysts on the left side, I went to my OB/GYN and he was like, I don't understand why you are getting these cysts you have been on birth control...Should I get a second opinion or should I ask him if he will do the CA-125????
jules

United States

#16 Apr 12, 2010
sounds like you have ibs -- irritable bowel syndrome
tina

Laceys Spring, AL

#17 Jun 9, 2010
9 years ago i had a stage 2 dysplasia,my doctor froze my cervix and i had no more problems till now. i have frequent ovarian cysts that are very painful. also the last 3 times i had sex i have bled alot. i have been bleeding for 9 days straight. i am passing blood clots and my blood is a bright red color even now 9 days later. please tell me. been to hospital twice this month and say nothing is abnormal with any test they run.
Cady

Marysville, WA

#18 Jul 4, 2010
Starting in March of this year, I've been having more and more problems with my body. It started with irregular menstral cycles, ranging between zero to two periods a month. For the past month, though it may be longer, I've been having pain during intercourse, for three weeks now, I've been getting dizzy spells daily lasting 4-6 hours. I've also been having headaches every day, and experiencing nausea throughout the day every day for three weeks, and constant dehydration. My bowels are different than usual, and though I've been eating healthier and keeping fit, my stomach is growing larger. I am tired all the time starting a half an hour to an hour after I wake up. My lower back is in constant pain. I am 100% certain I am not pregnant. When I threw up blood yesterday I went to the hospital and they ran some tests. They told me they weren't specialists and couldn't run the right tests. They told me to see an Oncolgist. I could tell there was something they weren't telling me, and they all seemed really worried. I my cycle started a few days ago and I've been seeing blood clots the whole time, which has been a trend for a couple of months before this. Am I overthinking this or could I have ovarian cancer? someone please help me, I'm scared and I don't know what to do or where to turn.
Brooks

New Plymouth, New Zealand

#19 Feb 17, 2011
Hi
I am a 39 year old Women, I have 2 children.
I have most of my life had irregular periods and was Diagonised with Poly cystic many years ago...I have had 3 miscarriages but am fortunate enough to have my 2 beaut kids.....
In the last 18 months, my periods have gone from bad to worse,,at present I am having them almost every 2-3 weeks and they are VERY heavy..I have a dull pain in my lower back and have sore ovulation pains alot......I am booked in for a scan..but does anyone know what I am talking about? I am afraid it could be the C word......My Mother had to have a hysterectomy due to cervical issues.....uummm anyone?
worried

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Mar 28, 2011
I am 29 years old...i have had surgery on my ovaries to remove cyst twice. For the last 4 days i have had terrible lower back pain along w pain in my cerevix and today i was getting shooting pain thru my anus to the point of not being able to sit down! Any thoughts

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