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Scared I have ovarian cancer

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 29, 2011
  • 11:57 PM

I've always had a fussy stomach and a couple of years ago I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst (I think he said it was just fluid-filled). I developed bladder problems such as frequent urination and feeling like I had to go constantly, and my GYN said it was probably the cyst pressing on the bladder (since I had no UTI). I got the cyst checked regularly for a while but life got away from me and it's been a couple of years; I hadn't had any symptoms beyond what had come to be normal for me and due to various chaotic events it just sort of got pushed aside. I haven't been to a doctor in nearly two years. My periods started changing around a year ago - the cycle is the same length but the amount of bleeding has changed and it starts and stops off and on instead of bleeding steadily.

A few weeks ago I started having weird problems even for me. My stomach constantly aches and feels bloated - at one point I was in bed crying and unable to move. I had to had someone call the doctor for me and act as an intermediary because I couldn't speak without crying. I also have aching and pressure in my pelvic area and my bladder area is sore when touched. Someone bumped into that area last night and it felt like I'd been kicked. I have to pee incessantly but I'm not sure if it's more than usual. My last period ended a few days ago with dark chocolate colored discharge, which I've heard can be normal but has never happened to me.

I turned 28 last week so I know I'm a bit young for ovarian cancer but I'm still freaking out because just because I'm younger than average doesn't mean it's impossible. I'm going to call my gyn on Tuesday but could this be something else?

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  • I've always had a fussy stomach and a couple of years ago I was diagnosed with an ovarian cyst (I think he said it was just fluid-filled). I developed bladder problems such as frequent urination and feeling like I had to go constantly, and my GYN said it was probably the cyst pressing on the bladder (since I had no UTI). I got the cyst checked regularly for a while but life got away from me and it's been a couple of years; I hadn't had any symptoms beyond what had come to be normal for me and due to various chaotic events it just sort of got pushed aside. I haven't been to a doctor in nearly two years. My periods started changing around a year ago - the cycle is the same length but the amount of bleeding has changed and it starts and stops off and on instead of bleeding steadily. A few weeks ago I started having weird problems even for me. My stomach constantly aches and feels bloated - at one point I was in bed crying and unable to move. I had to had someone call the doctor for me and act as an intermediary because I couldn't speak without crying. I also have aching and pressure in my pelvic area and my bladder area is sore when touched. Someone bumped into that area last night and it felt like I'd been kicked. I have to pee incessantly but I'm not sure if it's more than usual. My last period ended a few days ago with dark chocolate colored discharge, which I've heard can be normal but has never happened to me. I turned 28 last week so I know I'm a bit young for ovarian cancer but I'm still freaking out because just because I'm younger than average doesn't mean it's impossible. I'm going to call my gyn on Tuesday but could this be something else?Although I can't relate to you any knowledge or understanding regarding this issue I'd like to post the symptoms for Ovarian Cancer which are these.The ovarian cancer symptoms and signs can be vague but may include abdominal swelling, pressure, or pain, frequent urination or urinary urgency, back pain, leg pain, unusual vaginal bleeding, and feeling full quickly.Ofc, you experience these problems and it can sometimes mean Ovarian Cancer or not. I would strongly recommend going to your doctor (or GYN) And just flat out tell them you think you may have Ovarian cancer and to test for it. To some research as well regarding Ovarian Cancer.. the symptoms, and the treatments to testing that is done for it. A lot of doctors will discount things for less than they seem, and you have to forcefully make them do something.Please see a doctor, even multiple doctors or specialist because this CAN be a serious issue which should be addressed and not shrugged off.
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