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    Old 02-21-2017, 01:22 PM   #1
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    Extremely scared that I might have ovarian cancer.

    Hello everyone, I am a 43 year old woman who has had bloating and fatigue for around 8-9 months.
    I have been seeing my GP who prescribed me Prozac telling me I am stressed.
    Recently my liver function tests are very high too and my urine has lots of protein in it evertime.
    Then 3 months ago after being spot on, I stopped having periods and literally felt pregnant, ( severe sickness, tender breasts, peeing really often with moderate cramps which have all remainec), so doctor again thought me "stressed", since Pg tests were negative.
    Then a month ago I started getting bad pelvic pains, then groin crease pains, so I paid for my own ultrasound, which showed a 4.5cm septated cyst on one ovary but no free fluid?
    I am seeing gyn next week but in the past two weeks I've started with bad kidney pains, a terrible pain in my shoulder blade, shooting pains in my rectum and small bouts of fainting.
    I know you can read too much on the internet but with a close family history of ovarian cancer and womb cancer, I can't help worrying that my symptoms seem like advanced stage ovarian cancer. My stomach looks heavily pregnant!
    I have 6 children and am just so very scared.

     
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    Old 02-22-2017, 04:10 PM   #2
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    Re: Extremely scared that I might have ovarian cancer.

    I hope you soon get the answers you need. I'm an ovarian cancer survivor, so I know about the worry you're going through.

     
    Old 02-23-2017, 05:28 AM   #3
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    Re: Extremely scared that I might have ovarian cancer.

    I'm sorry you're dealing with this. I had a 9.5cm complex / septated cyst. It ended up being benign as is the case for most ovarian cysts. Have you by any chance had genetic testing done? If there is a possibility of ovarian cancer, you will want to see a gynecologic oncologist. I wish you the best in getting proper treatment.

     
    Old 02-23-2017, 09:10 AM   #4
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    Re: Extremely scared that I might have ovarian cancer.

    Thanks Froodie and StLouisgal, I very much appreciate your replies. It is so awful to think of anyone else suffering this sickening worry and pain.
    It's the waiting and not knowing that's the hardest to cope with, more so than the very bad pain!
    I haven't had genetic testing because I didn't even know about it until this started, but my Grandmother and Aunty ( on two different sides of my family) both died from ovarian cancer, and there are also a few linked cancers present in the family history, hence my worry.
    I have today discovered a very painful breast lump also, my breasts have been very tender since my periods stopped due to the cyst.
    I kind of know that I'm blowing everything out of proportion due to this constant worry, but I'm obviously now worrying that this lump is the cancer spreading. It seems so unfair that when time is of the essence that there is all of this waiting around to be seen by a specialist.
    I have nobody that I can talk to, so thank you both for your responses. X

     
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    Old 02-23-2017, 03:24 PM   #5
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    Re: Extremely scared that I might have ovarian cancer.

    My cancer is not genetic. There are many different types of ovarian cancer, many of which are not genetic.

     
    Old 02-23-2017, 04:53 PM   #6
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    Re: Extremely scared that I might have ovarian cancer.

    I'm so sorry you're going through this. I had an ovarian cancer scare over the summer (ended up being a hemorrhagic cyst) Please keep us posted on your situation. There are many, many cysts that are benign so the odds are in your favor. My thoughts are with you.

     
    Old 02-24-2017, 06:43 AM   #7
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    Re: Extremely scared that I might have ovarian cancer.

    Froodie, I really hope everything is going well for you now.
    Stgrl, thanks for your supportive message. I will come back and update this post.

     
    Old 02-25-2017, 06:51 AM   #8
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    Re: Extremely scared that I might have ovarian cancer.

    I'm very well thanks and disease free. I had a full hysterectomy, including ovaries and I've had no problems since.

    I wish you well Suewoo and I hope you get the answers you need very soon.

     
    Old 03-14-2017, 05:10 PM   #9
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    How are you doing Suewoo?
    Going through same thing

     
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