This question was answered on Fri 22, Feb 2008 09:00am by Dr Bobby V, MD

ovarian cancer - Severe gas and bloating and also abdominal swelling.

    
Asked by Unregistered on Thu 21, Feb 2008 11:08pm

I have severe gas and bloating, also abdominal swelling. I have pain in my left side which radiates down my leg. I have difficulty breathing . I am worried about this being symptoms of ovarian cancer. I have had ultrasound about 2 years ago. I also had a colonscopy within the last year. I did take fertility meds about 15 years ago

Actions: | Forward |
Answer


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post
Answer by Dr Bobby V, MD  on Fri 22, Feb 2008 09:00am:

Hi, Early ymptoms of ovarian cancer include bloating, abdominal pain, pelvic pain, early satiety (feeling full quickly after beginning a meal), and frequent urination. However, just going by your symptoms, there are many other possibilities which are more likely than ovarian cancer to be the underlying cause in your case. Symptoms similar to yours may be seen in women eith gastro-intestinal infection/infestation (eg giardiasis or amebiasis) along with musculo-skeletal pain radiating down the leg. Obese woman may also present with breathlessness, abdominal swelling and low back pain radiating to the legs. Women with ovarian cysts too may present with distension and pain. You need to undergo a medical evaluation and a few tests. I suggest that you get routine blood works (hemogram, renal function tests, and liver function tests), stool examination, X-ray chest, X-ray of the lumbo-sacral spine, ECG, and an ultrasound of the abdomen. Based on these reports, we can decide on the next course of action. If ovarian involvement is indicated by ultrasound, we can proceed to confirm or refute ovarian cancer. Also, it would be helpful if you could provide additional details about yourself. What is your age? Do you have a family history of breast cancer or ovarian cancer? Do you normally suffer from gastritis, heartburn, or belching? Why did you have a colonoscopy done? Have you got symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (frequent passage of stool, diarrhea, constipation) or inflammatory bowel disease (diarrhea, bloating, pain, blood in stool, fever)? Are you a smoker? Have you had cardiac or chest conditions causing breathlessness before? What is your build (slight, normal, or obese)? DO you have back pain? DO you have children? Have you ever injured your back?

Detailed answer for your question: Available in paid version. - Click to pay.
Second opinion from another doctor: Available in paid version. - Click to pay.
Our doctors provide free answers to your questions. If you are happy with our services, please consider making a donation.
Click the button below to donate.


Please rate my answer (select the stars, no need to log in.)  

Comments:

Comment by admin on Tue 10, Feb 2009 11:19pm:
Visitors to this page have searched for the following keywords: ovarian cancer and spot on liver, severe gas and bloating, abdominal bloating early morning back pain radiation, belching symptom of ovarian, bloat, radiating back pain, constipation, bloated and feeling full frequently, bloated pain in left side and frequent urination, bloating after leep, bloating lumps on stomach breast, bloating on right side and ovarian cancer, can a ovarian cyst cause severe gas and why, feeling tired, bloating, left pelvic pain, frequent severe gas pain, gas and bloated, cancer, gas in chest and liver cancer, gas leg back pain frequent urination, gas ovarian, gas pains ovarian cancer, gastro* ovarian cancer, headache sharp chest pain & abdominal pain, how many stages of prostrate cancer does it have?, i am woman with abdominal gas, i am woman with severe abdominal gas, leaking ovarian cyst gassy feeling, leaking stool and ovarian cancer

Comment by admin on Wed 09, Feb 2011 11:16pm:
Please follow us on Facebook by clicking the like button below

This question is open for comments.  Please share your opinion.

Comments


Name 

Email 

Security code
Enter the text as shown above


E-Mail me when someone replies to this post


 
What users are searching right now on Ask Doctor For Free:

©2011 - Ask Doctor For Free  |  All Rights Reserved
The site is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor or other qualified health professional before starting any new treatment or making any changes to existing treatment. Do not delay seeking or disregard medical advice based on information written by any author on this site. No health questions and information on AskDoctorForFree is regulated or evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and therefore the information should not be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease without the supervision of a medical doctor. Posts made to these forums express the views and opinions of the author, and not the administrators, moderators, or editorial staff and hence AskDoctorForFree and its principals will accept no liabilities or responsibilities for the statements made.

Home | Terms & Conditions | Contact Us | Frequently Asked Questions | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise with us
Stats