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    Possible Ovarian Cancer? Advice?

    I'm new to this site, so, hello!

    I might sound like a hypochondriac, but I'm just worried lately that I have ovarian cancer. I'm a relatively new RN and I remembered some of the symptoms from school and how they can be vague. Then I started Googling things and got even more nervous. So, I guess I just want to know what your symptoms were and the tests that were run. Also, treatments that you went through. I know some things about it, but it's still good to get other's perspectives. I have an appointment with my GYN Nov. 8, but it's so hard to just sit and wait when you think something is wrong with your body. So, any info you guys have or advice would be great!

    My symptoms are as follows: increased gas/indigestion, increased abdominal girth/bloating, weight gain, fatigue, occasional night sweats, getting full easy when eating, lower back pain, urinating more often than usual, sometimes I get these mild cramps in my pelvic region.

    Thanks!

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    Howdy.. I'm
    New here too... you just gotta hang in there and go see your doctor... all you can do.. please try not to worry yourself to death... the symptoms are so vauge.. it's good your on top of what's going on in your body.. just try not to freak out..k 😊 Hope you come back to give an 'all clear!' 😊❤️

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    Number 1 rule - stop Googling. Google never went to med school, does not have your medical history, never examined you and is completely missing the human aspect to rationalize looking at all of that including any testing and come up with an actual medical diagnosis.

    Your symptoms are very vague. As a fellow mod as advised on this site before - "There are over 68,000 known human illnesses and conditions"

    it is simple, you need to go see your Dr and work with them to figure out what is going on here.

    Best of luck to you.
    Wife to husband with squamous lung cancer stage 3 b
    dx - April 20/14
    tx started May 20/14 - radiation and chemo
    June 23 - chemo finished
    June 24 - tumor 1/3 the original size
    July 4 - radiation finished
    July 8 - PET scan shows tumor almost gone, lymph nodes back to normal
    Married July 19/14
    Sept 9/14 - repeat can shows tumor continues to shrink more, no new spots. New coughing and pain due to chest infection or side effect of radiation.
    Sept 19/14 - not infection but pneumonitis, place on dex for 4 weeks
    Oct 22/14 - now off of dex and facing even more symptoms of withdrawal
    Dec 16/14 - pretty much nothing left but a scar
    April 7/15 - ditto scan and screw you stats
    Oct 6/15 - more scarring but still cancer still gone
    Feb 2016 -scan the same
    Aug 2016 - more of the same
    Aug 2017 - and ditto
    Aug 2018 - 4 yrs NED

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    Hi Cobri. I have had all of those symptoms for the last 30 years. You don't say how old you are but as we get older our bodies get more cantankerous, as you undoubtedly know from your medical training.

    Focus on other things while you wait for your appointment.

 

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