I've had chronic pain x10yrs following car accident, spine fusion, etc... Had bloated abdomen &constipation 8m ago; ER resolved w/ 2 enemas. Bloating decreased but not completely. Bloat returned Dec2012, worse Jan 2013. OTC meds didn't work, nor did enemas. Saw new PCP 020813...Found out 021213 from CAT scan i have ovarian cancer. Saw gyn oncologist 021513 who confirms diagnosis.
While still constipated, bloating went down alot just before gyn onc appt; he doesn't seem to believe i haven't moved bowels this month. I also read that bloating resolves as cancer spreads. Gyn onc is out all this week; wants to do surgery next week... someone's said schedule soonest is 031613.... based on cat scan, i suspect I've got stage III, perhaps IV. I'm alone and scared. I'm 49 and have none of the risk factors... i have a 14cm x 8cm mixed consistency complex mass @ right ovary obstructing view of bowels & w/ possible peritoneal implants near diaphragm w/ ascites at both locations. I'm having difficulty trying to accept diagnosis.... is it possible the surgeon will open me up and do nothing if it's too much? Will I even have a chance to fight this? Any feedback is appreciated ..... kirstin
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.