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Want to know if my symptoms match up

I am a younger individual in my mid-20's.  Ovarian Cancer was not something that had really crossed my radar as something I should think about until recently; I just thought I was too young to have to worry about it.  However, recently I have had a few months of health problems, all related to my abdominal region.  These problems included constipation, bloating, a few back-to-back Urinary Track Infections and very mild to very uncomfortable yeast infections just before I start menstruating, and a slight increase in frictional pain during intercourse.  i am just out of college and don't have easy access to a primary care physician, so when the UTI's began showing up I went to a MedExpress doctor who told me that they were probably connected to constipation and to simply increase the fiber in my diet.  I have taken the advice and have not had another one in the month since, however on any day I have not had a bowel movement I also tend to feel like I have to urinate far more often.  I figured that my body just had not fully recovered from its previous lack of fiber.  I was not worried until recently, when my mother told me that frequent UTI's are a warning sign for Ovarian Cancer.  Just to be safe I looked into it and saw that most of my other issues (issues I did not think were connected to each other) are warning signs for Ovarian Cancer, the only one that does not fit what I have read are the Yeast Infections.  This, coupled with the fact that they all appeared around the same time has made me very afraid.  In light of this I have a few questions. The first:  Is an increase in Yeast Infections a warning sign for Ovarian Cancer?  The second:  If it is Ovarian Cancer, how early a stage would my symptoms suggest?  The third:  are there other possible explanations for these symptoms and their close time proximity to each other?  I do intend to see a doctor about these symptoms, but as before mentioned, I am just out of school and starting my life up so I have not yet found my own primary care physician or gynecologist and am not sure how long it will take before I am able to see one.  Any answers to these questions or advice would be welcome so I can have some idea of what to expect when I do get in to a doctor.
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you have posted to the prostate discussion group and not the one for ovarian cancer....not many on this site have any direct experience with your situation.
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