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.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
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.