ovarian cancer diagnosis can only be made after the surgical removal of the ovaries with an evaluation microscopically.
From your description, it sounds like you have a normal imaging study of the gyn organs and the recommendation is for an evaluation of your GI tract to see if this is the reason for your discomfort is reasonable.
Ultimately if your discomfort persists after a normal work up, you need to see your doctor again for a follow up exam.
Thank you doctor,
I have had my colonoscopy and that was clear, I have another appt with the gyn/urol on the 18th, but my symptoms are worsening I believe. I have the discomfort across my pelvic area almost everyday all day. I have the symptom of not eating and feeling full all the time - I eat one time a day and I am contend and that was never me before. I have bloating some of the time. I have been just told there are no masses or tumors and everything you read about mentions tumors-so I was confused. I realize that cancer cannot be diagnoised without a biopsy, but I just wondered if it is not seen inthe form of a tumor is it not cancer-since the first doctor seemed to be relaying on that vaignal exam and the ultrasound results. Thanks again
diagnostic laparoscopy would be the next step. if normal, you may have irritable bowel syndrome
I have to go to the next appt and see what this dr wants to do. I have read that a laparoscopy should be done by a gyn/onc because of the chance of spreading cancer if that is what it is. I don't want to tak any more chances and I don't want this dr to start surgery, I think I will go to him and if he suspects with my symptoms getting worse. to have him refer me to a gyn/onc. I am suspecting he will order some test ultrasound of the stomach and bloodwork .
It is very comfroting to know there is a dr out there that will help try to calm us. I was just really trying to determine if all ovarian cancer is in the form of a tumor or mass. Since I have told there were no abnormalties to the two ultrasounds and neither dr found anything.