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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

I am 53 years old, don't have periods any more and I started to bleed after sex and exercise and noticed a smell, also have a heavy bloated feeling and period type niggles in my lower tummy.   I went to doctor thinking I had infection,  was given a smear and sent for ultrasound, which came back normal but doctor referred me to gynea who is performing a biopsy next week..  I am now concerned he thinks I have cancer..  are my symptoms similar to ovarian  cancer symptoms
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If your pelvic ultrasound was unremarkable, it is unlikely that you have ovarian cancer. Usually ovarian cancer presents with complex cystic masses. Diagnostic considerations of postmenopausal bleeding include vaginal atrophy, endometrial atrophy, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial cancer, endometrial polyp, and medications. Good luck with the biopsy.
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Thank you,  i will let you know the outcome...
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As the previous poster stated, post-menopausal bleeding is not always something serious like cancer. In fact, in the early post-meno years, it is oftentimes determined to be nothing more than sporadic ovarian activity. The ovaries produce health-promoting hormones our whole lives; they do not shut down at menopause.

Let us know what you find out.
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Thank you, that has helped .. will let you know the outcome
973741 tn?1342342773
Were you able to get any results to share?  How are you?
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no not yet,  2 weeks apparently which will be this Friday,  i presume if it is cancer they will contact me sooner than the follow up appt expected in 6 weeks  
20894306 tn?1582104858
Hi there, I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I'm curious to know if you have any family history of ovarian or breast cancer because a small percentage of ovarian cancers are caused by gene mutations you inherit from your parents.
Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:

- Abdominal bloating or swelling
- Quickly feeling full when eating
- Weight loss
- Discomfort in the pelvis area
- Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
- A frequent need to urinate
Btw have you got your results? Was it cancer or just a normal infection? I hope you're doing well.
Best wishes!
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