I'm having similar problems right now. That feeling of a lump/pressure just to the left and above my belly button, bloating, general discomfort, don't feel good when I eat or when I avoid eating. It can't be my left ovary because I had that removed 4 years ago. I'm thinking it may be an ulcer even though I don't have indigestion. I have an appt. in a couple of weeks. This has been going on for ages and I'm tired of the bloating and aches and pains.
I don't know anything about thyroid or pancreatic issues, but I had a cancerous ovarian cyst 3 years ago. I got it diagnosed by a Dr. after feeling a hard lump in my abdomen for a couple of months. She ruled out pregnancy and other issues that could cause bloating and ordered an ultrasound. Got it out with no problem...except hospital bills.
ONLY a Dr. could tell you, but your dizziness and chest pain sound like they could be heart-related, and the hardness in your midsection could be a cyst, whether cancerous or benign.
Don't be afraid to go to a Dr. to get these things checked out! Most physician's offices offer discounts to people without insurance (I didn't have insurance at the time of my diagnosis), or with very low income. Many cities have health programs for blue collar people, too, that charge fees on a sliding scale, based on your income. Do some research! Get answers! Don't worry!
I'm guessng here: If you find an ob/gyn who has an ultrasound machine in his/her office, then an ultrasound is likely to be less expensive than a CT scan. It's the first step in ruling out ovarian cancer. A CA-125 blood test, notoriously unreliable but frequently used, is another step the doctor might take to rule out ovarian cancer.
Ovca is a pretty rare disease. But you do want to know for sure that you don't have it. And in any event you need to learn what's causing your discomfort.
Good luck and God bless ...
Thanks for all the comments! greatly appreciated annalaura
! I have gone to the doctor. Had some blood work done so far. They tested thyroid, kidneys, liver, sugar, anemia, and cholesterol. The only thin a little elevated was cholesterol. I am still overly bloated with no apetite. I still have all same symptoms only now i am more out of breath than ever ecspecially if I acidently overeat. I have started taking more of my anxiety pills and upped my dose of beta blockers but there not working so I know this is not anxiety I have come to find the white tea i have been drinking is making me dizzy because of the cafeine, didnt think it had much at all?? but at least i have go that under control. However My waist is still growing even though I have been eating less and less.?? everyone thins i am just getting fat. it was at 37 inches before christmas and is now 40?? I measure every few days now and keep a log of what and when i eat. The lump in the middle of my stomach is growing too. I am just tired of the doctors giving run around and all the expensive testing without insurance. I would like to narrow it down to a few things before i get more tests. I go for a gi scope next month. I have done hours of research and have seen similar symptoms for heart problems, gallbladder and ovarian cancer but nothing really helpful. I have mainly read articles from other people who are sick. its really sad. I will definately get and ov. ultrasound done thanks again! god bless
I thought it was a common disease that killed alot of women? I used to watch doctor oz and thought thats what he said. They wont do that ca 125 test either i guess its too expensive. I am suprised to hear ts unreliable. thank you for the great info!
I am sorry to hear about your ovarian problems. Do you remeber your symptoms? glad to hear you beat it!! I did get a good discount from local doc but there tests are limited but its better than nothing!
Ovarian cancer is rare. However, it's often missed until it's spread. So it's more deadly than many other cancers. You should know the symptoms and insist that your doctor rule out ovarian cancer if you have a lot of them. The symptoms are vague and can be indicators of many other diseases. So don't panic if you have them --just be sure to get checked to eliminate that possibility.
I'm a 10-year survivor because my ovca was found early and was curable. Proving there's hope even if you do get it.