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Every so often my stomach distends massively and painfully. My abdomen increases in circumference by about 10 inches. It doesn't appear to have any relation to what I have eaten, although it is more likely to happen if I've let myself get too hungry. I had my gallbladder removed about 18 months ago, so not gallstones.
I did see my GP, he asked me about flatulence ( ) and gave me buscopan, which has made no difference whatsoever.
You will not be wasting GPs time, you are concerned, and rightfully so, about your health. Hopefully you're suffering from serious indigestion and nothing more sinister but the sooner it's diagnosed, whatever it is, the better the outcome. Insist on CA125 blood test, please.
With ovarian cancer the tummy keeps swelling till it looks like 6 months pregnant and is fluid, not wind, which has to be drained.
But it is essential you are tested to rule it out. My DD had a scan and they found a lump, but were convinced it was not a tumour just a cyst. She had to wait 6 weeks and have another scan and it had shrunk to a dot. It was only a cyst, but she didn't have a bloated tummy.
They found a cyst on one of your ovaries, so they should be scanning you again to see if grown or shrunk/disappeared.