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Shit scared of ovarian cancer....

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ThespianTendencies Fri 10-Aug-18 22:13:49

I posted here last week sometime as I have had continual abdominal bloating (3 weeks or so) and have been weeing like I'm going for some Olympic record. My pelvis area feels like a period is about to happen but no other signs of that. I went to the docs today as I was so worried and had googled symptoms after being told on here that it is a symptom. Anyone else had this and had there fears allayed? I am feeling sick with worry. Had urine test today which proved no UTI and bloods Monday and then a scan when an appt is available in couple of weeks prob.

dontquit Fri 10-Aug-18 22:31:46

Family history of ovarian ca here. You're right these are symptoms but also could be any number of different things. What age are you? Are you menopausal/perimenopausal/pregnant?? Change in hormones can cause your symptoms too or cysts/ fibroids etc
Make sure they test ca125 blood test as this is the tumor marker for ovarian ca. It's not fully reliable but neither is a pelvic ultrasound and at least if it's raised they will prob rush the scan and book a ct/mri instead of ultrasound which would give better images.
My mother had similar symptoms for months before the Gp checked ca125 level. Her ultrasound showed nothing untoward

ThespianTendencies Fri 10-Aug-18 22:37:57

dontquit thank you for answering. I am almost 53. She took me seriously today and I have bloods on Mon and emergency/urgent scan for ASAP. I find it so frightening. My children have already lost their Dad and I cannot afford to get ill. Every bloody internet search flags up cancer! I am so worried.

ragged Sat 11-Aug-18 21:24:12

"Every search" will also flag up IBS, Crohns, colitis, eating certain foods, trapped wind, gallstones, gastroparesis...

ThespianTendencies Sat 11-Aug-18 22:02:15

Yes ragged but I don't have any of the other sumptoms of those I don;t think.

ragged Sun 12-Aug-18 05:11:12

Let us know what you find out. I like to know how these threads turn out.

Emerald13 Sun 12-Aug-18 06:00:02

I think Thespian that you worry so much! Ovarian cancer isn’t too common and I don’t think that your symptoms indicate something like that. It sounds like peri too me! smile

AgathaRaisonDetra Sun 12-Aug-18 06:11:21

Let us know what you find out. I like to know how these threads turn out.


ThespianTendencies Sun 12-Aug-18 08:54:24

emerald I do hope you’re right. I tell you what though, if it’s all good news I’m going to eat the cake, drink the wine and spend the proverbial money! 🎉

ragged Sun 12-Aug-18 10:24:58

people post these types of threads all the time & never update. We only get the worried scared uncertain start of the story.

ThespianTendencies Sun 12-Aug-18 11:20:31

I’ll update x

swingofthings Sun 12-Aug-18 12:43:08

The problem is that the menopause comes with terrible health anxieties at the same time than an increase in symptoms and awareness. Over the winter, I was absolutely convinced that I was dying of cancer because of the symptoms I experienced. I got all tests done and was fine and as I gained more understanding of how the meno was affecting me, the symptoms, although still there, had lessened, mainly because they didn't trigger a major stress and anxiety attack.

You are right though, when you get the whole clear, it really makes you reconsider your life. Maybe that's why a common aftermath of the going through the menopause is to not care half as much about little things and what other people think, you're just over the moon to be on the other side and enjoying life.

It's a horrible time to be in that limbo so I hope you get quick reassurance.

ThespianTendencies Sun 12-Aug-18 13:13:53

swingofthings. Can I ask what symptoms you experienced? Your post has given me temporary peace of mind, so Thankyou

ThespianTendencies Mon 20-Aug-18 23:05:24

ragged - Ihave had blood tests and today I had my scan. I'm pretty sure it is nothing serious. I feel better and my symptoms have eased up considerably.

poppym12 Mon 20-Aug-18 23:08:52

I feel like this but hadn't realised it could be anything other than perimenopause due to my age and other stuff going on.

Kahlua4me Tue 21-Aug-18 08:23:47

I went through this last year, all the symptoms etc and was convinced it was cancer.

Turns out I am perimenopausal and nothing life threatening going on! I fluctuate with bloating and all sorts of symptoms now, the main one being health anxiety and the worry of staying alive.

Wishing you well.

motortroll Tue 21-Aug-18 08:40:37

I didn't know health anxiety was a thing with perimenopause....things becoming clearer!!

Hope all is well op x

vikingwoman Tue 21-Aug-18 19:02:01

Reassuring that health anxiety is a thing. I'm 51, still getting periods, and increased my anti-depressants last week due to increased anxiety. Glad to hear you are feeling better ThespianTendencies.

ThespianTendencies Tue 21-Aug-18 21:27:42

vikingwoman thank you smile

Kahlua4me Sat 20-Oct-18 21:08:38

ThespianTendencies how are you feeling now? Did you get your results?

I hope you are doing ok.

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Sat 20-Oct-18 21:15:43

I feel like this sat the moment. Feeling bloated all the time & like I'm pre-menstural forever. Mood swings. And brain fog. I'm only in my early 40's though - could it be Peri do you think?

Kahlua4me Sat 20-Oct-18 21:36:43

Could well be perimenopause. I suffer with all sorts of symptoms and constantly think I must be terminal. I have had so many tests and all were negative. Am now trying to manage them, and my health anxiety, by reassuring myself that I do know what it is and it shall pass!

It is best to see your gp though to get checked, especially as it has just started.

Emerald13 Sat 20-Oct-18 23:54:22

The same here! I was convinced that I had a terminal disease until I diagnosed with early meno a year ago. Try not to worry so much!

whatisforteamum Sun 21-Oct-18 22:17:41

Same here OP.was gp on Friday random tum pains back ache mother battled stage 4 ovarian cancer twice.I have CA125 test.fri.Sure its.been a virus or menopause.

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