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.
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
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.
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.