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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I've been suffering with pains in my pelvic area and irregular periods (am on cerazette for last 4 months) along with diarrhoea for the last couople of months. I have seen my gp and they are sending me for a colonoscopy just to check whats going on. I'm slightly worried though as I've just read that these symptoms can be due to ovarian cancer. I had a abdominal ultrasound done about 12 weeks ago and they checked my ovaries and found a small cyst on one. Should I be worried about ovarian cancer or does the ultrasound rule this out?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   give me a min please i am going thru your query
User :   ok
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   35
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well now to begin with since you do have a history of cyst it most probably is that
Doctor :   have you lost weight recently ?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any opther medical problem you have ?
User :   acid reflux
Doctor :   ok now let me explain
Doctor :   what you MIGHT be having is a condition called as poly cystic ovarian disease
Doctor :   thats more like it
Doctor :   and NOT cancer
User :   does the ultrasound rule out cancer?
Doctor :   cancer will not present like that
Doctor :   you will have severe weight loss and constant pain
User :   i was told that it could cause pelvic pain, irregular periods and diarrahoe amongs other things. that's what worried me. would polycystic ovarian disease cause my symptoms?
Doctor :   also cancer does not disrupts your menstural cycle
User :   ok, but the ultrasound would have definately showed up something if it was cancer wouldn't it?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it will show a mass
User :   thank you so much for your help, it has put my mind at ease over the cancer thing. I will calm down a bit now! So the Polycystic thing can cause diarrhoea?
Doctor :   it can cause diarrhea
User :   so i shouldn;t worry?
Doctor :   dont worry
User :   thank you very much :-)
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