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Feeling bloated, nausea. Not pregnant. Chances of ovarian cancer? Family history of cancer

i am 24 and not pregnant
for a couple of weeks now i have been waking up with nausea and a strange feeling in my lower abdomen-as if there is jelly or water in it.
the feeling in the stomch disappears after about an hour
the nausea keeps until i eat something
what can it be?
can it be related to ovarian cancer? my grandmother had it and i remember she felt there is somethig strange in her stomch
thank you
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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OBGYN 's  Response
Hi, I hope these words to be usefull to you.
Unfortunately ovarian cancer presents in a late stage by non specific gastrointestinal symptoms like what you mentioned, so your are very clever to suspect such thing.
Since you have a family history of ovarian cancer, I will give you the recommendations for management of women with high risk of ovarian cancer:
1- counseling with a geneticist and genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.
2- screening by transvaginal ultrasound every 6-12 months.
3- taking combined oral contraceptive pills as long as you don't wish to get pregnant.
4- if the risk is well documented, you can surgically remove your ovaries once you have completed your family.
5- annual mammography is also recommended after age 30.
At the end I wish you the best of luck and good health.
Dr. Ahmed Bahaa.
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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