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Hi, I have a kind of concern and I want to get your opinion if you don't mind . I have ovarian cyst and the last time I saw my GYN she told me everything is normal and the rest of the issue I have going on is GI related. The last time I saw my GI doctor he gave me some things by prescription to see how I feel. I was doing okay but I didn't get much relief. This Tuesday I'm seeing my GI doctor again because of the symptoms I have which are feelings of bloating and fullness, urgent feeling of urination, nausea, pain in my lower abdomen and weight gain in my stomach. As I came on here to get your suggestion I saw an article on the main page on your website called "ovarian cancer awareness month, what you don't know can kill you" and as I was looking at this page I realized I have most of the symptoms listed there. I want to know such symptoms I have would you think my ovarian cyst is turning to ovarian cancer? Such stomach issue I have going do you think it's still right that I'm seeing a GI doctor for this? Such symptoms I have should I mention it to my GI doctor that I'm going to see this Tuesday? Depend what he tells me would you think I should see my GYN afterwards? Such article on your website would you think is best that I make a printed copy and show it to my GI doctor and my oncologist? Please let me know soon. I'm feeling very worried especially how I'm feeling. I appreciate it.

Thank You,
Melissa

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Maryann Gromisch RN Guide

Hello Melissa6666,

Let's separate the two issues.

What did your gastroenterologist prescribe for you? What has your doctor diagnosed as the cause of your symptoms?

The only way to know if the ovarian cyst has progressed to a cancerous lesion is to do a biopsy. This is something you need to discuss with your gynecologist.

Keep both appointments. Share your concerns with each of the specialists.

Try to relax. You may be worrying yourself to the point of feeling overwhelmed

Regards,

Maryann

September 6, 2013 - 5:08pm
Melissa6666 (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you for your reply. My gastroenterologist prescribed me miralax which was helping me for awhile but now recently it's not helping me in the way it was before. He also prescribed me Reglan but don't see much relief either. As diagnosis my doctor in the beginning was telling me that I have a little bit of irritable bowel syndrome and he gave me dicyclomine in the past also I felt a little better with this. Right now I don't have a diagnosis yet until I see my GI doctor on Tuesday.

Depend what my GI doctor says should I see my GYN afterwards? She is actually monitoring me because of the ovarian cyst I have and she usually does pelvic and transvaginal ultrasound. What I'm wondering is as ovarian cyst if my GYN just does ultrasound and says the cyst is normal and if God forbid by biopsy shows something's wrong can ultrasound show if something's wrong the same way as biopsy does? I'm wondering this because such symptoms I have and having ovarian cyst I'm wondering maybe just by ultrasound is not enough and it can be a possibility of being misdiagnosed, you know what I mean from here?

I am trying to relax I'm mostly scared of how I feel. Next month I'm turning 30 and I'm thinking at my age with ovarian cyst I'm afraid it's turning to ovarian cancer. These are definite that I will mention to my GI doctor. Do you also think I should print out this article I saw on your site about ovarian cancer awareness month and show it to my GI and GYN? Please let me know soon.

Thank You,
Melissa

September 6, 2013 - 8:05pm
Maryann Gromisch RN Guide (reply to Melissa6666)

Hello Melissa,
An ultrasound will show any abnormalities such as a mass.
A sample of cells obtained during a biopsy are examined under a microscope. A pathologist determines if the cells are cancerous or non-cancerous.

There is no need to print out a copy of the article. Your gynecologist is well aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Regards,

Maryann

September 9, 2013 - 5:19pm
Melissa6666 (reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I see okay. First thing I know is tomorrow I'm seeing my gastroenterologist I first have to see what he will say and I'll go from there.

Thank You,
Melissa

September 9, 2013 - 7:13pm
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