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skylar7
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Around mid November i had extreme bloating. It was really bad and came on randomly. I have had this once before back in May, accompanied by lower abdominal pains due to being constipated. One visit to the doctor, and he prescribed me something that helps with constipation/bloating/constipation pain, and within 5 days all bloating and pain was gone, and i never once experienced this again until November. In December i found out i was pregnant, and went to the ER due to some really bad lower abdominal/pelvic pain, and really bad back pain. During this visit, they took a urine sample, which came back with +2 blood in the urine. The doctor at the time said i had blood in my urine because i was pregnant. About a week after the ER visit, i went to the ER again due to cramping and bleeding, and i had a miscarriage. My urine test results from the ER came back testing negative for everything they test for, i.e. protein in urine and all that stuff, so that rules out all infections, and i thought maybe my symptoms were due to pregnancy, but i am not pregnant anymore, and the symptoms still remain.The bloating/constipation actually seemed to subside during my pregnancy, but since i miscarried it has come back. A transvaginal ultra sound during my ER visit did show that i had a cyst, but they said that it was very small, and they did not see it as any cause of concern as they are very common during pregnancy, and usually disappear on their own. I went back to a doctor a few days ago, as the blood in the urine has been in the back of my mind, and the other symptoms are still present. I assumed that if blood in the urine was due to early miscarriage bleeding, it would be gone by now seems it has been over a week or so, and sure enough, i still have blood in my urine and tested negative for all the stuff that shows some sort of infection. I went to one of those urgent care places which i feel was a complete waste of time seems he prescribed me meds for a UTI, and my urinalysis was negative for nitrites, but i feel they felt they have to give me something. A few days ago i had my well woman exam, so i told my OB about the urinary symptoms and she has ordered a urine test and urine culture. I feel a complete idiot, but i never thought to mention the constipation/bloating/back pain to my OBGYN, as i was thinking of going to a gastroenologist to see if i was having some digestion issues, but then yesterday i started looking further into my symptoms, and i have every symptom of ovarian cancer. I am in no way saying i have cancer, but i do have symptoms that are very worrisome to me. The problem is, due to my age, pregnancy, and then sadly after miscarriage, i feel that all doctors i see are relating my symptoms to those things, and i really do feel that it could be a problem they are overlooking. I am not sure if i should wait for my OBGYN to get back to me with the urine results, and for me to bring up my other symtpoms, or whether i should go to a GP. My back pain is really bad today, and i feel sharp pains every now and then in my pelvic area, mostly on the left side, and sometimes on the right. I have increased gas, my urination issue are still present, a little bloating, tiredness, feeling full very quickley, and nauseous. I am so scared, and i want to find out what the issue is fast, and my OBGYN said it make take a few days to get the urine culture testing back, but i really don't want to wait any longer. My back pain is just so bad. I was wondering if anyone else had these symptoms? I have not found anything on the internet that says blood in urine is a sign of ovarian cancer, and the blood is not visible, it is a very small amount only seen under a microscope, but all the other symptoms worry me a lot, and i was wondering if anyone else experienced something similar?

bananaboat
Posts: 4
Joined: Jan 2012

Skylar, yes my loved one, had blood in her urine and most of the symptoms you mention, go to ER and don,t let anyone fob you off, it may be nothing serious, but its your health and ovarian cancer grow rapidly.  I wish you well and pray that it is not anything serious.

 

 

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Alexandra
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Joined: Jul 2012

Sorry about your troubles. I didn't have any blood in urine before or after diagnosed with ovarian cancer. I think blood in urine points to bladder or kindey issues.

Don't panic, go to the ER, describe ALL symptoms, ask for CA125 blood test and abdominal / pelvic CT scan.

Good luck!

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lovesanimals
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Joined: Sep 2011

I had microscopic blood in my urine that was unrelated to my ovarian cancer and turned out to be not serious.  My primary doc referred me to a urologist who checked out my bladder via a cystoscopy which wasn't bad at all for me.  Very often, the underlying reason for the blood isn't serious but your primary doc or urologist should confirm that.

Best wishes to you,

Kelly

 

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lovesanimals
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Joined: Sep 2011

I meant to tell you that I am so sorry about your miscarriage.

Hugs,

Kelly

skylar7
Posts: 4
Joined: Jan 2014

Thank you all for all the support. The blood in the urne really scares me seems i tested negative for all infections, and they are most always detected on a urinalysis. Blood in urine is also a sign of bladder cancer, which also really scares me, but i have pretty much every symptom of ovarian. I am only 24, so i know ovarian in people my age is very rare, but not completely uncommon. Were all of your cancers pretty advanced? I am concerned that if these symptoms are due to ovarian cancer, they are only showing now as it is very advanced, and it just really scares me. I am still waiting on my OBGYN to get back to me, but she still hasn't called with my results from the urine culture. I hope she calls soon, because i just want some answers. I feel like i am falling apart, and have convinced myself i have cancer Cry

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NoTimeForCancer
Posts: 548
Joined: Mar 2013

Skylar, you sound like you are winding yourself up and that is not good.  Just because you have every symptom of a disease does not mean you have that disease.  When you write, "have convinced myself I have cancer", you are doing that without any facts.  Cancer IS scary, no one here will deny it, but allow the time for your doctor to get back to you. 

If you do not trust your OB/GYN then maybe you need to see if there is anyone else you can see.  You have to like and trust your doctor as they have your life in their hands.

Please, try to relax and see what your doctor has to say.  I hope for you that it is not cancer.  I wish you peace.

Sister Mary
Posts: 5
Joined: Jan 2014

Skylar7 - I agree with the others - go to ER, ask for CA125 blood test and a CT scan.  Do not stop asking questions until you get answers.  Nothing against the docs, but at times they lose focus on the fact that they are treating humans and want to shuffle you off to someone else.  i have cancer in my family (ovarian, colon) and it can come on fast and without a lot of warning.  It is also able to be treated if caught early.  Don't stop asking for answers.  Good luck.

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