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Who diagnosed your ovarian cancer? I am so frustrated! Please help

skylar7
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I posted recently in this forum about some issues i have had recently, and i was waiting on results from my well woman exam, and then i was going to discuss the issues i have been having with my OBGYN. I sent the doctors office a message online, seems you can send it directly to your doctors office (their phone system takes forever), and i told her some of my symptoms and how i was a little concerned. She came back and said it sounds like constipation, and recommended some laxatives. I am constipated, but i am certain it is not due to constipation. I have been consipated before, and never had back pain, a pelvic tugging feeling, urgency/frequency with urination, and bloating along with it. I also told her i was concerned it might be due to the ovarian cyst i had. Aren't OBGYN's supposed to see if cysts are cancerous, and make sure they are shrinking not growing? I feel completely ignored and unimportant. It is hard enough finding a doctor you like, especially something so personal as an OBGYN, and someone you are trusting to deliver your baby. I also asked when my test results would be back and she said she had them already and told me my urine all came back normal (which is weird seems the day before the urgent care place told me i had microscopic blood in my urine), and my pap was slightly abnormal and needs to be repeated in 6 months (This is nothing new as i had an abnormal one before). I was wondering who diagnosed your ovarian cancer? Was it your GP or OBGYN? She seems really nice in person, and everyone gives her really good reviews which is why i went to her in the first place, but why did they not call to tell me my results? And would she not look further into my symptoms being that they are all symptoms of ovarian cancer? I can't help but sit here and cry. I am no closer to finding out what is causing all of my issues. She just told me if my smyptoms continued to see my GP.

 

 

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Alexandra
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as a result of pelvic / abdominal CT scan and CA125 blood test.

Ovarian adenocarcinoma Dx confirmed by cytology of ascites fluid.

 

skylar7
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Joined: Jan 2014

Do you think i should go to a GP, or get a new OBGYN? I feel neglected 

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Alexandra
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Joined: Jul 2012

Earlier I mentioned abdominal / pelvic CT scan, because it's the best tool available outside of exploratory surgery and pathology. GP and GYN tend to send you for pelvic or transvaginal ultrasound and it is not as good as a CT scan. Abnormal PAP is not nothing, it needs to be investigated further to rule out cervical cancer.

If you feel that your doctor (GP or OBGYN) is ignoring you by all means, get a new one. In my experience e-mailing or calling doctors with complaints never worked, you have to come in for an appointment to be taken seriously. However no matter how experienced and caring the doctors are they can not diagnose you based on symptoms alone, because your symptoms can be attributed to a number of benign (or malignant) conditions. That's why they order imaging and blood / urine tests. The last thing you should be doing is googling your symptoms and assuming that you have cancer. At your young age and without family history of breast / ovarian cancer it is highly unlikely that you have it.

 

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