Cancer

Question
Posted by: Natasha | 2018/06/13

Q.

Scared that i might have ovarian cancer

Good morning. Im Natasha 22 from south africa I have been checking the internet for symptoms of cancer and i am not sure if i have all of the listed above and i am scared of clinics because nothing good comes out from clinic or hospitals. I am always bloating, i have abdominal pain now and again and when i do have sex the next day my v-line (where i think the ovaries are) will be in pain. And when i touch it it feels swollen or like there is a small hard lump . My discharge is sometimes white and sometimes it is a bit yellow-brownish looking and then sometimes i feel a certain burn in my vagina or an itch . My bladder is always aching and then sometimes i am just fine for weeks and i dont feel anything. Please advise before i go crazy.

Expert's Reply

A.

Cancer expert
- 2018/06/21

Dear Natasha, unless one knows which websites provide correct information, it is always risky to go to just any website on the internet.

There are two main types of pancreatic cancer, namely: pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) - (most common) and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNETs).

Pancreatic cancer sometimes do not have any signs and/or symptoms.

The symptoms of PDAC can be quite vague and may come and go to begin with. Common symptoms include abdominal (tummy) and back pain, unexplained weight loss, and indigestion.

Other symptoms include:

· loss of appetite

· changes to bowel habits – including steatorrhoea (pale, smelly stools that may float), diarrhoea (loose watery stools) or constipation (problems opening your bowels)

· jaundice (yellow skin and eyes, and itching)

· nausea and vomiting (feeling and being sick)

· difficulty swallowing

· recently diagnosed diabetes

My advice is that you make an appointment with you physician as soon as possible so that the necessary tests can be done to put your mind at ease. (MCH).

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

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