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Is Ovarian Cancer rare in a 20 year old girl?

Postby crandall » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:01 pm

My girlfriend has been sent for a pelvic xray and I'm very, very worried because she won't ease my worry by telling me what it's for.

Does her doctor suspect cancer or something? She's having irregular periods but she isn't pregnant.

I'm going kinda crazy here I don't know what to think.
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Is Ovarian Cancer rare in a 20 year old girl?

Postby kirkley36 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:07 pm

It's very rare.

The x-ray is to see if there's a physical reason for her irregular periods.
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Postby willesone » Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:23 pm

She is probably getting a pelvic ultrasound, where sound waves are used to get a picture of the uterus and ovaries. The most common cause of irregular periods in young women is ovarian cysts - not cancer. No need to be worried for now.
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