My sincere apologies if I am posting in the wrong place.
I have not been diagnosed with ovarian cancer but seem to have a lot of the symptoms. I have been to see my gp today and am now awaiting blood results including CA125.
My reason for posting is because over the last few days I have been struggling to cope with the 'what ifs' and am pretty much constantly in tears. I'm a 38 year old mum of 3 girls and am so scared about my symptoms. ( again, I really am sorry if this is posted in the incorrect place. I know that my results may not be positive for cancer and I don't want to offend those who do have OC).
The symptom that is bothering me the most is pressure in ( I think) my cervix area. The best way I can describe this is it feels similar to the downwards pressure felt in the later stages of pregnancy ( I am definitely not pregnant). In addition to this pressure I have constant back ache, my breasts and under arms are tender ( mid cycle).
Over the last couple of months my bowel habits have changed, going from once a day to three times by lunch. I have pain in my abdomen particularly before a bowel movement. What I pass can vary from soft to diarrhoea ( sorry to mention!)
The other symptom - not sure if it is relevant - is that my periods have changed over the last few months. I will bleed for the first couple of days but then I pretty much pass just lots of a clear watery fluid for the next few days.
My appetite has reduced. I have always craved sugary foods and battled with feeling very tired ( every time I've had bloods taken over the years they have shown iron deficiency anaemia). My sugar cravings have gone.
I need to calm down before my daughters get home from school but it's proving very difficult. My worry is that symptoms only seem to present when things are advanced. The aching in my pelvis / cervix region and back is terrifying me.
I had a smear test yesterday and the nurse said that all looked normal with my cervix.
Any advice or even someone telling me to 'get a grip' may help.
Sorry this is so long x