Ovarian Cancer

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Please can anyone inform me if Ovarian Cancer can be diagnosed with an internal examination? The doctor gave me an internal and felt around my vagina and then inserted a paddle like object that showed the results on a large sort of tv screen?? Could OC be detected this way or would I need a blood test? Regards

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    Hi, its normal when they do an ovarian ultrasound, to do an internal one as well. If your Dr hasn't mentioned seeing anything abnormal, don't worry, they do sometimes do a blood test to see if your levels are elevated. You may have an ovarian cyst which he felt, so did the ultrasound to have a better look.

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      Hi, would the test I had with the paddle like object be to check for ovarian cancer? I should have asked at the time but I was in so much pain my mnd was a blank. I never saw the gynae for OC but my doc referred me as I was having pain in my urethra.

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      J

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