• Feeling bloated

    Asked by betty on Sunday, May 12, 2013

    Feeling bloated

    I have Ovarian cancer stage 3 .I had my surgery 1/14/2012 .lately I am feeling like I did before surgery. bloating all the time,not having good bowel movements .and gas..and short of breath.I am thinking it is fluid again.all of that went away after surgery, but I feel that way again.March the first my CA 125 was 27.

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    • derbygirl's Avatar

      I would contact your doctor and speak to him/her about these symptoms. Shortness of breath needs to be addressed as well as the constipation. The CA-125 level can fluctuate and your test result is under 35. It may be nothing to worry about but it's better to have these symptoms checked out by your doctor instead of ignoring them. Take care.

      over 4 years ago
    • c25862's Avatar

      Hi I'm sorry you are feeling that way again. I agree with derbygirl you need to speak to your dr about what is going on. Best of luck to you

      over 4 years ago
    • Kathy's Avatar

      Dear Betty. I bet these latest symptoms are scaring you!! From what I understand the CA 125 can fluctuate. My one doctor described it to me as a number that should be in a certain range that is yours - almost like a radio signal for finding the station. It's best to get this checked out. If the number still goes up perhaps a petscan will be the next step. Try to not sit on this for too long. If its nothing then you can relax and if it is something you will want to nip it in the bud. Hugs to you.

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Sorry you are feeling bloated etc, I know that chemo meds can cause this, but you need to speak to your oncology team to find out what the cause is and how to treat it.

      over 4 years ago
    • kkelly111's Avatar

      First take a breath, now call your Dr. and go see them. Putting your mind to rest seemed to be the first step for me. I have stage 3C and I know how scarey this is, see your doctor and you will feel better.

      over 4 years ago
    • Carol-Charlie's Avatar

      Hey Betty... I would call and make an appointment with your oncologist. It may be nothing, but I'd sure check it out if I were feeling that way again. I was DX Stage IV... and have been cancer free for past 7 + years. I call and find out or go in and check when something feels off.

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      I am an oncology nurse that specializes in gyne cancers and that is indeed suspicious. I am wondering, when you lie down, if you press lightly on your abdomen, do you see a wavelike movement that radiates across your tummy? If you find that indeed you have ascitic fluid build up and they recommend a paraccentesis with the probability of more to come, I would get a pleurex drainage system placed. If you need more information, contact me here and I will be glad to assist. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • Vjp2012's Avatar

      Hi! I am so sorry I hear that you feel icky. Please let your Oncologist know right away. Walking helped my gas and bloating, even just around the dining room table. Hang in there!

      over 4 years ago
    • SpunkyS's Avatar

      By now you have called your MD.
      I had the shortness of breath and needed oxygen until I completed at least my 2nd cycle of chemo. I had 2 lung taps before the chemo kicked in.
      Good luck. Be blessed.

      over 4 years ago

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