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Good evening, I am Dr Ruff, thank you for contacting us this evening.
Can I ask if you are male/female? your age?
And how long have you had these symptoms - could you tell me more about how long you have had these symptoms and how long you have had them for? thanks
Thank you for your response - and have they suggested any management of these symptoms?
And are you experiencing constipation?
Okay thank you.
So this is a little tricky given the symptoms you describe. If you are having back pain with leg pain then it would suggest the back is the primary cause to this. Therefore this suggests more of a musculo skeletal issue and therefore would be worth getting a physiotherapist to examine you.
The abdominal mass should always be taken seriously, and I am a little hesitant regarding this as if you are not experiencing constipation then this should not be palpable.
I would therefore ask for a physio, but also ask to investigate this abdominal bloating, more importantly with an urgent pelvic ultrasound scan to check that this is nothing to do with your ovaries. A blood test would also be quite useful.
I would go back and re-discuss this with your doctor if at all possible.
No problem. Ovaries can develop cysts which can cause abdominal bloating, but also if large enough you would be able to feel them on examination. Ultrasound is a good way of imaging them. But also a blood test to ensure there are no raised markers which would help exclude any sinister causes.
Yes, but this would need to include a marker called Ca125 - your GP would know what to request though
No, this is a specific blood test if you are investigating ovaries as a potential cause to abdominal bloating.
my pleasure, take care.