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Hi, extremely stressed, so any help would be much appreciated.

Just before Christmas I had an ultrasound of my ovaries (external) and blood tests. All came back clear. My periods had been slightly irregular for a couple of months but nothing to write home about hence the tests.

Now - I had a period in February 2016 and nothing since, other than clear discharge, then yesterday I had some cramping on my left side and slight dark discharge (spotting?)

I'm 47 and definitely not pregnant.

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If you are worried about Ovarian Cancer I do not think you have anything to worry about. First off unless you have the BRCA mutation you have  a 1.4% chance of Ovarian Cancer  in your lifetime. You have even a smaller chance at your age. You do not get symptoms with ovarian cancer until late stages and it would show up on the ultrasound if that was the case.. If you had a clear ultrasound in December you are okay. There are many reasons other than cancer for your period issues. You could be starting perimenopause. Perimenopause can go on for ten years. Stress can cause your periods to get off even stop them. If you are concerned about the period you can see a doctor. Ovarian Cancer until the late stages in mostly painless. The main problem is usually bowel blockage. Anorexia and throwing up are the most common symptom. While you are losing a lot of weight you get a big belly. When they did my ultrasound there was cancer all over the place. I was throwing up all the time. I do have the BRCA gene which makes cancer. Both my aunt and grand mother died of Ovarian cancer. I had cysts on my ovaries and two years later I was full of cancer. They saw it all on the ultrasound.  More than 98%t of ovarian cysts are none cancer. Ovarian cysts in women are very common. Most resolve themselves with out surgery. If you can take something like Ibuprofen that can help with inflammation.
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