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Should I be worried about Ovarian Cancer at 24?

I am 24 years old and I started my period when I was 10 years old. I understand that I am at a higher risk for ovarian cancer. At the beginning of the year I went for my normal pap and my doctor found something interesting on my ovary I also got a pelvic exam and they found a cyst. The next time they did a follow up and it was gone my question is am I at risk for ovarian cancer at my age? Also, should I request another pelvic exam? It has been almost a year since the last one that I received. Thanks!
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replied December 1st, 2014
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am glad to help you out.

I understand that you have ovarian cysts. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs that can form in the ovaries. They are common in child bearing age. Mostly they are symptomless But Ovarian cysts can, however, cause problems if they twist, bleed, or rupture. Most ovarian cysts will go away on their own.

Ovarian cancer warning signs include ongoing pain or cramps in the belly or back, abnormal vaginal bleeding, nausea, and bloating. If you are not having any such symptoms, chances of ovarian cancer is less.

I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.
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