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Hello, I'm Dr Manos, obgyn. It sounds like you may be menopausal and your ovaries have run out of eggs. Your symptoms, including bloating, can be due to a lack of hormone production by your ovaries. I would recommend a check-up with a gyn to assess your hormone levels and an ultrasound to check the ovaries and whether they are small and inactive. Hormone replacement would be considered but there is lots of conflicting data about safety in the long run. I used to have patients that were on the road and I remember one who drove for a circus and came in every year when there was a lull in her schedule.
Unfortunately, symptoms of ovarian cancer are nonspecific and when the condition is found it is far along. Your symptoms are probably related to the changes in your hormones but, as I said, an ultrasound can assess your ovaries at this point.
It's good that you have the ultrasound scheduled and transvaginal is the best way to assess your uterus and ovaries. A narrow cylindrical probe is inserted in vagina much like a tampon and the sound waves outline the pelvic structures quite well. A picture is worth a thousand words.
I cannot absolutely say that you need the ultrasound asap. It could wait for January. However, peace of mind is something else. How would waiting until January be like concerned about what's going on. The ultrasound can also show the inner lining of the uterine cavity and if it's menopause it would be pencil thin in thickness. The peace of mind is something only you can measure.