Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

An ovarian cancer may develop in your body for a long period of time before producing symptoms. In fact, early in the disease, its symptoms are often nonspecific and may be easily taken for other disorders such as digestive problems and bladder disorders.

This makes it early diagnosis of ovarian cancer difficult. Thus, the tumor is often detected late, when it extends to adjacent organs: fallopian tubes, uterus and other organs / distant tissues such as abdomen, liver and intestine. In general, symptoms associated with ovarian cancer are:

  • severe fatigue
  • abdominal discomfort
  • flatulence
  • back pain
  • loss of appetite
  • weight loss or gain
  • frequent urination
  • pelvic pain
  • pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • bowel disorders such as indigestion, gas or bloating
  • nausea and vomiting
  • Increased abdominal size.

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