In some cases,
ovarian cancer may cause early symptoms. The most common symptoms of
ovarian cancer include:4
- Frequent bloating.
- Pain in your belly or
- Trouble eating, or feeling full
- Urinary problems, such as an urgent need to urinate or
urinating more often than usual.
If you have one or more of these symptoms, and it occurs
almost daily for more than 2 or 3 weeks, talk with your doctor.
These symptoms are common for some women. They may not mean that you
have ovarian cancer. But the early symptoms of ovarian cancer follow a pattern:
- They start suddenly.
- They feel different than your
normal digestive or menstrual problems.
- They happen almost every
day and don't go away.
Other symptoms that affect some women with ovarian cancer
- Pain with
- Menstrual cycle
But these symptoms are also common in some women who don't
have ovarian cancer.
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
July 6, 2011
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