Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Explained

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Following are some common ovarian cancer symptoms:

  • Pain/swelling/heaviness in abdomen or pelvis
  • Increased urinary frequency or urgency
  • Bloating or constipation
  • Difficulty in eating or early satiety

If any suspicious symptoms are present for prolonged period of time, further investigations may be required.

These symptoms can also be experienced due to certain other benign conditions. Other ovarian cancer symptoms include fatigue, backache, menstrual changes, and unexplained weight loss.

Germ cell tumor usually presents as a rapidly enlarging solid mass in the pelvis in women younger than 35 years of age.

Symptoms indicating an excess or abnormal hormonal production (estrogen or androgen) may signal sex cord-stromal tumor.

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Watch the video below to better understand the symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Video Transcript:

CancerBro, what are the symptoms to be kept in mind for suspicion of ovary cancer?

That’s a very good question. A knowledge about the symptoms is required to consult the doctor at an early stage before the disease becomes very advanced.

Ovarian cancer may present with abdominal or pelvic pain, abdominal distention or bloating, difficulty in eating or feeling full quickly and increased urinary frequency or urgency.

Anyone or combination of these ovary cancer symptoms, when present in a woman is 5th to 7th decade of life, is highly suspicious for ovary cancer.

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