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Your Ovaries

The Signs And Symptoms 
For Ovarian Cancer

 

Over the past decade, science has confirmed what women have long known: ovarian cancer has symptoms. Many women report that ovarian cancer symptoms are persistent and represent a change from normal for their own bodies. 

The signs and symptoms for ovarian cancer tend to mimic other conditions, including digestive disorders. With a digestive disorder, they tend to come and go. With other gynecological cancers like ovarian cancer, the symptoms are constant and will gradually worsen.

ovariansymptoms-of-ovarian-cancer

If any of these symptoms persist, it is important to check with a health professional.

  • General abdominal or pelvic discomfort and/or pain including gas, indigestion, nausea, pressure, swelling, bloating, and cramps.
  • Diarrhea, constipation, or urinary urgency and frequent urination.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain.
  • Clothes fitting tighter around your waist.
  • Any pain during intercourse.
  • Irregular periods.
  • Abnormal bleeding from the vagina.
  • A persistent lack of energy.
  • Low back pain.

 


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Resource: Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance