4 Symptoms that may be signs of Ovarian Cancer
1. Persistent Bloating
Consistent and frequent bloating, that goes on for more than three weeks, often indicates a cancerous tumor growth.
2. Lower Abdominal and Pelvic Pain
Although menstrual cramps and pain during menstruation are normal, persistent pain that lasts for more than three weeks can be a sign of ovarian cancer. Pre-menopausal women should be especially careful, as these symptoms are often easily passed off for period pain.
3. Difficulty eating/feeling full quickly
A decrease in appetite that comes out of the blue and goes on for more than three weeks can be a sign of various ailments, among which stomach, intestine, and bowel issues are the most common. However, it can be a sign of cancer as well, so make sure you consult your doctor.
4. Increased need to urinate
In case you find yourself visiting the toilet much more often than earlier, without any changes regarding the liquid intake, it is very likely that you have early stages of ovarian cancer. Another sign that indicates ovarian cancer is an urgent need to pee and inability to hold it.
Most of these symptoms can be easily mistaken for problems and diseases with the gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, if you experience any of them and you haven’t earlier, it is crucial to monitor their persistence and frequency. If they don’t subside in a few weeks, consult your doctor and get checked as soon as possible.
Remember that monitoring our health and learning to recognize the symptoms is the key to early detection and an increased chance of survival.