Ovarian Cancer: Symptoms
What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer often doesn’t cause any symptoms until after it’s spread outside the ovary. Even then, it often causes vague symptoms. These are similar to those of many other more common diseases. These symptoms can include the following:
Indigestion, heartburn, nausea, or gas
Belly swelling or discomfort
Pelvic pain or cramping
Bloating or a sense of fullness, especially after eating
Painful, frequent, or burning during urination with no infection
Diarrhea or constipation
Loss of appetite or unintentional weight loss or gain
Vaginal bleeding or irregular periods
Pain during intercourse
When to see your healthcare provider
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. But it’s important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have cancer.
March 21, 2017
Goodman, Howard, MD,Stump-Sutliff, Kim, RN, MSN, AOCNS