The symptoms of ovarian cancer are often subtle, and they may mimic common digestive issues. Perhaps the reason, ovarian cancer often gets diagnosed at the later stage.
What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes any symptoms, but as the disease progresses, it causes a few nonspecific symptoms that are often mistaken for more common conditions.
Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:
- Abdominal bloating or swelling
- Feeling of fullness while eating
- Unexplained weight loss
- Loss of appetite
- Discomfort in the pelvis area
- Changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
- A frequent need to urinate
Other possible symptoms of ovarian cancer can include shortness of breath, tiredness, leg swelling, and pain in the abdomen or pelvis.