Top 8 Warning Signs of Ovarian Cancer Women Need to Know About

by DailyHealthPost

warning signs of ovarian cancer

Every year, many women with ovarian cancer are misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome, stress, reflux or a urinary tract infection, because of similarities in symptoms. [1] If you are showing symptoms of ovarian cancer, the most important thing for you to remember is to stay calm.

Just because you may have some symptoms of ovarian cancer does not necessarily mean you have the disease. According to the American Cancer Society, a woman’s chance of developing invasive ovarian cancer during her lifetime is approximately 1 in 73. [2]

Here are the eight most common warning signs of ovarian cancer you should watch out for.

ovarian cancer warning symptoms

1. Fatigue

Feeling tired most of the time is not normal.

Having no or low energy is a sign of something being wrong with your body and it should be checked out by your physician.

2. Pelvic Pain

A woman could feel pain or discomfort in the pelvic region and sometimes in the abdomen. If the pain is persistent, it should not be ignored or covered up through the use of painkillers. Pain in the pelvic region is something which should be addressed.

3. Constipation and Other Bowel Changes

Ovarian cancer and bowel changes go hand in hand. Women who have persistent digestive issues which include constipation, diarrhea, increased gas, bloating, nausea and vomiting, should see a doctor as soon as possible.

4. Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain which radiates to the pelvic region, accompanied by pelvic heaviness should be taken seriously and a medical examination is necessary.

5. Appetite Loss and Feeling “Full” More Quickly When you Eat

A decreased appetite and unexplained weight loss could be indicative of ovarian cancer, so a woman needs to seek medical attention to uncover the cause.

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