Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer
Symptoms for ovarian cancer are vague. Over time, symptoms may happen more often or last. The most common symptoms are:
- Belly discomfort, pain, or fullness
- Gas, bloating, or cramps
- Nausea, loose stools , problems passing stools , or needing to pee often
- Abnormal bleeding from the vagina
- Loss of hunger and weight
- Increased belly size from fluid— ascites—or problems breathing
- Pain or feeling of a mass in the:
- Belly, or
- Lymph nodes
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- Ovarian epithelial, fallopian tube, and primary peritoneal cancer. National Cancer Institute website. Available at: https://www.cancer.gov/types/ovarian/patient/ovarian-epithelial-treatment-pdq. Accessed March 28, 2022.
- Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovarian-cancer/detection-diagnosis-staging/signs-and-symptoms.html. Accessed March 28, 2022.
- Nicole Meregian, PA
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