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Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer: Introduction

Ovarian cancer generally produces no symptoms in its earliest stages. When symptoms do occur, they may indicate that ovarian cancer has progressed to advanced stages. Symptoms may include bloating, pelvic pain, loss of appetite, and feeling full quickly after eating a small amount of food. A woman with ovarian cancer may also experience strong urges to urinate (urgency) and frequent urination (frequency). Other symptoms may include nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. Clothes may also feel tighter at the waist for no explainable reason, such as weight gain or pregnancy....more about Ovarian Cancer »

Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Ovarian Cancer includes the 31 symptoms listed below:

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Ovarian Cancer: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Ovarian Cancer: Medical Mistakes

Ovarian Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer?

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Ovarian Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)

There are usually no obvious symptoms of ovarian cancer. Women complain about vague symptoms including abdominal swelling or bloating, generalized abdominal discomfort, early satiety, lack of appetite, dyspepsia, malaise, urinary frequency or weight change (either gain or loss). Women may develop unexplained ascites (fluid in the abdominal cavity) which contributes to the abdominal discomfort. Because the symptoms are not unique to ovarian cancer, the disease can be difficult to identify and diagnose. (Source: excerpt from Ovarian Cancer: NWHIC)

What You Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer: NCI (Excerpt)

Ovarian cancer often shows no obvious signs or symptoms until late in its development. Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer may include:

  • General abdominal discomfort and/or pain (gas, indigestion, pressure, swelling, bloating, cramps)

  • Nausea, diarrhea, constipation, or frequent urination

  • Loss of appetite

  • Feeling of fullness even after a light meal

  • Weight gain or loss with no known reason

  • Abnormal bleeding from the vagina

(Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Ovarian Cancer: NCI)

Ovarian Cancer as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Ovarian Cancer, it is also important to consider Ovarian Cancer as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Ovarian Cancer may cause:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer. This signs and symptoms information for Ovarian Cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Ovarian Cancer signs or Ovarian Cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Ovarian Cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Ovarian Cancer symptoms.


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