Harmless abdominal discomfort may be a symptom of ovarian cancer

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The development of ovarian cancer often occurs unnoticed by victims – its manifestations are mistaken for common and harmless abdominal discomfort.

It should be remembered that malignant diseases are often “masked” as symptoms of ordinary, harmless ailments. Ovarian cancer also has nonspecific symptoms, which are often ignored as something frivolous, Rossiyskaya Gazeta reported. It hides behind seemingly harmless abdominal discomfort.

“Early stage ovarian cancer rarely causes noticeable symptoms, and late stage cancer may show few nonspecific signs, which is why it is often confused with more common and harmless problems – for example, constipation or irritable bowel syndrome.”
Like any cancer, it is important to detect ovarian malignancies at an early stage. If they begin to spread to the pelvis and abdominal cavity, their treatment may not be effective.

What may be the early signs of ovarian cancer:

  • Feeling of bloating;
  • Loss of appetite, changes in taste sensations when eating, the appearance of an unpleasant taste in the mouth;
  • Acute urge to urinate, feeling of pressure in the bladder, frequent urination;
  • Back pain.
  • Loss of appetite, prolonged satiety.
  • Bleeding (between periods, after intercourse or after menopause);
  • Unusual hair growth;
  • Increased fatigue;
  • Enlarged abdomen.

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