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Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

Most women with ovarian cancer have vague symptoms. These signs often are like less serious conditions including indigestion, weight gain or aging. Symptoms of ovarian cancer vary from woman to woman, but they may include:

  • General abdominal discomfort or pain (gas, indigestion, pressure, swelling, bloating, cramps)
  • Bloating and/or a feeling of fullness, even after a light meal
  • Nausea, diarrhea, constipation or frequent urination
  • Unexplained weight loss or gain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Menstrual changes

These symptoms do not always mean you have ovarian cancer, but it’s a good idea to discuss them with your health care provider if they:

  • Are new symptoms
  • Last more than a few weeks
  • Occur more than 12 times a month

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