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Ovarian Cancer Symptoms that often get dismissed

1. Bloating: Many women experience bloating from time to time, but persistent and unexplained bloating that lasts for more than a few weeks can be a symptom of ovarian cancer.


2. Abdominal or pelvic pain: Women often dismiss abdominal or pelvic pain as normal menstrual cramps or digestive issues. However, persistent pain in these areas, especially if it is severe or worsening, should not be ignored.


3. Feeling full quickly or loss of appetite: Ovarian cancer can cause a feeling of fullness even after eating small amounts of food. This symptom is often mistaken for indigestion or a loss of appetite due to other factors.


4. Changes in bowel habits: Ovarian cancer can cause changes in bowel movements, such as constipation or diarrhea, that are not related to dietary changes or other known causes.


5. Frequent urination: Increased frequency of urination, especially if it is accompanied by other symptoms like pelvic pain or bloating, can be a sign of ovarian cancer.


6. Fatigue: Feeling unusually tired or fatigued, even after getting enough rest, can be a symptom of ovarian cancer. This symptom is often overlooked or attributed to other factors like stress or a busy lifestyle.


7. Back pain: Persistent lower back pain, especially if it is unrelated to any known injury or strain, can be a symptom of ovarian cancer. This symptom is often mistaken for muscle pain or a sign of aging.


8. Changes in menstrual cycle: Ovarian cancer can cause changes in the menstrual cycle, such as irregular periods or unusually heavy or light bleeding. These changes are often attributed to hormonal imbalances or other gynecological issues.


9. Unexplained weight loss or gain: Sudden and unexplained weight loss or gain, without any changes in diet or exercise, can be a symptom of ovarian cancer. This symptom is often overlooked or attributed to other factors like stress or aging.


10. Pain during sexual intercourse: Ovarian cancer can cause pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse. This symptom is often dismissed as a result of other factors like vaginal dryness or lack of arousal.


It is important to note that these symptoms can be caused by various other conditions and may not necessarily indicate ovarian cancer. However, if you experience any of these symptoms persistently or if they are accompanied by other concerning signs, it is important to consult a healthcare professional for further evaluation and diagnosis.

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