Ovarian cancer symptoms are so tricky. These symptoms seem completely harmless and, yet, ovarian cancer has taken so many lives. Beware of these symptoms! As soon as they appear, consult your gynecologist right away!
Usually, women discover ovarian cancer when it’s too late. The ovarian cancer is almost always diagnosed in late stages. This is because ovarian cancer symptoms are so similar with symptoms for PMS, ovarian infections or inflammations, or simple flu. The only difference is that ovarian cancer symptoms last longer. So, we recommend that you keep a diary. Today, you even have apps that you can download and note every change you see happening with your ovary or your period. Download one app and regularly monitor the changes. As soon as you notice that some of these symptoms appear and last longer than one week, that’s when you should start getting worried and see your doctor.
Ovarian cancer symptoms
Bloating, pelvic or belly pain
Feeling constant pelvic pain, accompanied with bloating? The pain won’t stop for weeks? Immediately see a doctor! It might be nothing, but you gotta check. This is one of the prime symptoms taken for granted, just because it seems so general. You can feel bloating with PMS or with ovarian inflammations.
Strange bleeding patterns
It’s not unusual for some strange bleeding to occur between periods. This is also called intermenstrual bleeding. When there are only a few drops, this is not something that should be taken seriously. However, when heavier bleeding occurs between periods, accompanied with dizziness, pain or nausea, this is most likely a symptom for ovarian cancer. This is one of the more obvious symptoms that something is really wrong.
If you have an urgent need to urinate or you pee a lot more than usual, this could mean two things: either urinary tract infection or ovarian cancer. Most often, women don’t even notice this symptom, having the busy lives and all those duties. Even if they do, they consult with their doctor, make a blood or urinary test. They don’t go straight to the gynecologist and make an ultrasound. Do you know why? Because they are not even aware that this is a symptom for a much worse condition than they thought!
Word of advice: Early diagnosis can save your life. The treatment might include surgery, sometimes even chemo, but nonetheless, there’s a cure. That’s why frequent checks are essential: test and check your ovary regularly, once in a three or six months. We cannot emphasize enough that it CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE!