What makes ovarian cancer so deadly is its late detection. Many women aren’t aware they have it because the early stages of this cancer pass undetected without any symptoms, and even if there are some, they are usually connected with other diseases because no one wants to think of the worst. That’s why this cancer is referred to as “the silent killer”.
What distinguishes the symptoms of ovarian cancer from those of some other less harmful disease is that the ovarian cancer symptoms are persistent. But, most of the women ignore these seemingly harmless symptoms. If the following symptoms are still there even after you took the prescribed therapy, consult your doctor immediately.
Abdominal bloating, pressure and pain are usual symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Even though you as a woman may often feel bloated after eating some food or before your period, it is also an early symptom. If you still feel bloated after 2 weeks of taking medicines, go see a doctor. Also bloating is often associated with indigestion, constipation, flatulence, improper nutrition, and similar gastrointestinal issues.
Another common ovarian cancer symptom is frequent urinating. The first thing that doctors diagnose with this kind of symptom is urinary tract infection, but if the symptoms are still there after the treatment, consults with your gynecologist.