Ovarian Cancer: Symptoms
What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer?
Ovarian cancer often doesn’t cause any symptoms until after it’s spread outside the ovary. Even then, it often causes vague symptoms that are a lot like those caused by other, more common diseases. Common symptoms can include:
Bloating or a sense of fullness, especially after eating
Pelvic pain or cramping
Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
Urinary frequency or urgency
Indigestion, heartburn, nausea, or gas
Belly swelling or discomfort
Tiredness and lack of energy (fatigue)
Loss of appetite or unplanned weight loss or weight gain
Vaginal bleeding or discharge
Pain during sex
When to see your healthcare provider
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. But it’s important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have cancer.