Symptoms Ovarian cancer

What Is Ovarian Cancer: Cause And Symptoms

Ovarian cancer originates from one of the two female gonads, which are the organs responsible for producing gametes, called oocytes or egg cells . Early diagnosis is very important to increase the chances of treatment and the chances of long-term survival, even if it is considerably hindered by the initial asymptomaticity. Also considering the anatomical location, the symptoms of ovarian cancer are non-specific and mimic those of common bowel or bladder diseases. A peculiar feature of these symptoms is the constancy and tendency to worsen over time: while most digestive disorders alternate phases of exacerbation with others of relative relief, or are somehow related to lifestyle and eating habits, the symptoms associated withovarian cancer tend to remain almost constant over time, with a tendency to gradually worsen.

Even if ovarian cancer does not show great signs of itself in the initial stages, the patient may complain of symptoms such as a sense of heaviness, tension or swelling of the abdomen, a feeling of gastric fullness, frequent need to urinate, pelvic pain or discomfort , aerophagia and alterations of the alvus.

Symptoms And Signs Of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is characterized by the presence of several symptoms which may include:

Common Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer

  • Ovulatory dysfunction
  • Eosinophilia
  • Infertility
  • Hirsutism
  • Metrorrhagia
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Polymenorrhea
  • Vaginal bleeding

Rarer Symptoms Of Ovarian Cancer

  • Aerophagia
  • Menstrual cycle alterations
  • Alvus alterations
  • Asthenia
  • Bad digestion
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Pain in the ovaries
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic pain
  • Abdominal swelling
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Iridodonians
  • Menorrhagia
  • Functional Meteorism
  • Nausea
  • Pollakiuria
  • Rectorhagia
  • Thrombocytosis

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