Ovarian cancer is a silent killer. It’s a disease that doesn’t produce symptoms until it is too late. This hits the women mostly above 50 but recent observations have shown that it affects younger women also. In either of the cases it’s a disease that is hard to detect.
The researchers however have been studying it and have identified warning signs that may point toward ovarian cancer and this can help an early detection of the killer disease. Mainly these are some of the symptoms to watch out for:
Frequent urge to urinate, Difficulty in eating meals or feeling heavy after eating very little, and Bloating, pelvic and abdominal pain. If you notice these signs in you or somebody else lasting more than a fortnight, its advised that you see a doc. It is also advised that you take it seriously.
Ovarian cancer is one disease that the women need to have knowledge about. Delaying the diagnosis which is often the case makes treatment that much more difficult. Even if women notice the symptoms they take it casually and prefer to assume and pass them off as PMS, aging, or as feeling sort of unwell. Women do not seek immediate treatment when such symptoms show and by the time they take a notice the disease has unknowingly progressed.
Doctors and researchers advise that women who experience the symptoms (Frequent urge to urinate, Difficulty in eating meals or feeling heavy after eating very little, and Bloating, pelvic and abdominal pain) daily for three weeks or longer should seek medical advice.
Symptoms apart from the above related to ovarian cancer that don’t show until the cancer has progressed to advanced stages include:
An urge to go to the toilet/ attend bowel to movement consistently.
Experiencing pain during sexual intercourse.
Experiencing persistent fatigue and feeling of tiredness lasting through the day.
Back pain that gets worse with each passing day.
Weight gain in the abdominal region.
Bleeding from vagina.
Gas, nausea, vomiting, or loss of appetite.
A person undergoing sudden gaining of weight or losing it. This is also one symptom that is not easy to ignore or can be noticed comparatively easily. Women should keep their eyes open to such a change in their body mass.
Please note that these symptoms may not just be pointing towards ovarian cancer. These may also be the signs of many other medical conditions that need medical or expert attention.. If you are experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor the first thing.
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