What are the symptoms of cancer of the ovary?
With cancer of the ovary most women will not notice anything in the early stages. It can take a long time for symptoms to occur. When symptoms do appear, they can be vague and quite mild. These can include:
Vague indigestion or nausea
Swollen abdomen-caused by build up of fluid called ascites
Pain or dragging sensation in the lower abdomen or side
Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge
Change in bowel or bladder habits, such as constipation, diarrhoea or wanting to pass urine often
Even though these symptoms can be caused by complaints other than cancer, it is very important that you have them checked out by your doctor