Primary and Secondary Red Flags of Ovarian Cancer

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When it comes to cancer types that mainly attack women, breast cancer gets a lot of buzzes and everyone forgets about ovarian cancer which takes the life of 40 women each day worldwide. To stop this monstrous ailment it’s important to tune in to the signs of ovarian cancer but unfortunately, most women wouldn’t recognize major red flags of ovarian cancer or just ignore them. Here we are mentioning all.

Primary Symptoms:

It is generally considered that women are more likely to have symptoms if the disease has spread beyond the ovaries, but even at early- stage ovarian cancer manifest some common symptoms which include:

  • Bloating

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  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Trouble eating or feeling full quickly
  • Abnormal vaginal discharge
  • Urinary symptoms such as urgency

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These symptoms are not much specific and may be caused by many other disorders. But when these are caused by ovarian cancer, they tend to be persistent. Happen to be more often and severe, never go with lifestyle or diet changes, even the mild medications do not work properly.
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If a woman has these symptoms more than 12 times a month, she should see her doctor, preferably a gynecologist. To consult the best gynecologist in Karachi, Lahore or any other main city of Pakistan, just log on to and book an appointment instantly.

Secondary Symptoms:

If along with all above-mentioned symptoms, some secondary symptoms are also noticed then it is the sure thing that the cancer is developing inside the ovaries. These symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Upset stomach
  • Back pain
  • Pain during sex
  • Constipation
  • Menstrual changes

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  • Abdominal swelling with weight loss

Most of the times, these symptoms are not taken seriously and just consider as dietary problems or lifestyle issues. But do not ignore any of them, do not waste much time on solving dietary issues, consult your doctor he will give the best opinion to resolve all kind of issues.

Cancer is difficult to control, but not always. When it is identified at an earlier stage, it can be eradicated easily. So track its symptoms wisely before it becomes uncontrollable.

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Tayyaba Waris
She is a student of Ph.D. molecular biology at Comsats University, Islamabad. She is working on the causes and treatment of male infertility. She has also worked on liver disease and its herbal treatments and has recently got her paper published in the National journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. At Marham, she writes about hot medical issues and general health problems.