Signs and Symptoms
Ovarian cancer often does not have signs or symptoms until later in its development. Symptoms may include:
- Abdominal bloating or swelling
- Abdominal or pelvic pain
- Difficulty eating or feeling full quickly
- Frequent urination or feeling a need to urinate
If these symptoms are persistent and a change from the norm, you should see a gynecologist.
Others symptoms of ovarian cancer can include:
- Back pain
- Menstrual changes
- Pain during sex
- Upset stomach
These symptoms, however, may be caused by other conditions and aren't necessarily signs of ovarian cancer.
UCSF Health medical specialists have reviewed this information. It is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or other health care provider. We encourage you to discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your provider.