Ovarian Cancer
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
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Menstrual changes
  • Pain during sex
  • Upset stomach

These symptoms, however, may be caused by other conditions and aren't necessarily signs of ovarian cancer.

Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.