What Are the Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?
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Ovarian cancer may cause the following signs and symptoms—
- Vaginal bleeding (particularly if you are past menopause), or discharge from your vagina that is not normal for you.
- Pain or pressure in the pelvic area.
- Abdominal or back pain.
- Feeling full too quickly, or difficulty eating.
- A change in your bathroom habits, such as more frequent or urgent need to urinate and/or constipation.
Pay attention to your body, and know what is normal for you. If you have unusual vaginal bleeding, see a doctor right away. If you have any of the other signs for two weeks or longer and they are not normal for you, see a doctor. They may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see a doctor.
Use our Symptoms Diaries below to track possible symptoms over a two-week timespan.
- Gynecologic Cancer Symptoms Diary pdf icon[PDF-114KB] (9 inches wide and 6 inches tall, 2 pages)
- Gynecologic Cancer Symptoms Diary Wallet Card pdf icon[PDF-507KB] (11.25 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall, 2 pages)