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10 Warning Signs Of 'The Silent Killer,' Ovarian Cancer



20,000 women every year get the horrific diagnosis of ovarian cancer. Here are some warning signs that you may be missing, that could, potentially, save your life. Are you going to be checking your body for irregularities from now on?

#10 Recurrent Back Pain

#10 Recurrent Back Pain

Back pain is a frequent problem in most adults across the world. Most are caused by physical ailments like arthritis, osteoporosis and the likes of it. In women, back pain may also call for the need of breast augmentation.

In case you have none of these conditions and you experience recurrent back pain that worsens for no apparent reason, you must consult your doctor.

#9 Incessant Fatigue

#9 Incessant Fatigue

Fatigue is a daily experience. Even more so, if you're employed. A little bit of it, once in a while, is no cause for worry.

However, you should be if the fatigue lasts over a long period, is recurrent and won't go away even after resting well. It could be cancer.

#8 Nausea & Vomiting

#8 Nausea & Vomiting

If you feel nauseated all the time without good reason and experience frequent vomiting, it may indicate ovarian cancer in addition to the commonly associated conditions with the symptom.

Gynecologist Jeffrey L. Stern, M.D., says, "advanced cases of ovarian cancer can often result in the blockage of the intestines, causing severe nausea, abdominal pain, and weight loss."

#7 Bloating Of The Stomach

#7 Bloating Of The Stomach

This is one of the most well known symptoms or ovarian cancer. In a well known case, Wendie Webb had a bloat so bad it looked like she was pregnant. It went away after her 13 pound tumor was removed.

#6 Pain In The Lower Abdominal or Pelvic Region

#6 Pain In The Lower Abdominal or Pelvic Region

Among all the telltale signs of ovarian cancer, this symptom is frequently misdiagnosed as being caused due to indigestion or an upset stomach. In reality, what could be happening is that you are developing ovarian cancer in its initial stages. If such a pain is coupled with a feeling of heaviness in the area, you would be wise to get a gynecologist's opinion on it.

#5 Abnormal Menstrual Cycles

#5 Abnormal Menstrual Cycles

Ovarian cancer is common in older menopausal women but it isn't exclusive to them. Abnormal vaginal bleeding and missed menstrual cycles might be an indication needing further investigation.

#4 Irregular Hair Growth

#4 Irregular Hair Growth

Hair growth may deviate from the normal and become excessively dark or coarse, or on the other hand, women may experience hair loss. This is a rather subtle indicator but coupled with the rest, may be a helpful indication.

#3 Repetitive Constipation

#3 Repetitive Constipation

In the cancer's most initial stages, the surrounding area of the body is most affected - which includes the digestive tract and abdominal organs. Apart from what we've established earlier, you may also experience regular Constipation.

#2 Loss Of Appetite

#2 Loss Of Appetite

Another one that can be mistaken for digestive disorder, if you feel like you're full too quickly, you might have ovarian cancer.

#1 Painful Sex

#1 Painful Sex

Sexual intercourse is quintessential to your emotional and physical well-being. It is supposed to be one of the most extreme forms of pleasure available to man and if you're experiencing pain during intercourse, you must consult your gynaecologist at once.



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