What Ovarian Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
None really, maybe a little bloating and abdominal pain. This is the scary thing about ovarian cancer; few women have any symptoms at all.
ovarian cyst, abnormal periods, bloating weight gain ,pelvic pain
cramps (like the kind that you have when ovuating)just sort of different... slight weight gain being just a bit more tired than usual, but ultimately
Electrolytes plummeted which caused -> no appetite, night sweats/fever, dizziness, headaches, inability to walk, fatigue.
all the normal symptoms bloated nausea I even thought it was gall bladder or an ulcer after an inital ultrasound it was diagnosed fast
low back pain, similar to ovairan but unrelenting, then it elaclated quickly
Severe abdominal pain, bloating (3 litres of ascites removed from abdomen in early Jan., 2006), severe Irritable Bowel Syndrome symptoms masked OVCA symptoms
Just noticed a slight bump on the right side of my tummy one morning...
I was in my 60's and I had abnormal bleeding for years. Even after Hysterectomy I had spotting. Often, I had urgency to urinate. Just before being DX I had pain both in the gall bladder area and stomach.
pain in side and some intestinal discomfort over a period of time
Not sure if there were any. I did notice a small bump on my lower front abdomen. Also felt pressure on my bladder and occassional pain in my belly prior to bowel movements.
None! Went to the ER for a pain in stomach that turned out to be a vein that was bleeding due to a strenous kickboxing class the day before. CT scan showed enlarged ovary! Thank god for the gym!!! Got it early!
Abdominal pain, bloating.
Bloating, high blood pressure, cramping, bleeding inbetween periods, unusual periods, constipation, infertility.
Back pain, leg numbness, bloating, fatigue
I had no symptons. Just took a pregnancy test out of the blue that came out positive. This was because the tumor elevated my HCG level. So instead of rejoicing for pregnancy I am now crying with cancer.
Bloating, gas, dizziness, diaherrea
As they say "It" whispers...OVCA's symptoms are so vague and can be attributed to so many other mundane things that most women are not diagnosed until late in the game.
bloated lower abdomen, always felt full, exhausted, irregular peiods, digestion problems.
IBS especially during PMS, Increased and more urgent urination, tinglng in legs due to tumor pressing on spine, pain in stomach while eating, feeling full quickly, difficulty losing weight
All of those "whispers" that OVCA is noted for...digestive problems, bloating, upset stomach, FATIGUE, and a radiating shoulder pain (that was a tumor on my diaphgram muscle).
had a bloating in her stomach
Heavy periods, pulling feeling in lower right abdomen, gas pains, constipation.
Blood clots in my lungs which makes breathing difficult, pleural effusion which also makes breathing difficult,
Bloating/ fluid in abdomen Back pain Seemingly unending fatigue
bloating, stomach pain, tired all the time.
bloating, fatigue, abdominal pain
Severe pain in lower abdomen, swollen and hardened stomach
Hard to say (only time will tell if they were indeed symptoms of my cancer), but in the last few to several years I did experience: ongoing pain in my lower back, some bloating, excessive gas, weight gain/bigger belly size, fatigue, bowel pains/problems with loose stools. I chalked all of this up to stress as well as the IBS I had been "diagnosed" with several years ago.
Weight Gain, aches and pains in my stomach, and feeling full all the time.
weight gain, stomach pains, nausea, "pregnant belly", diarrhea, lower back pains
Bloating; digestive problems; enlarged belly; irregular periods.
I thought that I had an abdominal obstruction. Severe constipation and swelling of the abdomen.
fatigue, bloating, bowel changes, fatigue, frequent urination, fatigue
heavy periods and unusual discharge, no evidence of ovarian cancer - found that nice surprise during surgery - thank God I pushed for surgery...
Bloating and nagging abdominal ache
Lots n lots of belching, abnormal vaginal discharge, abdominal pain (thought my appendix had ruptured), bloating, foul smelling poop.
Bloating, discharge, abdominal pains, extended abdomen
For nearly a year I had bloating, intestional issues ranging from nausea, vomiting and constipation
too long to list but when i woke up the 1st time it looked like I had puff daddys legs then i fell asleep again and when i awoke it looked like i was 24 mos pregnant with a set of baby dinosaur triplets talk about scary!
Painful intercourse, bloating, fullness, constipation, abdominal weight gain, severe lower back pain. Also in my left groin area I would get pain that caused difficulty with the left leg at times.
Bloated (looked like I was preganant), constipation, weight gain. The doctor I was seeing insisted it was a gastro thing. Dragged on for 6 wks, until I saw another doctor who sent me to get scanned. Bingo.
distented stomach , feeling full after eating small meal , pain , weight gain , edema in legs
I had none. I asked for a thorough checkup after my twin sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sadly, I lost her in 2008.
Pain in my lower abdomen
Abdominal discomfort, bloating, tiredness, but it is called the whisper cancer because you don't really notice symptoms
Pain from cysts. Had surgery to remove cyst and tumor was found.
Bloating, frequent urination, heaviness in my abdomen, irregular periods
frequent urination, constipation fullness
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
Painful intercourse, bloating, fullness, constipation, abdominal weight gain, severe lower back pain.
Bloated stomach fatigue painful sex no appetite
Swollen adbomen cramp feeling full
I did not have that many symptoms. I had missed two periods and they did an ultrasound and found a small cyst. Looking back during the summer following that I had nausea and would get full faster than normal.
Bloated, left ovary pain, hip, leg, sciatic, heel pain. Diareha, constipation, lower back ache....
In retrospect, I was bloated, but I thought it was just about having 2 kids in the previous three years.
Extended abdomen, my doctor said it looked like I was pregnant or constipated... It hurt to lay down on my stomach, and when I pushed down on my stomach it hurt also
I found a lump in my neck above my collarbone, and I had been having shortness of breath when speaking and exercising. Also tightness of upper chest when exercising.
Bloating; unusal weight gain; stomach protruding to 5 months pregnant size; lower abdomen area was too firm to be fat; pain in area of tumor; having a period every two weeks; heavy bleeding day two and three of a four day period; difficulty moving around.
Unexplained blood clots (DVT and PE).
My symptoms where very tired and abdominal bloating and sharp pain in my ovaries. Also some frequent heartburn.
ovarian cyst, abnormal periods, bloating weight gain ,pelvic pain, swollen abdomen
Abdominal enlargement medically termed as ascites, non productive cough from pneumonia or minimal pleural effusion
As they say, ovarian cancer "whispers" and in my mom's case it was true to form. She started eating slightly less, started having slight/occasional heart burn, and was ever so slightly less energetic. Unfortunately, none of us noticed these things until after she was diagnosed. Here are the symptoms/events that led to her diagnosis: The week before my mom went to the doctor she mentioned a few times that her stomach wasn't feeling good and that she wasn't eating too much. That Sunday she felt overly full after having only toast and coffee for breakfast, she continued to feel "bloated" all day and was unable to eat. The next morning her pants were tight around her belly and she was still unable to eat. My sister (who is a nurse) told her to get to the Dr ASAP. Her GP couldn't fit her in until Thursday (3 days later) but my sister told her not to wait and to go to the walk in clinic and request a CT scan. She went and the walk in clinic doc set her up for a CT scan the following day. The next day my moms belly was even bigger than before and she had to stop several times in the parking lot b/c she said she "felt like she was going to pass out" the results were set to her GP who called her in on Wednesday to give her the results. My sister knew then that something was wrong since she suddenly was able to see her on Wednesday. By Thursday she was in to see the doctor who would later become her oncologist.
Bloating. Constipation. Abdominal pain. Increased need to urinate.
Bloating and unable to eat alot.
Pain in abdomen that put me in the ER. Vomiting and nausea.
I really had no symptoms,other than some weightloss
For 2-3 months I noticed that my belly was getting bigger. My belly buttom was tender to touch. I had frequent urination as well.
2 swollen lymph nodes in my groin and in hindsight, fatigue. I would have never known if the lymph nodes did not show up.
None until a unknown cyst (and my ovary) ruptured. Originally I was told it must be Stage 3 - but I sought a 2nd opinion.
spent 2 years going to my family doctor complaining of lack of energy and metabolism,weight gain only to be told it was menopause learn to live with it Bloating with ascites pain in lower back especially when vacumning lol june 2011 thought i was constipated and when the hospital did the exray i was full of tumors in my abdomen they took out 10 litres of water from my abdomen
ovarian - bloating, pain in the back that made me fall to my knees. gravitational pain such as an advanced case of hemmorhoids. Breast - no warning; was going for a reduction and they found an in situ mass in the left breast. Spinal - intense lower back pain shooting down the leg. Times of numbness from waist down; falling to the floor or left leg dragging.
I had bloating, weight gain and I was tired a lot.
6 month period
bloating, rapid weight gain, fatigue, abdominal pain and pressure, abnormal periods
Upset stomach, swelling in the abdomen, intense pain, lower back pain
weight gain, bloating, pain, tired, so, so, tired
Didn't have any. That is why ovarian cancer is called the silent killer.
weight gain, increased abdomen, abdominal pain, ascites
weight loss, abdominal pain, constipation, bleeding, back pain, fatigue and anemia
Nauseous, severe pain in my liver like someone was stabbing me over & over again. Pain in my shoulder that radiated up through my veins in my neck, like someone was blowing my veins up with air. Pain was so bad it was extremely hard to breath, sleep, sit down or lay down. Very lethargic.
Bloating. Feeling full fast. Pain.
Slight ache by right ovary.
Non my mom taut I was anemic and I was eating a loot of ice chips. She took me to the doctor that's when she found out my blood pressure was high and he gave me some medication that night we were supposed to celebrate my dads birthday but my brother was Sick so my parents decided to take us to the ER.
Bloating, weight loss, feeling full and pain in my right side.
Abdominal pain, increase in abdominal size, difficult eating feeling full quickly, urinating more frequent.
Bloating, feeling of fullness, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue
Early mild bloating, fullness, constipation. Later vaginal bleeding.
I also have stage 1 breast cancer
Pain in the Abdomen. NO SWELLING, NO ASCITES... very unusual symptoms
right shoulder pain
Severe pain in abdomen, heavy menstrual, nausea
Bloating, constipation, slight weight gain, heartburn, left lower abdominal pain, urinary frequency, lethargy, insomnia.