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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.
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...
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.
Abdominal pain, bloating.
Bloating, high blood pressure, cramping, bleeding inbetween periods, unusual periods, constipation, infertility.
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.
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
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, stomach pains, nausea, "pregnant belly", diarrhea, lower back pains
Bloating; digestive problems; enlarged belly; irregular periods.
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.
I had none. I asked for a thorough checkup after my twin sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Sadly, I lost her in 2008.
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.
heavy periods, abdominal pain, constipation, " pregnant belly "
Horrible abdominal pains... "full" feeling after a few bites of food... "pregnant" belly... headaches...
Bloated stomach fatigue painful sex no appetite
Swollen adbomen cramp feeling full
Bloated, left ovary pain, hip, leg, sciatic, heel pain. Diareha, constipation, lower back ache....
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.
My symptoms where very tired and abdominal bloating and sharp pain in my ovaries. Also some frequent heartburn.
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
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
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.
Early mild bloating, fullness, constipation. Later vaginal bleeding.
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.
Sudden onset abdominal pain
Abdominal pain and bloating, severe heartburn, loss of appetite, and weight gain
Enlargement of abdomen like a pregnant lady and abdomen was hard on touching. Periods were regular with no other symptoms
bloating, weight loss, had a sharp pain one night that subsided to a dull ache in right ovary area, couldn't lay flat, felt full after small meals, one day I had diarrhea and excessive gas every 10 minutes, heartburn, frequent urination.
Irregular periods, feeling 'full' after very small meals, 'firm' lower abdomen, distended lower abdomen
Bloating, Frequent urinating and very light spotting
False Pregnancy and Bloating
Abdominal Bloating Back Pain Extreme Fatigue Feeling of fullness, unable to eat
Pain the side, sore to even touch, weight loss
Heavy bleeding, very frequent periods, throbbing pain in right abdomen, constantly feeling PMS, IBS symptoms
Bloating and excessive gas
Started with a flat tummy but a few little lumps on my ribcage.
Pain in my lower back, severe nausea, fever that would come and go, pain in my lower right abdominal region.
Lower back pain
BLOATING, MOODY, WEIGHT GAIN, TIRED
none prior to diagnosis
Bloating, menstrual pain,insomnia, night sweats, irregular cycles
Intense stomach cramps
Bloating, fatigue, lower abdominal pain
fatigue, severe heartburn, frequent urination, irregular bowel movements and pain
bloating, feeling full, cycles were off, painful cramps, no energy.
Extreme fatigue, pain in both ovaries on and off and loss of regular menstrual cycle. Doctor kept saying I was premenapausel until a lump in my groin popped up. Then she said it was either lymphoma or ovarian cancer that's spread. Unfortunately it was stage four ovarian cancer. It had not been found In my ovaries, cervix, or uterus but was just outside my left ovary wrapped around a muscle running to my leg, (I was using crunches),also up my spine, in the left side of my neck and under my right arm. They think it started in my left fallopian tube and for some reason travelled out right away. I am in remission as of December 9, 2016 and Thank God every day !