1. Pelvic or Abdominal Pain
The growth of a tumor in an ovary causes pelvic or abdominal pain. The tumor exerts pressure on and around the surrounding areas, leading to intense pain. In cases of ovarian cancer, the pain persists for weeks.
If you are 50 years of age or older and experience pain in the lower abdomen and pelvic area, consult a doctor for a pelvic exam.
Younger women should also see a doctor when experiencing pelvic pain outside of a monthly menstrual cycle. It may be a sign of a benign ovarian cyst. Ovarian cancer is rare during a woman’s childbearing years.
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