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Ladies, do not neglect the 10 symptoms of this “silent killer”!

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Ovarian cancer is the fifth most common cancer in women, after cancer of the breast, colon, uterus and stomach. This gynecological cancer is the deadliest after breast cancer because it is not easy to detect at an early stage. Discover the 10 symptoms of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer: causes
Experts are struggling to determine the exact causes of this disease. It is therefore essential to know some risk factors for ovarian cancer.

  • Family history
  • The absence of pregnancy
  • Follow-up of hormonal therapy for more than 5 years
  • Age (from 50 years old)
  • obesity

1-Irregular cycles
If you notice that your cycles are irregular, it is advisable to see a gynecologist. This does not necessarily mean that you have ovarian cancer, but this symptom is not to be overlooked. A study by the Berkeley Institute of Public Health in California indicates that irregular periods with abnormal discharge are linked to an increased risk of ovarian cancer.

2-Bloating
Bloating can be caused by various factors. However, this phenomenon can also indicate abnormalities in the ovaries. Therefore, it is important to consult a doctor to determine the exact cause.

3-Frequent constipation
Constipation is one of the first symptoms of ovarian cancer. Indeed, when they do not work properly, they can disrupt the functioning of the digestive system. Other symptoms may include loss of appetite and gas accumulation.

4-Excessive hair
The ovaries secrete sex hormones for the proper functioning of the reproductive system. However, when a tumor develops in these organs, it can cause hormonal disturbances that can lead to excessive hair (body and face) or a more serious voice.

5-Back pain
Ovarian cancer can cause lower back pain. Unless they are due to osteoporosis or arthritis, it is advisable to see a doctor.

6-Pelvic pain
Frequent pelvic pain is a very important sign of this disease. If this occurs without explanation, consult a specialist.

7-Nausea
Nausea is one of the signs of a bad functioning of your body. This does not necessarily imply ovarian cancer, but if this symptom is common, it is not to be taken lightly.

8-A feeling of early satiety
Early satiation after a meager meal or sudden weight loss can hide ovarian cancer. It is advisable to consult a specialist.

9-Pain during intercourse
Feeling pain during intercourse may be related to several causes, such as poor lubrication, vaginal infection, vestibulitis (inflammation of the entrance to the vagina) or the development of a tumor in the ovaries. If this occurs, consult your gynecologist immediately.

10-Constant fatigue
80% of women diagnosed with ovarian cancer experienced the following symptoms: nausea, shortness of breath, dizziness, low appetite and constant fatigue. If you feel this, consult a doctor.

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