If you are dealing
If you have pain for more than a week or so, you may need to visit a doctor. This symptom normally does not show up until your ovarian cancer has spread, so it is particularly concerning. Women may notice both abdominal and pelvic pain, so you might have discomfort anywhere from your bowel to your diaphragm.
Dr. Mitchel Hoffman from the Moffit Cancer Center explains that the ovaries tend to grow as cancer develops. There is limited space in your abdomen, so the enlarged ovaries can press against your bladder. This can lead you to need frequent bathroom trips.
Your Period Is Irregular
A big sign of ovarian cancer because it is an indicator that something is going wrong in your reproductive system. Ovarian tumors may throw your hormones out of balance and affect your menstruation cycle. Some women get more frequent periods while others have fewer or no periods. Bleeding may be abnormally light or unusually heavy.