Perlmutter Cancer center at university of New York, m.d., Ph.D., director of the gynecologic oncology Douglas a. Levine said, occasionally abdominal distention is very common, but persistent abdominal distension sometimes may be A symptom of Ovarian Cancer – in two-thirds of the patients with disease throughout the body, according to British Ovarian Cancer charity goal Ovarian Cancer (Target Ovarian Cancer), in their diagnosis and claims to have before 11 people were killed every day.
Earlier about the survival data show that you have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer (i.e., the first stage), but you are more likely to beat the ovarian cancer, but only 34% of women said they would be abdominal distension contact a doctor on a regular basis. A recent survey by the charity. At the same time, 50 percent of respondents said they would try to adjust their diet to relieve symptoms and then drop the symptoms to m.d. — which could delay your diagnosis.
The abdominal distention associated with ovarian cancer may be similar to that of normal bloating caused by the consumption of gaseous foods such as broccoli. But adjusting your diet won’t relieve it. According to Dr. Levine, this is because ovarian cancer is not related to the food you eat. “when a pelvic mass begins to take over the abdomen or the pelvic area, it causes bloating,” he said. “The lump can also secrete fluid that flows into the abdominal cavity.”
When to worry
Although isolated, mild cases of abdominal distension usually do not require medical care, but if the condition persists for more than two weeks or worsens, contact your primary care physician. If an OTC drug (such as an antacid or anti-gas pill) does not relieve symptoms, or if the abdominal distension is accompanied by additional symptoms, such as acute abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, urination, frequent urination, etc., contact the physician. Or constipation, according to Dr. Levine.
According to the American cancer society’s report, the other symptoms of ovarian cancer include fatigue, back pain, stomach discomfort, pain during intercourse, menstrual changes and abdominal swelling associated with weight loss, these symptoms are more likely to be caused by other factors.
“Everyone knows their body,” Dr. Levine said. “If your symptoms are worse than normal, do something about it., she might suggest using a spectrogram to check or suggest a different solution to help you kiss an uncomfortable bloat goodbye.