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What is the cause of bloating from ovarian cancer?
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Several causes
Fluid build-up (called ascites) in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) can lead to bloating.
Tumor cells lining the intestinal tract and other organs can also lead to bloating.

In brief: Several causes
Fluid build-up (called ascites) in the peritoneal cavity (abdomen) can lead to bloating.
Tumor cells lining the intestinal tract and other organs can also lead to bloating.
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Probably ascites.
Ascites is a common finding/complication in ovarian cancer patients.
Bloating could also come from the increased size in the ovary due to the tumor, which results in an increased abdominal girth. It could also be from a condition called endometriosis, which can make fluid and cycle like a period which can also cause bloating. Estrogen replacement therapy increases ovarian cancer risk.

In brief: Probably ascites.
Ascites is a common finding/complication in ovarian cancer patients.
Bloating could also come from the increased size in the ovary due to the tumor, which results in an increased abdominal girth. It could also be from a condition called endometriosis, which can make fluid and cycle like a period which can also cause bloating. Estrogen replacement therapy increases ovarian cancer risk.
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