What does abdominal pain feel like that is associated with ovarian cancer?

A SPECTRUM. There is no specific type or location of abdominal pain that is specific to ovarian cancer. Some women feel nothing, others have bloating and some have a variety of other symptoms. Best thing is to see your doctor and inform him of your concern, i'm sure the best test and exam will be done.

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I've been getting stomach aches for no reason, that last a while. Could it be ovarian cancer?

No. Unless ovarian cancer is associated with metastatic disease to bowel causing intermittent intestinal obstruction, this lesion is usually painless. The tumor when it metastasizes goes to omentum and produces ascites where the belly first fills with fluid. Stomach aches are usually associated with gastric problems and may be controlled with antacids or acid inhibitors like Prilosec. Read more...

Why does abdomen fill up with fluid when ovarian cancer is present?

Not always the case. Ovarian cancer can cause inflammation which can result in fluid accumulation in the space surrounding the intestinal tract called the peritoneum. Some types of ovarian cancer make mucous which can also fill this space. Both situations cause fluid accumulation, weight gain and bloating. However, ovarian cancer may not cause these symptoms which is why regular checkups are important. Read more...
Protein. Ovarian cancer can block lymph vessels, cause inflammation, obstruct the liver, and/or create leaky veins. All of this leads to protein-rich fluid seeping into the abdomen, and that protein-rich fluid (called ascites) draws more fluid toward it. Remember diffusion and osmosis labs in high school? Other cancers involving the liver/abdomen (breast, colon, etc.) can cause the same fluid build-up. Read more...

I am experiencing pain in the lower abdomen, and heaviness in bladder and I am a 19 year old, could it by any chance indicate ovarian cancer?

Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian cancer is very rare in young adults. Abdominal pain symptoms can be due to problems in the gastroentestinal system as well as genitourinary system. If your symptoms continue best to follow up with physician. Read more...

Had ovarian cancer and had total hysterectomy in 2012. I have bad cramping in lower abdomen/back, like pre hyst. Wht causes this?

MD time. Cramps in the abdomen and back can be due to a million and one different causes, benign or not. Do not get too anxious, just make sure your oncologist knows about it and follow his/her instructions. Hope it is nothing serious. Get better soon. Read more...