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What are the symptoms of ovarian cancer vs. Those for ovarian cysts?

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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine

In brief: Worsenin vs sporadic

Symptoms of ovarian cysts which burst tend to be sporadic/cyclical.
There may be intense sharp right or left lower abdominal/pelvic pain, occurring around 14 days after the first day of one's cycle.Other types of ovar. Cysts which grow and do not burst may behave similarly to ovarian ca (bloating, pain w/ sex, frequent urination, lower abd pressure).Tests may be done by doc to distinguish btwn the 2.

In brief: Worsenin vs sporadic

Symptoms of ovarian cysts which burst tend to be sporadic/cyclical.
There may be intense sharp right or left lower abdominal/pelvic pain, occurring around 14 days after the first day of one's cycle.Other types of ovar. Cysts which grow and do not burst may behave similarly to ovarian ca (bloating, pain w/ sex, frequent urination, lower abd pressure).Tests may be done by doc to distinguish btwn the 2.
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Varies

Early ovarian cancer may have no symptoms at all, or present with a fullness in the pelvis, pain in the ovarian area, etc.
Ovarian cysts can also have pain. Late stage ovarian cancer tends to present with bloating, a feeling of fullness, adominal girth increase, etc.

In brief: Varies

Early ovarian cancer may have no symptoms at all, or present with a fullness in the pelvis, pain in the ovarian area, etc.
Ovarian cysts can also have pain. Late stage ovarian cancer tends to present with bloating, a feeling of fullness, adominal girth increase, etc.
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