Why does ovarian cancer cause heartburn?

Briefly. Unfortunately in advanced cases, masses or fluid can put pressure on the abdominal & pelvic cavity and also exert pressure on the stomach causing bloating, early satiety & reflux type symptoms. Rarely cancer can affect the stomach & ovaries at the same time.

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I am having fertily issues atm would any of the test I will have show ovarian cancer? Has have low back pain indigestion on/off abdo tenderness+ weein

Need more info. Your symptoms are significant and warrant a visit to your OB/GYN now. A physical exam and maybe an ultrasound study are in order and would help answer your concerns. Read more...

How and/or why does ovarian cancer cause feeling full / early satiety?

Spread inside the be. Ovarian cancer tends to spread all over the intestines , leading to their normal movement and normal functions. This is reflected in any form of digestive symptoms. There may also be fluid collection around the intestines which also interferes with their normal motility and digestive functions. Read more...
When it's too late. This is oversimplifying slightly. A very large ovarian mass can compress the stomach. This would have been found on pelvic exam. If you have any concerns about ovarian cancer, talk with your personal physician. Best wishes. Read more...

Why does ovarian cancer cause the symptom of feeling full quickly?

Fluid or ascites. Ovarian cancer is notorious for making fluid in the belly by irritating the lining of the organs ( its like a cling wrap around the organs-known as peritoneum). As the cancer grows, there is more fluid which presses on the stomach and other organs and gives a feeling of bloating and early satiety. Read more...

Does ovarian cancer cause lymph node behind ear to get really big?

Can=yes. Is=No. Can ovarian cancer cause lymphadenopathy (big lymph nodes) behind the ear? Yes. Will it, not likely. Ovarian cancer usually spread to the abdominal lymph nodes and can spread thoughout the lining of the abdomen (=peritoneum) as well as liver. Any organ or lymph node could be involved but the post auricular lymph nodes would be unusual. Read more...
Not likely. Ovarian cancer spreads to the pelvic lymph nodes and peritoneum, i.e., the lining of the abdomen. A single enlarged retro-auricular lymph node is not likely to be due to ovarian cancer. Read more...