9. Changes in Bowel Habits
If you notice changes in your bowel habits, such as constipation or diarrhea, it can be a telltale sign of ovarian cancer. Women suffering from this cancer may complain about changes in bowel habits off and on.
The sudden change in bowel habits happen when the tumor swells and exerts pressure on the stomach, bowel and bladder. Depending upon the area on which the pressure is exerted, it can lead to either constipation or diarrhea.
If the symptoms are persistent, frequent and unpredictable, make an appointment with your doctor.
10. Constant Fatigue
If you feel very tired all the time or feel like sleeping more and more without any changes in your daily routine, it can signal an underlying condition, including many types of cancer.
Cancer can result in a reduced number of healthy red blood cells, which causes anemia and constant fatigue due to a decreased supply of oxygen being delivered throughout the body.
If you are getting adequate rest and sleeping properly but still feel low in energy throughout the day, consult your doctor. Early diagnosis means better treatment outcomes for any type of cancer, including ovarian cancer.