Ovarian Cancer (cont.)
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Questions to Ask the Doctor About Ovarian Cancer
If experiencing abdominal pain, distension, or bloating that is not explained by simple constipation, lactose intolerance, or another harmless condition, the woman should see her health care provider right away. In fact, if she is older than 40 years or has a family history of breast or ovarian cancer, these symptoms should be attributed to constipation or other conditions only after her health care provider has ruled out the possibility of ovarian cancer.
A woman should go to the nearest hospital emergency department if she is exhibiting any of the following symptoms:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/9/2014
Robert P Edwards, MD
Jana M Lee, MD
Paul Blackburn, DO, FACOEP, FACEP
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Lee P Shulman, MD
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