Ovarian Cancer vs. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Symptoms and Signs Topic Guide

Ovarian Cancer vs. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Symptoms and Signs Ovarian Cancer vs. IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Symptoms and Signs: Cancer of the ovary or other ovarian tissue has few symptoms until the cancer has progressed severely or spread to other organs and tissues of the body (metastasized). Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition in which the function of the small intestine is impaired, share similar symptoms and signs with ovarian cancer, for example, abdominal cramping and pain, abdominal distention, diarrhea, constipation, gas, and bloating.

Ovarian cancer symptoms and signs that do not occur with IBS include irregular vaginal bleeding, painful intercourse, urinating frequently (if the tumor is pressing on the bladder), and ascites. Signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome that do not occur with ovarian cancer include IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome with predominantly diarrhea), IBS-C (irritable bowel syndrome with predominantly constipation), passing mucous with stool, and changes in stool consistency and frequency.

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