Women's Health

Research Reveals 10 Silent Ovarian Cancer Symptoms

2. Pain in the pelvis or abdomen

2. Pain in the pelvis or abdomen

Discomfort or pain in your gut or pelvis may be another sign of ovarian cancer. Several different types of pain in the pelvis are possible, but not all are potential signs of ovarian cancer.

If the pain in your pelvis feels like muscle soreness, then it is not likely to be a symptom. If, however, it is a pressure-like pain, it is more likely to be a sign of cancer. Especially if the pain persists, or is intermittent yet recurring.

It will most likely be lower than your belly button, and may be to the left side or the right, depending on which ovary is affected. Movement will not affect the pain.