Women's Health

The Common Ovarian Cancer Side Effect Few People Talk About

Before diagnosis

One of the symptoms which can be used to diagnose ovarian cancer is painful intercourse for the woman. Even if she is properly aroused and lubricated, penetration can cause the cancerous mass to press on other organs or nerves, leading to pain.

This pain will probably be somewhere in the pelvis, typically below the belly button. It may be off to the left or to the right, depending on which ovary has the cancer.