Swelling can be a sign of ovarian cancer
Each person has flatulence. Sometimes more, sometimes less. It depends on how we said and how we eat. But certain signs can also point to dangerous diseases such as cancer. If in women the abdomen is inflated continuously for no apparent reason, the doctor should consult immediately.
Swelling can be a sign of cancer
It is not uncommon for you to get a bloated stomach after eating certain foods. However, if women have flatulence for no apparent reason, they should consult a doctor. Because this can be a sign of cancer. This is indicated by the British organization "Target Ovarian Cancer".
Ovarian cancer is one of the most aggressive tumors
"Ovarian cancer (ovarian carcinoma) is one of the most aggressive tumors and is the second most common malignant disease in female genitalia," writes the German Cancer Society on its website.
"The great danger of this type of tumor is that it is usually discovered very late, since symptoms do not occur during a long time," experts said.
But although this type of cancer usually does not present early symptoms, there are still signs in which, in principle, it should be noisy and go to the gynecologist.
These include, according to experts, among other things, an increase in abdominal circumference without indeterminate weight gain and indigestion / swelling and flatulence.
Knowledge can save lives
Especially in this last one is also "Cancer of target ovaries". As the non-profit organization writes on its website, new research shows that women who often suffer from flatulence are more likely to change their diet than to go to a doctor to clarify the cause.
"Half (50 percent) of women in the UK said they were doing something with their diet, while one in three (34 percent) said they would consult a doctor if they were worried about flatulence," experts say .
Previous research conducted by "objective ovarian cancer" has shown that only one in five women experiences persistent swelling as a symptom of ovarian cancer – a worrying rate.
Especially because ovarian cancer is only diagnosed in two thirds of women when the cancer has already spread.
The organization wants to encourage women to seek medical advice if the belly is swollen.
"Women should not risk their lives for lack of knowledge about ovarian cancer symptoms," says Annwen Jones of Target Ovarian Cancer.
"If women know about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, such as persistent swelling and are able to connect them early with ovarian cancer, life can be saved."