There are so many different kinds of ‘normal’ when it comes to our bodies….whether you’re talking about the size of boobs or booty – everyone is different. But when it comes to knowing & trusting your instincts that something doesn’t feel ‘normal’….go with your gut feeling & have it checked out.
February is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month…& I make it my mission to educate women about it wherever I can.
There is no early detection test for ovarian cancer, so all women need to be aware of the symptoms. There is no age barrier either…young girls to post menopausal women are affected. The most commonly reported symptoms for ovarian cancer are:
Increased abdominal size or persistent abdominal bloating
Abdominal or pelvic (lower tummy) pain
Feeling full after eating a small amount
Needing to urinate often or urgently
Changes in bowel habits
Unexplained weight gain or loss
Lower back pain
Indigestion or nausea
Bleeding after menopause or in-between periods
Pain during sex or bleeding after
It is important to remember all the symptoms mentioned can be caused by other, less serious medical conditions. However, if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, which are persistent & troublesome, you should see your health care provider. Use the symptom diary below to track your health & take it along to your appointment to discuss further.