Mercy Gynecologic Oncologist, Dr. Beman Khulpateea, Discusses Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Including Digestion
According to gynecologic oncologist Dr. Beman Khulpateea of The Gynecologic Oncology Center at Mercy says the ovarian cancer doesn't present until it's more advanced than a lot of other cancers because the symptoms are subtle and can be misinterpreted.
“Symptoms that may seem like indigestion, things like abdominal bloating or feeling full after eating small amounts of food. Sometimes those are early signs that something else is going on in your body, and when people have those symptoms, one of the things to keep in mind is the possibility of ovarian cancer,” Dr. Khulpateea said.
Most of those people won't have ovarian cancer, but it is important to bring up any symptoms to your doctor.
A sonogram can help to rule out ovarian cancer. View Mercy gynecologic oncologist Dr. Beman Khulpateea’s interview regarding ovarian cancer symptoms like indigestion.
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