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A bloated stomach can be a sign of cancer
If women repeatedly suffer from a bloated belly, the symptoms can also hide a serious illness. In addition to intolerance, intestinal problems, lack of exercise or psychological problems, cancer can also be the cause.
Bloated stomach can be a sign of cancer
It is not uncommon to get a bloated stomach after eating certain foods. However, if women experience bloating again and again for no apparent reason, it is better to see a doctor. Because this can be a sign of cancer. This is pointed out by the British organization "Target Ovarian Cancer".
Ovarian cancer is one of the most aggressive tumors
"Ovarian cancer (ovarian cancer) is one of the most aggressive tumors and the second most common malignant disease of the female genital organs," wrote the German Cancer Society on its website.
"The great danger with this type of tumor is that it is usually discovered very late because there are no symptoms for a long time," said the experts.
But even if there are usually no early symptoms of this type of cancer, there are still signs that you should basically listen to and go to the gynecologist.
According to the experts, this includes, among other things, an increase in abdominal circumference without weight gain and indefinite indigestion / feeling of fullness and flatulence.
Knowledge can save lives
“Target Ovarian Cancer” also points to the latter. As the nonprofit writes on its website, new research shows that women who often have bloating change their diet rather than go to a doctor to find out the cause.
"Half (50 percent) of women in the UK said they would do something about their diet, while one in three (34 percent) said they would see a doctor if they were concerned about bloating," the experts write.
Previous research by Target Ovarian Cancer has shown that only one in five women experience persistent bloating as a symptom of ovarian cancer - a worryingly low rate.
Above all, because two thirds of women only diagnose ovarian cancer when the cancer has already spread.
The organization wants to encourage women to seek medical advice if their stomach continues to expand.
"Women shouldn't risk their lives because they don't know the symptoms of ovarian cancer," said Annwen Jones of Target Ovarian Cancer.
"If women know symptoms of persistent flatulence and are able to link them to ovarian cancer early, life can be saved." (Ad)