Symptoms of fallopian tube cancer
Fallopian tube cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms in its early stages. Signs and symptoms often appear as the tumour grows and causes changes in the body. Other health conditions can cause the same symptoms as fallopian tube cancer.
The signs or symptoms of fallopian tube cancer include:
- a lump that can be felt in the pelvis or abdomen
- feeling of abdominal fullness and heaviness
- bladder problems such as the need to urinate often and the urgent need to urinate
- changes to digestion such as difficulty eating, feeling full after a small meal, heartburn, gas, indigestion or nausea
- pain in the legs, lower back, pelvis or abdomen
- pain when having sex
- weight loss
- bleeding from the vagina that isn’t normal (such as heavy or irregular bleeding), between periods or after menopause
- discharge from the vagina that is clear, white or coloured with blood
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