Persistent bloating is a common presenting symptom of ovarian cancer. Therefore, a potential missed diagnostic opportunity can occur if this is not investigated.
NICE NG12 guidelines recommends carrying out tests in primary care if a woman (especially if 50 or over) reports having persistent abdominal distension (women often refer to this as ‘bloating’), on a persistent or frequent basis – particularly if more than 12 times per month.
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