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How can I distinguish symptoms of ovarian cancer from possible gastrointestinal conditions (with similar symptoms)? I have been told that ovarian cancer is sometimes misdiagnosed as a gastrointestinal disorder.
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The symptoms of ovarian cancer are vague and can include GI symptoms. In order to fully work up symptoms, imaging (CT scan) and GI assessment (often a colonoscopy and sometimes an EGD) are often recommended. Occasionally a diagnostic laparoscopy is considered if symptoms such as pelvic/abdominal pain persist.
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