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Oliver A, Overton C. Detecting ovarian disorders in primary care. Practitioner 2014;258 (1769):15-19

Detecting ovarian disorders in primary care

20 Mar 2014Pais-up subscribers

Ovarian cysts occur more often in premenopausal than postmenopausal women. Most of these cysts will be benign, with the risk of malignancy increasing with age. Symptoms which may be suggestive of a malignant ovarian cyst, particularly in the over 50 age group, include: weight loss, persistent abdominal distension or bloating, early satiety, pelvic or abdominal pain and increased urinary urgency and frequency. [With external links to the current evidence base]

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