I went shopping for shorts and skirts in February to be prepared for spring. I tried everything on before buying and they fit well. Two months later, spring rolled around and nothing fit around my waist. I started dieting and nothing helped the bloating and swelling. I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer 4 months later
Judy, New Haven, CT
Judy's experience is very common. Many women attribute this bloating to a middle age spread or winter weight gain. If the bloating swelling continues regardless of what you do, it really needs to be checked out by a doctor.
If It's Not Ovarian Cancer, What Else Could It BeAbdominal swelling and bloating is the symptoms for many illnesses, such as:
Reference:Ovarian Cancer Association