Abdomen swelling has many causes but it an ominous sign for women with ovarian cancer. This cancer has no specific signs or symptoms and often presents late. However, one key feature of ovarian cancer is fluid build up in the abdomen which causes it to swell. Many women will notice that the clothes become tighter and they may feel full all the time.
Ovarian cancer is deadly if the diagnosis is delayed. For middle aged women who present with gradual swelling of the abdomen, a visit to the doctor is recommended.