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Symptom Cervical Cancer
Maybe but....: Locally advanced or invasive cervical cancer may cause pain, but "cramps" have many much more common causes. Cramps are common right before or during your menstrual period. Pelvic pain can occur if you have a pelvic infection. Bladder infections can cause a cramping sensation when you urinate. Prevention is key. You should focus on HPV vaccination & pelvic exams, pap tests & HPV testing. ...Read more
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
Is vaginal discharge with a foul odor a common symptom of cervical cancer? Also, what else could cause it?
Lots of causes:
Cervical cancer may cause foul smelling discharge but there are far commoner causes, e.g., yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis and trichomonas etc. See this site for information and consult your doctor for a proper diagnosis and care.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003158.htm. ...Read more
Had light red spotting this morning. Last period normal stops on 27 sep. No pain. Last sex in aug is dis symptom of cervical cancer?
Non specific: Symptoms of cervical cancer are non-specific and may range from no symptoms, abnormal vaginal bleeding, bleeding with sex, persistent foul smelling vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, etc. You should see you doctor for an evaluation if you suspect any abnormality. You should also be seeing your doctor on a regular basis for pap test and cervical HPV screenings. ...Read more
Yes: Your physician probably biopsied the lesion and you will know soon. ...Read more
What are common symptoms of cervical cancer and how quickly can it spread? I know sexual discomfort can be a symptom, but what exactly does that mean?
Irregular vaginal bl: Vaginal bleeding other times than the monthly period is an early symptom of cervix cancer. Pain or discomfort are not early symptoms. But cervix caner is relatively slow growing and easy to detect if you are alert to any new vaginal symptoms especially unexpected bleeding or vaginal discharge. Bleeding after sexual intercourse can be an ealy clue. ...Read more
It can be: Without symptoms, therefore the reason for pap smears on a regular basis, but in your 30s to 40s post-coital bleeding, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, may be a cause to take a look even if the pap was normal last year. Cervix cancer is highly curable, but less morbid the earlier that it is found. ...Read more
You may not experience any cervical cancer symptoms early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear:
vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause, watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor, pelvic pain or pain during sex. ...Read more
Bleeding: Bleeding be it a spontaneous irregular spotting or after sex. Sometimes there can be a watery or mucous discharge but that can be the result of many other problems. Pain is usually a sign of advanced disease. Regular screening with pap smears and hpv vaccination are your two best weapons against this, one for early detection and the other for prevention. ...Read more
Range of none tosome: Early stage cervical cancer tends not to result in symptoms (this is why regular pelvic exams and pap smears are so important) but symptoms can develop as the cancer progresses. These can include vaginal bleeding after intercourse or between periods or after menopause, watery/bloody vaginal discharge, pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read more
Variable: In early stage- usually asymptomatic. Common symptoms may include postcoital bleeding, irregular or heavy vaginal bleeding. Vaginal discharge can present-however this is nonspecific. In advanced stage- pelvic pain radiating to the legs, bowel or urinary problem from obstruction/mass pressure-like constipation, problem urinating/renal failure, vaginal passage or urine/stool, etc-can happen. ...Read more
Not many if early: Cervical cancer is most commonly detected on routine screening pap smear or pelvic exam. If a patient does not see a doctor routinely and does not get pap smears then cervical cancer may become advanced and start to cause symptoms. In such a case once it has become locally advanced patients can experience pelvic pain, abnormal bleeding, malodorous discharge, and even rectal pain or blood. ...Read more
Advanced cervical ca: Advanced disease may present with pelvic or lower back pain, which may radiate along to the back of the lower legs. Bowel or urinary symptoms, such as pressure-related complaints- like severe constipation, bladder obstruction can lead to kidney failure, blood in the urine, bright red blood per rectum, or vaginal passage of urine or stool, are uncommon and suggest advanced disease. ...Read more
Don't wait for symptoms. See your gynecology provider for an exam to include the replacement for the old Pap smear which is now called liquid based cytology AKA "Pap and HPV cotesting". Checking for the virus (HPV) is really important for risk analysis.
Along the same lines, don't wait for symptoms of breast cancer either. Get a mammogram and clinical exam along with your own regular self exam. ...Read more
Early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear: vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause
watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor
pelvic pain or pain during intercourse. ...Read more
Early cancer is asymptotic and onset of symptoms varies among different people. See this site for more info.
http://www.webmd.com/cancer/cervical-cancer/cervical-cancer-topic-overview. ...Read more
Bleeding & discharge:
Early cervical cancer generally produces no signs or symptoms. As the cancer progresses, the following signs and symptoms of more advanced cervical cancer may appear:
vaginal bleeding after intercourse, between periods or after menopause
watery, bloody vaginal discharge that may be heavy and have a foul odor
pelvic pain or pain during intercourse
See a doctor if you have symptoms. ...Read more
Symptoms none, bleed: Cancer of cells low part if uterus that is called cervix. Much more common in other parts of the world where pap smear for screening is not routinely done. Hpv is a virus that increases the risk of developing this slow growing tumor. There are vaccines now for hpv. More info and a good review of the topic see link below http://health. Nytimes. Com/health/guides/disease/cervical-cancer. ...Read more
Not usually: Women with early cervical cancers and pre-cancers usually have no symptoms. Symptoms often do not begin until the cancer becomes invasive. When this happens, the most common symptoms are: abnormal vaginal bleeding, abnormal vaginal discharge, or pain with intercourse. Unfortunately these symptoms can occur with benign conditions as well. See your doctor to be examined. ...Read more