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What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Can be initial sign.: Bleeding from your vagina either in between menstrual periods or after going through menopause can be an initial sign of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What do they mean by "irregular bleeding" as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Non-menstural: Any bleeding that is different from your normal menstural bleeding. It may be spotting between periods, bloody discharge, altered blood between periods. ...Read more

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Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer? .

Is heavy or abnormal bleeding a sign of uterine cancer? I am 40 years old and have abnormal bleeding. What are my chances that it's uterine cancer?

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It : It would be extremely rare to have uterine cancer. Other possibilities such as hormonal imbalance is a far more common possibility. Fibroids are benign (not cancerous) growths in the uterus that cause bleeding. Checking in with your gynecologist or family practitioner for a complete evaluation is the best decision. ...Read more

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Do you almost always have bleeding prior to diagnosis of uterine cancer?

Do you almost always have bleeding prior to diagnosis of  uterine cancer?

Almost: Uterine cancer is usually associated with some bleeding, but there are always exceptions. I trust that you are getting PAP smears done as that can serve as a screening test for uterine cancer as well. If you have not had a PAP smear in more than 3 years, it would be prudent to get one and discuss your issues with your doctor. ...Read more

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Does abnormal bleeding due to uterine cancer follow a characteristic pattern (increasing vs. Tapering, true bleeding vs. Occasional spotting, etc.?)

Abnormal bleeding: Any abnormal bleeding should be evaluated by a gyn specialist, even though cancer is not the most likely cause. Erratic bleeding is the most concerning pattern, especially after menopause. ...Read more

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Mom expird due to stg4 uterine cancer.how i would hav saved my mom by identifying early?just had abdmn pain.no abnorm bleeding.any test shows stg1canc

Mom expird due to stg4 uterine cancer.how i would hav saved my mom by identifying early?just had abdmn pain.no abnorm bleeding.any test shows stg1canc

No you would not: uterine cancer could be very silent, and spread silently. so by the time it is discovered it is too late. there is nothing you could done that will prevent your mother from going to heaven nothing. if i were you, i will concentrate on you, and any female relatived you have, like sisters and daughters. get your yearly examination by GYN and your pap smear ,,same for any female in your family. ...Read more

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Would uterine cancer typically present with light spotting after sex but no spotting or bleeding otherwise?

Would uterine cancer typically present with light spotting after sex but no spotting or bleeding otherwise?

It could : but there really is no 'typical' that is reliable. There are many alternate possibilities; if you are at risk or are worried you need to see an Gyn for an interview and an exam. ...Read more

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Heavy and long bleeding for 1 year. No pain or mid-cycle bleeding. Reg cycles. Had us today, 5 days into cycle. Endo lining about 8-9cm. Is that abnormal? Could it be uterine cancer?

Heavy and long bleeding for 1 year. No pain or mid-cycle bleeding. Reg cycles. Had us today, 5 days into cycle. Endo lining about 8-9cm. Is that abnormal? Could it be uterine cancer?

Probably not, but...: Bleeding patterns can change over a woman's life time. Significant changes may mean there is a cause that can be treated like poly, fibroids, or changes in the growth of the uterine lining. Us exams and enodmetrial tissue biopsies can help determine what is the cause and how to treat it. You should see your provider to discuss further. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Marcus
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Uterine Cancer (Definition)

Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus, the female organ in which the implantation of an embryo and carrying of a fetus take place. Cancer usually develops in the cells that form the uterine--a portion of which are shed ...Read more


Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Bleeding (Definition)

Irregular bleeding is a clinical finding in which a woman's menstrual bleeding is not in a similar pattern each month. She may have spotting between menstrual periods, or have light periods alternating ...Read more