Do you know your. Way around your vulvo-vaginal area well enough to know normal versus something new? Maybe you do, but you need to find a trusted practitioner to take a look and advise next step. Few lumps prove serious, but ignorance is solved by expert advice of your doctor.
Prob not, c ur doc! Most lumps in the vagina are benign and normal. See your gynecologist to have an exam and will likely put your mind at ease.
The lump I have is in the upper part of my vagina and about a quarter size round, could this be vaginal cancer?
Consult your doctor. Asap. It is not feasible to provide an informed opinion from the information you provided. You should consult your doctor asap, just in case it is cancer, so that it may treated promptly. If it is due to an infection, it should still be treated promptly.
Vaginal cancer. Vaginal cancer is rare. Do you still have a cervix? A gartner's duct cyst is benign and much more common. See your gynecologist.
The lump I have is in the upper part of my vagina and about a quarter size round, could this be a vaginal cancer?
Not necessarily. Lumps in and around the vagina can be caused by many things, including but not limited to tumors, abscesses, lymph nodes, endometriosis, cervical masses, ectopic pregnancies, etc. I would strongly recommend seeing your gynecologist to have it looked at.
See a doctor. Vaginal cancer is one of the most rare kinds of cancer, although it is one possible cause of a lump in the vagina. Other more likely causes of the lump include a cyst (which is a small pouch next to the vagina), a sexually transmitted infection, chronic irritation, or benign (non-cancer) growth of the vaginal wall. See a doctor to get this checked out!
GYN. Please make an appointment with your gynecologist for assessment.
Do I have vaginal cancer? I have constant discharge between periods and my vagian seems to be sagging or enlarged. I'm 17.
It would be. Remarkable for a 17 year old to have "vaginal" cancer. But you need an expert to look at your "parts", internal and external, and help you figure out your symptoms, learn your history (sexual, family, other conditions) and you do a disservice thinking I can discernwhether you are fine or are in trouble on the internet.
Risk factors are: The hpv family of viruses encompasses over 100 different strains responsible for cervical cancer, genital warts and vulvar/vaginal cancer. Risk factors include multiple sexual partners, early age of first intercourse, history of abnormal pap smear, history of rectal cancer or hiv. Also, taking chronic meds like steroids or immune modulating meds for auto-immune diseases can increase the risk.
Vaginal Cancer. It is well established that certain strains of the human papilloma virus (hpv) are linked to vaginal cancer, as are prior exposure of your mother to a drug called des, which has not been used for years. Advancing age is considered a risk factor. At your age, there is little chance that you would develop the disease unless your mother was treated with des.
Poor prognosis. Unfortunately, vaginal cancer has a poor prognosis. 80% of vaginal cancers are metastatic (spread) from cancer originating in other organs in the pelvis. If a cancer has already spread, prognosis is usually poor. Overall 5 year survival for vaginal cancer is about 40%. Cancers that are caught early on before they have spread have a better chance of cure.
Yes. As in any cancer if found early it's easier to cure. Therefore small vaginal tumors can be resected. But even advanced vaginal cancer that don't lend to surgery can be treated with radiation and chemotherapy with a possibility of cure (though less). Radiation has external machines and interstitial implants that can be performed that can kill sometimes rather large tumors that have not spread.
Biopsy. Precancerous lesions are noticed on examination and can be further evaluated by your doctor a number of ways, but most likely need to be biopsied to make the correct diagnosis. After a tissue diagnosis has been made, excision of the lesion is generally recommended.
Biopsy. Examination, evaluation by gynecologist may lead to a biopsy of a suspicious lesion. This is the only way to diagnose it.
No. It is rare. But it is one of the things that your pcp or gynecologist will look for when they do your pelvic exam.
No. There are generally less than 3000 cases per year in the United States. Www. Cancer. Net is a great resource for more information on vaginal cancer. Http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/vaginal-cancer.
Physical and biopsy. The first step would be physical examination of the suspected lesion. A biopsy of the lesion and examination of the tissue by a pathologist are usually necessary.
Vaginal cancer. Pap smear --> colposcopy --> biopsy.