Symptoms of Cervical Cancer
In its earliest stages, cervical cancer usually does not have symptoms. This is why regular Pap tests are so important, particularly if you are sexually active.
When cervical cancer does have symptoms, they vary from person to person. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following:
- Vaginal discharge tinged with blood
- Vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding: after menopause, between menstrual periods or excessively heavy periods
- Urinating more often
- Pain during sex
- Swollen leg
- History of untreated dysplasia (precancerous cells changes) of the cervix
These symptoms do not always mean you have cervical cancer. However, it is important to discuss any symptoms with your doctor, since they may signal other health problems.
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