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Signs Of Cervical Cancer Every Woman Must Know

Cervical cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer that affect women today. Know the signs and symptoms of this disease here.

Signs Of Cervical Cancer Every Woman Must Know

Cervical cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer affecting women

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. One of the most common forms of cancer in women is cervical cancer
  2. Women suffering from cervical cancer complain of vaginal bleeding
  3. Painful, stinging sensation while peeing may indicate cervical cancer

One of the most common forms of cancer in women, cervical cancer, used to be the most deadly disease in women. But awareness about its early signs and symptoms mitigated the number of cases and fatalities from this form of cancer. However, it is still important to be aware of early signs and symptoms of this life-taking disease. Remember, awareness of symptoms is the key. We have prepared a list of the 7 most common signs and symptoms of cervical cancer every woman should be wary of.

Following are some of the most common signs and symptoms of cervical cancer which every women must know

1. Pelvic pain


Pelvic pain is usually ignored by most women because mostly it is due to menstrual cramps and aches. However, one must not ignore this as it might be indicative of cervical cancer in some cases. When pain takes place during periods you need not worry about it, but when it takes place during other times, you must take it seriously. Check with a doctor; don't ignore the pain just because you 'feel' it is not a big deal.

Also read: 5 Things You Need To Know About Cervical Cancer

2. Abnormal vaginal bleeding

A lot of women suffering from cervical cancer complain of abnormal vaginal bleeding. This takes place during sex, menstruation, and menopause or even during a pelvic exam.

3. Uncomfortable sex

For patients suffering from cervical cancer, sex may soon become uncomfortable and painful. But you must not assume this on your own. Allow your doctor to rule out or consider cervical cancer in your case.

Also read: Can Using Sanitary Pads Lead To Cervical Cancer?

4. Pain while urinating

A painful, stinging and tightening sensation while peeing may indicate cervical cancer, in some cases. Women suffering from this condition complain of a number of other symptoms which they experience. But the one thing that they all complain of is painful urination.

5. Unusual vaginal discharge

Women experience vaginal discharge quite often. However, if it changes drastically over time, looks bloody or green and smells foul, you must check with a doctor. This could be one of the earliest signs of cervical cancer.

Also read: How To Conceive After Cervical Cancer Treatment

6. Heavier and longer periods

If you have to change your sanitary pads and tampons every hour, it means you have a heavier than normal flow. And if it continues for a period longer than 5 days, it is a serious warning sign of cervical cancer.

7. Changes in urinating patterns

An urge to pee more frequently is linked to this disease, if it happens for a period longer than one week. If it continues to trouble you for a longer than normal period of time, it is a good reason for you to take this seriously and check with a doctor. 

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

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