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5 Usually Ignored Early Symptoms Of Cervical Cancer

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Women often show late signs of cervical cancer or the pre-cancer stages. Until pre-cancer becomes a true and invasive cancer growing into the nearby tissues, there is no way to find if you’re suffering from any discomfort. But after that, you will see these signs are generally seen:1

1. Leg Pain

1-Leg-Pain

This is commonly seen in the early stages of cervical cancer. You will experience swelling and pain in the leg. This happens when the cervix swells up leading to an obstructed blood flow, eventually leaving your legs swollen and sore.2

2. Vaginal Discharge

2-Vaginal-Discharge

It’s normal for a woman to release small amounts of clear discharge. If the fluid discharge increases and it also has a foul smell, it’s a sign to raise an alarm.3

3. Unusual Bleeding

3-Unusual-Bleeding

Of all the symptoms, this one is the most common. If a woman is experiencing vaginal bleeding all of a sudden, it could be a sign of cervical cancer. Contact a physician if it recurs.4

4. Discomfort In Urination

4-Discomfort-In-Urination

Keeping a track of your urination can help you discover the presence of cervical cancer. This is generally described as a tight stinging sensation and could also result in different difficult sensations.

5. Uncomfortable Sex

5-Uncomfortable-Sex

Painful sex is also a factor of cervical cancer. If you experience this, please consult with your doctor soon.5

References   [ + ]

1. 10 Warning Signs of Cervical Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore
2. Foley, Kathleen M. “Pain syndromes in patients with cancer.” In Cancer pain, pp. 45-54. Springer Netherlands, 1987.
3. Singh, Veena, Ashok Sehgal, and Usha K. Luthra. “Screening for cervical cancer by direct inspection.” BMJ 304, no. 6826 (1992): 534-535.
4. Pham, Chantal T., and Stephen J. McPhee. “Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of breast and cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese women.” Journal of Cancer Education 7, no. 4 (1992): 305-310.
5. Stage, I. “Sexual dysfunction and treatment for early stage cervical cancer.” Cancer 63 (1989): 204-212.