Maybe it sounds a bit scary, but in most cases, women with early cervical cancer and pre-cancer don’t experience any symptoms, until the cancer grows and becomes more serious.
Symptoms occur when the cancer grows into a nearby tissue.
It is extremely important to make Pap screenings regularly, so you will be able to detect and treat cervical cancer, and other reproductive cancer like ovarian cancer, before they spread and worsen your condition.
The Pap test can locate abnormal cells in the cervix which are then monitored and treated if necessary.
However, there are other early signs of cervical cancer. So, keep reading, and find out more!
1. Irregular Bleeding
Irregular vaginal bleeding is the most common symptom of cervical cancer. It can occur in between menstrual periods or after sex. It might be disguised as spotting, showing as a slight blood-streaked discharge.
Menstrual bleeding can also last longer than usual and become heavier. If vaginal bleeding occurs in post-menopausal women who no longer have periods, this can be a sign of cervical cancer or other problems.
2. Unusual Vaginal Discharge
There are a few types of vaginal discharge that can be considered as an early sign of cervical cancer. A continuous discharge of these characteristics can be a sign:
- Tinged with blood