Cervical cancer is the cancer that affects the “neck” of the womb. This is a very important part of the reproductive organ, because it connects the womb to the honey pot.
Cervical cancer signs are very hard to detect, because of the menstrual cramps and usual abdominal pain, especially women feel. However, if you notice some of these signs, contact your doctor for a further checkup.
Heavier and longer menstrual periods
Any bigger changes in the menstrual flow, especially if you’re not in the age close to your menopause, can be a sign of T2, which is actually the next stage of cervical cancer. In this T2 phase, the cancerogenic cells spread into the “lady’s pot”.
Bleeding between your periods
Whether is heavy bleeding or just blood spots between your period, it is irregular menstrual period. You should investigate these symptoms further with your gynecologist. In most of the cases, this means that the stage called T1 may already be on the surface of the cervix.
Bleeding after you were diagnosed with menopause
When menopause occurs, the cessation of the menstrual cycle is here. That is a signal that you’re not able to be pregnant anymore. Any bleeding that occurs after you’ve had months or years of menopause is a serious sign that you should check with your gynecologist.
Unusual discharges with different colors might be a sign of infection or even maybe growth of abnormal tissue, that could signalize a start of cervical cancer, called the phase of T1.
Problems with your bowel or urinary problems
Unfortunately, this is a sign for stage 4 of cervical cancer… it means that the cancerogenic tissue got so big, it spread to the bowel or the bladder and is causing health issues, such as blood in the pee, crampy bowel movement etc.
Bleeding right after you got a pelvic exam at the doctor’s office
If you notice this right after your annual checkup, you might have cancer cells in your pelvic. Using pressure, such as the one from the doctor’s instruments can cause the bleeding on the growths that shouldn’t even be there.
Pain or bleeding during a sexual intercourse
This is also, unfortunately, a sign for cancerogenic cell growth in the further stages, such as T3 and T4. If you notice discomfort down there while making love, unusual pain or bleeding after the intercourse, schedule an appointment with your gynecologist.
Doing the regular annual PAP test and screenings between the test may prevent the cancer. But if you notice these signs and your PAP has just passed few months ago, don’t hesitate to call the doctor again.