Women with early cervical cancer and precancerous lesions are often asymptomatic. Symptoms usually don’t start until the cancer has grown and grown into nearby tissue. In this case, the most common symptoms are:
Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as bleeding after intercourse, bleeding after menopause, bleeding between periods, spotting, and (periods) that are longer or heavier than usual. Bleeding may occur after washing.
Unusual vaginal discharge – the discharge may contain a little blood and may occur between periods or after menopause.
Pain during sex
Pain in the pelvic region
Symptoms observed in more advanced disease may include:
Swelling of the feet
Problems with urination and bowel movements
Blood in the urine
These symptoms can be caused by conditions other than cervical cancer. However, if you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately. Ignoring the symptoms can make the cancer more advanced and reduce the chances of successful treatment.