Vaginal Cancer: Symptoms
What are the symptoms of vaginal cancer?
There are often no symptoms in the early stages of vaginal cancer, before cancer has spread. Most cases diagnosed in the early stages are found during regular pelvic exams. Vaginal cancer in later stages may cause symptoms such as:
Bleeding that's not related to menstrual periods
Abnormal vaginal discharge
A lump or growth you can feel
Vaginal bleeding after sex
Pain during sex
Pain when urinating
Constant pain in the pelvis
Swelling in the legs
When to see your healthcare provider
Many of these symptoms may be caused by other health problems. But it is important to see your healthcare provider if you have these symptoms. Only a healthcare provider can tell if you have cancer.
November 25, 2017
Vaginal Cancer. UpToDate.
Goodman, Howard, MD,Stump-Sutliff, Kim, RN, MSN, AOCNS