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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 of this rare cancer are diagnosed in the early stages. Vaginal cancer in later stages may cause symptoms such as:                                                                                                                                                          

  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause 

  • 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

  • Constipation

  • Constant pain in the pelvis

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.




Online Medical Reviewer: Cunningham, Louise, RN
Online Medical Reviewer: Stump-Sutliff, Kim, RN, MSN, AOCNS
Last Review Date: 7/2/2015
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