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Symptoms

Precancerous changes in the cervix usually do not cause any symptoms. By the time a woman notices nonspecific symptoms, invasive cancer may have already developed. Symptoms of cancer of the cervix may include:

  • Pain during or after sexual intercourse
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Changed vaginal discharge
  • Vaginal bleeding at times other than during your normal menstrual period

There are many conditions other than cancer that can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding and discharge. It is important to see your doctor, not only for preventative screening, but even more importantly if you notice any abnormal symptoms.


Last Review Date: November 6, 2017