Cervical cancer is a cancer that strikes the cervix in women's reproductive organs, and is caused by Human Papilloma Virus or HPV. This condition is generally understood when it has entered an advanced stage. Therefore, in addition to conducting regular inspections, you need to observe the various characteristics of cervical cancer, so that it can be identified early on and done treatment as soon as possible.
Cervical cancer is often difficult to identify from the beginning, but we need to know some characteristics of cervical cancer. Here are the characteristics of cervical cancer you need to know:
1. Abnormal vaginal Bleeding
When women experience of cervical cancer, symptoms usually appear is the bleeding that is abnormal in the v*gina. This bleeding can occur more or less of menstruation usually occurs between menstrual periods, or in women who've had menopause. Vaginal bleeding can also occur when s*xual intercourse.
2. Experience unusual vaginal discharge
Characteristics of cervical cancer are an abnormal vaginal discharge. Mucus on the whiteness will experience a change in color, has a foul scent or odor, as well as changing the texture and consistency of vaginal fluid. This unusual vaginal discharge can also be caused by other diseases; therefore we recommend that you consult a doctor to make sure the cause.
3. The pain while s*x
Cervical cancer that has already entered an advanced stage will bring up a more diverse. One is pelvic pain while s*x. The pain that makes you feels uncomfortable during s*x. Check with your doctor immediately if you experience pelvic pain while s*x, to ascertain whether this condition is a sign of cervical cancer disease or due to other diseases, such as endometriosis or fibroids.
4. Frequency of urination increased
The women seem to be careful if they feel pain when urinating and can not resist the urge to go to the toilet, because this may be a characteristic of cervical cancer. This condition is usually caused by cancer cells that grow around the cervix, and then spread to the bladder. However, these symptoms can also appear due to urinary tract infection (UTI), so you need to see a doctor to be sure.
5. It is easily tired
Other features that will appear when you suffer from cervical cancer are easily tired. This condition happened due to bleeding that is abnormal in the v*gina, so eventually experiences a shortage of red blood cells (anemia), which makes the body becomes quickly fatigued. A sense of tired will normally take place at any time and does not disappear even though you have been resting enough.
6. Swelling in one of the legs
When cervical cancer enters an advanced stage, it usually leads to various complications. One of them is swelling of the legs. This condition can occur when cancer cells suppress the blood vessels in the pelvis, thereby inhibiting circulation to the limbs. As a result, there is accumulation of fluids that make the limbs become swollen.
7. Loss of appetite
Women affected by cervical cancer will decline or even loss of appetite. This is due to the spread of cancer cells that make the body difficult to accept food intake. In addition, drastic weight loss of unknown cause, also need to be suspected as a symptom of cancer.
8. Have constipation
If cervical cancer has spread to the colon, it will potentially cause constipation. This condition can occur when cervical cancer has entered an advanced stage.
9. Blood Patches in urine
If you're seeing mixed urine and urinary blood, immediately consult a doctor. It could be that it is one of the marks you exposed to cervical cancer.
10. Exit urine or feces from the v*gina
Cervical cancer can also affect the function of the v*gina. When entering an advanced stage, cancer services may cause leakage of urine or discharge of feces from the v*gina. This can happen due to the formation of the fistula between the v*gina and urinary tract, or anal fistula between v*gina and anus, so urine and feces can pass through the v*gina.
Various characteristics of cervical cancer above can also be caused by a disease or another condition on your body. For women who are already active s*xual intercourse, suggested doing a pap smear at least three to five years, or follow the advice of a doctor.
Early detection of cervical cancer is important because the cancer is detected early, then the hope of recovery from cervical cancer will be higher. In addition, the HPV vaccination for the prevention of cervical cancer is also important for you to get. If there are signs of the symptoms above, please do not hesitate to consult a doctor.