Cancer - Oncology

Signs and Symptoms of Vaginal Cancer

Early on, most vaginal cancers do not cause signs and symptoms, so it is important for you to pay attention to your body and know what is normal for you. If you have symptoms, it does not mean you have vaginal cancer. The same symptoms may be from another condition.

However, it is important for you to see a doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms two weeks or the symptoms get worse:

  • Vaginal discharge or bleeding that is not normal for you
  • A change in bathroom habits, such as having blood in the stool or urine; going to the bathroom more often than usual; or feeling constipated
  • Pain in your pelvis, the area below your stomach and in between your hip bones, especially when you pass urine or have sex

Only a doctor can determine if your risk factors for vaginal cancer actually cause vaginal cancer with a diagnosis.