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8 Cervical cancer signs women Should be aware of

By Andrew Alpin, 1 May 2017

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3 Discomfort in urination

In most cases, discomfort and unusual conditions of urination could indicate a urinary tract infection or UTI. However, frequent discomfort during urination or excess urges to urinate and increased urinary frequency is also indications of cervical cancer. In advanced cases of cervical cancer, there could also be blockage in the kidneys or urethra causing obstruction in urine flow. Moreover a UTI that has progressed may also cause symptoms of blood in the urine that may or may not be a sign of cervical cancer. Consult your doctor immediately even if you have UTI.

Discomfort in urination

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4 Just one swollen leg

Usually cancers are asymptomatic or not showing any symptoms until pain starts causing them such as nerve compression. As a tumor grows it starts creating pressure against surrounding nerves and soft tissue and this causes pain. Cervical cancer can cause swelling or pain in just one leg.

Just one swollen leg

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5 Pelvic and back pain

According to Tracy Scheller, MD, a gynecologist in Englewood, New Jersey, Pelvic and back pain are one of the main symptoms of advanced cervical cancer. It’s most likely that the tumor has grown a lot and pressing down on the lower tailbone or lower back. It also feels like a combination of menstrual cramps and back pain.

Pelvic and back pain

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