While vaginal cancer does not often show early signs, the most common symptom is painless vaginal bleeding that is not related to menstrual periods. If you experience vaginal bleeding after menopause, you should see a physician as soon as possible.
Other symptoms of vaginal cancer can include:
- Unusual vaginal discharge
- Pain in the pelvic area
- Pain during sexual intercourse
- Blood in the stool, painful bowel movements or constipation
- Difficult or painful urination
- A lump in the vagina
Some of the symptoms above also may be related to conditions that are not cancerous or precancerous. It’s important to talk to your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms.
If you are diagnosed with vaginal cancer, they can develop a comprehensive treatment plan that’s right for you.