In the beginning when the signs start showing, cervix cancer has no discomfort. This also applies to precursors of this type of cancer: they often develop unnoticed at first. Possible first signs of cervical cancer are:
- Vaginal discharge, which may smell bad
- Bleeding after intercourse
- Bleeding outside the menstrual cycle or after menopause
These symptoms are similar to typical symptoms that can occur, for example is inflammation or benign growth. Nevertheless, one should not take them lightly or, for fear of clarification.
In advanced stages, pain in the pelvic and pelvic region, pain during urination or defecation, and lymphatic stasis in the legs may occur
For Complaints To The Doctor
Anyone who has more of these symptoms should consult a doctor for Screening for cervical cancer [ตรวจคัดกรองมะเร็งปากมดลูก which is the term in Thai] – even if no appointment is given for an early detection examination. It can safe life to have sign cleared up in good time. Even thou is not cancer, it is true: infections, small benign growths or other triggers can also be unpleasant and may cause severe long-term health problems.
The cause behind the above symptoms can usually be clarified relatively quickly: The necessary examinations are relatively inexpensive or stressful.
Where Do Complaints Go
Your doctor or gynaecologist is initially the contact person for the most important examinations for the clarification of complaints. A bladder infection or other general disease is behind the complaints, usually the family doctor can test. Gynaecologists also do this and too, many of the necessary examinations for clarification, which can be performed on an outpatient basis. For special tests and diagnostic procedures, they refer them to other specialists, to doctors or clinics with so-called dysplasia consultation. If a patient is physically very poor or has other important reasons for doing so, most of the upcoming examinations may also be hospitalized in hospital.