In the early stages, cervical precancers or cervical cancers cause no pain or other symptoms. That's why it's vital for women to get regular pelvic exams and Pap tests to detect cancer in its earliest stage when it's treatable.
The first identifiable symptoms of cervical cancer are likely to include:
Abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as after intercourse, between menstrual periods, or after menopause; menstrual periods may be heavier and last longer than normal.
Pain during intercourse.
ASC but cannot exclude
high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL)
When a woman has ASC-US abnormalities, her health professional will
watchful waiting or
human papillomavirus (HPV) testing. ASC-H
abnormalities have a higher risk of being identified as more severe changes and
are evaluated with colposcopy.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Kirtly Jones, MD, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
August 4, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
August 04, 2011
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