What Cervical Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
I had spotting at first, which I ignored, until bleeding was heavier, especially during sex, I also started gaining weight..when I was always little. I always thought you lose weight when sick, the weight didnt start falling off until chemo came into the picture
I didn't ever have any symptoms. It was found during my physical with my doctor.
watery discharge that progressed to mucus/blood discharge, bleeding after sex, pelvic cramps all of the time
I started having symptoms in Feb. 08'. I had severe vaginal bleeding. I filled a plastic cup up with smal blood clots in a matter of 30 minutes. I would wake up soaked in blood. I was taken to the ER multiple times and bled blood clots the size of golf balls. This continued through my diagnosis in June. I had 3 different doctors tell me that it was just low estrogen and progesterone and put me on birth control. I also had severe pelvic pain
pain (tummy) weight loss swelling nasuea vomiting
spotting after sex and a couple of bacterial infections. Normal pap less that a year before diagnosis.
Swollen right leg.
spotting & bleeding after intercourse post menopausal fatigue & low back pain
hemmoraging and passing blood clots. She also told us that she wasn't feeling well in general for a couple months before diagnosis...she thought it was stress due to just graduating and trying to find her dream job right away. PAIN with a capital P. Aimee was in pain daily and no matter the perscription cocktail, the Big C found a way to make it hurt everyday.
My left leg swelled to twice the size of my right. My periods had been irregular but I thought it was menapause.
Bleeding and constant discharge. cramping pain in pelvic area with discomfort down the front of left thigh
Bleeding after sex and a watery discharge.My periods became constant, however I had absolutely NO pain.....thought it was menopause.Imagine that......
None. I had a normal PAP in February 2008 and an abnormal one in February 2009. Thats when everything began...
Had irregular bleeding between periods for about 2 months, bleeding was sometimes heavy w/clots, felt pressure in pelvic area, lil' bit of cramping
None. I had a normal pap smear up until Feb 2009. It came back abnormal, but I did not find out until May.
Post-coital bleeding at times for about 9-10 months
spotting between periods and after intercourse, very heavy periods with massive cramping, but always had that so didn't think anything of it
Fatigue, Weight loss, Irregular Bleeding (that Mom thought was Menopausal bleeding), Foul Vaginal Odor, Occasional lower back pain
first i thought i was just having irregular periods, then it progressively got worse. The hemorrhaging is absolutely horrible at this point. Have had hip and pelvic bone pain for a few months now. numbness and tingling in my toes. bladder pain.
Irregular bleeding after intercourse. Onset very quickly (so it seems). No other symptoms, no abnormal PAPs, tested negative for HPV in January 2008. It was not until my doctor could actually see and biopsy a mass that we knew there was a problem.
I had bleeding during sex, and spotting, which was not normal because I had an IUD. I also had some pain and a milky discharge. I realize something was wrong when I had to wear a pad everyday because of the discharge.
None, didn't find out until I had an abnormal pap in 2008.
fatigue, irritable, cramps
heavy bleeding during and after intercourse
Pain, fatigue. The pain is not always there, but lately it has been more constant. Sometimes it's mild, sometimes it's just plain throbbing pain. Another reason not to have cancer added in my life's favorite to-do-things list =P
Pain, Vomiting, hair loss,
Heavy menstrual bleeding, lower back and abdominal pain.
Heavy bleeding and clotting between periods, pelvic pain, leg pain, abnormal pap
Gastrointestinal distress, low back pain, pain with intercourse, bleeding with intercourse, irregular periods.
ugg prefer to forget, post coital bleeding. bf told my to go to a doctor for months but i thought it was from getting older... the reoccurance felt like very subtle fireworks of pain in my pelvis that slowly increased until i had pelvic and back pain continuously. i hoped the pains were pychosomatic. no such luck.
Painful heavy periods. Period disappeared for 2 years then came back.I always just thought it came back when my daughter 1st started hers. I had been through a rough break up and put it down to stress when they stopped.
some pain during urination 2 months prior and some thigh pain other than that NONE!!
abnormal bleeding. Discharge.
abnormal bleeding between periods (bled for 3 days following pelvic exam), some pelvic pain. I instinctively knew something was wrong
Extreme Pain in the rectal and vaginal area.
I had an extreme amount of a watery clear discharge at first. Doc gave me antbiotics. It later turned nto passing blood clots and bleeding between periods. Later came a foul smelling brownish watery discharge that soaked through pads. This went on for one year undiagnosd. Doc kept giving me antibiotics. Finally i went to a specialist who found it within 10 minutes.
Hopefully not cancer, but just nasties: pain, bad bleeding, nasty cells
She bled in between periods and quite a lot. Dr's laughed and said she was just getting older. She pushed the issue and got a second opinion. She was diagnosed fall of 2008.
fatigue only. not anothery single symptom. I am the posterchild now for getting a yearly ob/gyn exam as that is how they found this cancer.
None initially-she has cramps she thought were part of Perimenopause
Other meds im on is Zanax, Prilosac, Roxicet if needed, Motin 800mg, Birth control and Zofan. I also get nebulsta every 21 days. I also take vitamens :)
Abnormal bleeding/ spotting, bleeding after sex, excessive amount of discharge
Heavy irregular bleeding, bleeding during intercourse, cramping, problems with digestion, urination & poohing. Back pain at times ~ burning sensation in abdomine.
Stringy blood for about the last year. Always bleeding even after my period. Cramps hurt more the last 6 months. Very heavy flow with big clots.
vaginal bleeding after sex, a period that didn't stop in March
bleeding irregularly for 6 months
Worst thing was the exhaustion and not knowing I had cancer again. Some post-coital bleeding and sexual pain. Abnormal paps/cervical dysplasia since 2006.
vaginal bleeding & some pain behind hips.
Was constantly tired and apathetic. No energy or will to do much of anything. Vaginal bleeding commencing about 5 years after menopause escalated to severe hemoraging one weekend.
cramping, fatigue, discharge
My original diagnosis was in September of 2008. My only real symptom was light vagianl bleeding after intercourse, thankfully I never missed a yearly exam.
Pap came back abnormal after my daughter was born
4 cm large polyp on my cervix (one in a million are cancerous) 4 cm tumor on cervix as well. I've never had an abnormal pap and my cancer was not HPV Bleeding discharge, pain during intercourse. Doctor said it was because I was nursing my baby and my hormones were off.
Bleeding after intercourse, prolonged periods, fatigue
bleeding in between periods. dull lower back ache. bleeding during intercourse my right leg larger than left..fatigue..just KNEW something was off..lathargic....
slight bleeding after sex and during BM's
irregular periods,my right leg swelled
bleeding during intercourse,some pain during urination
None. I went in for pain in my lower intestines which they started to do testing for. The doctor I was sent to asked when my last pap was. I told her it had been 8+ years. She gave me one and I was told about the cancer 3 weeks later.
right side pain under ribs and radiating around to back, right leg pain, excessive and constant vaginal bleeding with clots, anemia, fatigue, decreased cognition, irritability, pain and bleeding with intercourse, pelvic pain after orgasm, acne
bleeding in between periods, bleeding during intercourse
heavy vaginal bleedin.cramps
Abnormal bleeding,light headedness,night sweats
No Symptoms yet. I was told I have Pre-Cancerous Cells on my Cervix. The internet can't give me the answers I need so I am looking for answers where I can.
Fatigue, bleeding with sex and pelvic exams, body aching, pelvic pain, Cycle that won't go away,loss 10 pounds in one month,loss of appetite,depression, severe anemia, hypotension (low blood pressure)
i have had really heavy bleeding during my period, i have alot of back pain, constant fatigue,and pain during sex.
Bleeding during sex and unusual discharge.
Nausea, kidney pain, joint pain, hair loss
Bleeding with a foul smell
abnormal bleeding between periods, after/during intercourse, pelvic pain, painful intercourse
inexplicable bleeding, fatigue, red blotch in one eye, no positive annual pap smears - ever
Cramping like you're on your period ALL month long. Pelvic pain like when you're pregnant after baby has dropped. Tampons discomforting so obviously not smooth sailing intercourse. Worn out easily, easily irritable, scared but determined.
Bleeding constantly, pain, anemia, weight loss, fatigue
Presented with post coital bleeding and was very tired all the time. Those were the only symptoms the first time. Diagnosed stage 1b1. With recurrence had slight menstrual-like pain in lower left abdomen off and on. No bleeding second time. Mass found at regular check up.
spotting in between periods,tired most of the time
Post-coital bleeding; later, large amounts of discolored water discharge and "crampy" pain and pressure
heavy bleeding in between periods for at least one weak at a time and up to 30 days, naseau, feeling fullness last few weeks, lower stomach feeling and looking very bloaded and big, and feels achy, moderate pelvic pain, lower back has a dull ache, light headheaded.
Spotting after intercourse
clear to white constant strong odored vaginal discharge for approximately 2 months.
Vaginal bleeding, abdominal pain
Abnormal bleeding during pregnancy history of abnormal pap. Without follow up. Back pain leg pain. Bowl and urinary issues. And extreme fatigue.
None at first, just went in for yearly pap, then bleeding during sex, then bleeding even without sex, went back to dr, another pap, positive for cancerous cells
Short of breath, pain, fatigue, sadness
Bleeding between cycles, fatigue, discharge
Pains in groin bleeding during and after intercourse a weird "pressure" feeling.....pains in pelvic area.
Abnormal bleeding, severe pelvic pain, sweating, pinching in lower back. Tired, discharged tissue.
Heavy bleeding, Kidney pain
period bleeding all the time
Chronic Back Pain, Abnormal Bleeding, Painful Intercourse
A lot of back pain and tummy pressure