Symptoms

Macmillan Cancer Support

Symptoms are changes in how you feel or how your body works. A change does not usually mean you have cancer, but it could be something that needs treatment.

It is a good idea to get any symptoms that are ongoing, unexplained or unusual for you checked by your GP. If it is cancer, the earlier it is found, the more likely it is to be cured.

Usually the first sign of womb cancer is unusual vaginal bleeding. For example, this could be:

  • bleeding after the menopause (this is the most common symptom)
  • bleeding between periods
  • heavier periods than usual (if you have not been through the menopause)
  • a bloody or pink and watery vaginal discharge.

Less common symptoms are pain or discomfort in the pelvic area, or pain during sex. If you have any unusual vaginal bleeding, always see your GP about it. Other conditions that affect the womb, such as fibroids, can also cause unusual vaginal bleeding.

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