Vaginal cancer may not produce any signs or symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may include
- unusual vaginal bleeding,
- a vaginal mass or lump,
- frequent urination,
- painful urination,
- watery vaginal discharge,
- constipation, and
- pelvic pain.
Other associated symptoms and signs can include pain or bleeding during sexual intercourse.
Cause of vaginal cancer
The exact cause of vaginal cancer is not clear. Certain risk factors can increase the likelihood of developing vaginal cancer, including multiple sexual partners, early age at first sexual intercourse, advancing age, and HIV infection. Exposure to a drug known as DES while in the mother's womb is also a known risk factor.
Other vaginal cancer symptoms and signs
- Frequent Urination
- Painful Intercourse
- Painful Urination
- Pelvic Pain
- Unusual Vaginal Bleeding
- Vaginal Mass or Lump
- Watery Vaginal Discharge
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