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Uterine Cancer Symptoms & Diagnosis

Symptoms

If you have any of these symptoms do not assume it is due to uterine cancer. These symptoms may be caused by other conditions. Tell your doctor if you have any of these:

  • Abnormal bleeding between menstrual periods
  • Vaginal bleeding or spotting in postmenopausal women
  • Pain in the pelvic area
  • Pain during urination
  • Pain during intercourse

Diagnosis

The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history.

Tests may include:

  • Blood and urine tests
  • Pelvic exam—examination of the vagina, uterus, ovaries, bladder, and rectum
  • Pap test —scraping and testing tissue from the inside of the cervix and upper vagina
  • Biopsy of the uterine lining —removing a sample of tissue from the uterine lining for testing
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C) —procedure to get a sample of tissue from the uterine lining

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2017 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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