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How i knew i had uterine cancer?

Asked anonymously on 27th April, 2022 at 3:53 pm

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Dr. Muzammil Shaikh

20 years of experience

Medical Oncologist

Last edited on 5th May 2022 at 10:22 am
  • Vaginal bleeding after menopause,
  • bleeding between periods,
  • lower abdomen pain are reasons to have a checkup with oncologist
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Dr. Upasna Saxena

15 years of experience

Radiation Oncologist

Last edited on 5th May 2022 at 10:20 am
  • Uterine cancer most commonly presents with bleeding ( heavy bleeding during periods, erratic bleeding on and off or continuously, spotting). 
  • Sometimes there might be only discharge, or only ultrasound report showing some changes.
  • These are most common starting signals. Rarely it may present with unusual symptoms.
     
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Dr. Mukesh Carpenter

8 years of experience

General Surgeon

Last edited on 5th May 2022 at 10:18 am

The most common symptoms are: 

  • Before menopause there is vaginal bleeding between periods, or spotting after menopause , whitish or clear vaginal discharge ( post menopausal condition).
  • if you are above 40 yrs then extremely prolonged / heavy bleeding could be there.
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Dr. Rajas Patel

9 years of experience

Medical Oncologist

Last edited on 5th May 2022 at 10:17 am
  • Uterine cancer is usually suspected when a post-menopausal woman starts bleeding per vagina.
  • Other symptoms can be lower abdominal pain, bloated feeling, etc.
  • For confirmation of uterine cancer endometrial biopsy is usually done.
  • Staging workup usually includes MRI or CT Abdomen & Pelvis.
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Dr. Indoo Ambulkar

20 years of experience

Surgical Oncologist

Last edited on 5th May 2022 at 10:16 am
  • uterine cancer is usually seen in woman after Menopause. 
  • It usually causes bleeding PV there maybe Lower abdominal pain or back pain.
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Dr. Tushar Jadhav

12 years of experience

Surgical Oncologist

Last edited on 5th May 2022 at 10:16 am
  • Uterine cancers usually present with vaginal bleeding like you have during periods, but it is not cyclical like normal periods and can also occur after menopause. 
  • Some uterine cancers can also present with lower abdominal mass or pain due to enlarged size of the uterus.
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Dr. Preetam Kumar Jain

9 years of experience

Pediatric Hematologic-Oncologist

Last edited on 5th May 2022 at 10:13 am
  • Any abnormal bleeding per vagina in a post Menopausal bleeding should suspect Uterine cancer.
  • Any abnormal vagina bleeding or discharge at any point of time .
  • Abdomen pain.
  • Mass felt per vagina or Abdomen mass.
  • Abnormal thickening of uterine lining on sonography....

If you have any of the symptoms then please consult oncologist for treatment as soon as possible

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Dr. Donald John Babu

16 years of experience

Oncologist

Last edited on 5th May 2022 at 10:11 am

If you have uterine cancer, you may notice:

  • Bleeding per vaginum
  • and then go ahead with USG abdomen
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Dr. Sandeep Nayak

23 years of experience

Surgical Oncologist

Last edited on 1st May 2022 at 7:07 am

You will have to get ultrasound test of abdomen done to see if there is any abnormalities in uterus. 

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