Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cervix, that is the lower end of the uterus, which connects the uterus and the vagina. This cancer is associated with HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) infection. Earlier stages of cervical cancer go undetected, as it generally does not produce any symptoms. In the later stages, it causes abnormal vaginal bleeding, pain during sex, and watery and foul-smelling vaginal discharge.

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Is it possible for me to have cervical cancer when my pap smear is negative?

Query: Hello I am a female that is 19 years old. I weigh 133 pounds. I have been to several doctors but hardly have got any answers to why im in all this pain. Here is a whole list of my symptoms: Head pains, swollen lymph nodes, chest pains, bone muscle and joint pain, low grade fever, pelvic pain, irregu...  Read Full »


Dr. Uphar Gupta

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello we shall discuss in parts. 1. Its highly unlikely that you have Cancer of the cervix. A negative pap smear ensures that. 2. Generalised pain ie malaise can be explained by the fact that you have raised ANA values and autoimmune disorders and specially seronegative. Its very hard to manage. ...  Read Full »

How does chemoradiation affect pregnant women?

Query: Hi, My wife is pregnant and during her 1st-trimester her doctor suspected some growth in the cervix, and a biopsy was done. the pathology of cervial tissue states "squamous cell carcinoma -nonkeratinizing". also, it says that "the specimen consists of cream-white, irregularly shaped, solid, and soft...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Icliniq. I am sorry to say that the biopsy reports you mentioned indeed indicate that your wife is suffering from cervical cancer. Pregnancy with Cervical cancer is managed based on a lot of factors like which trimester the pregnancy is currently. what is the stage of pregnancy? ...  Read Full »

Can bloody vaginal discharge also occur in sensitive cervix?

Query: Hi doctor, I have watery bloody vaginal discharge after my period but I saw on the internet that is a sign of cervix cancer. I went to the gynecologist and she said that everything looked good and I have a sensible cervix. I told her about the spotting but she really did not believe that it was a w...  Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Raosaheb Kohkade

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your gynecologist examines your cervix and assured you about a healthy cervix than you do not have to worry. Bloody vaginal discharge at your age can be due to various causes. Bloody vaginal discharge due to cancer cervix in elderly women most commonly which is c...  Read Full »

Why am I spotting from the last eight months?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 28 years old. I am not sexually active. I had spotting on 10th and 11th of this month and again from 14th to 16th of the same month. I had the last ultrasound before two years and it showed no cysts. I am under a lot of stress and depression. Is this something serious?  Read Full »


Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair B

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you having two cycles in a month? Your question is not clear. During stress there can be hormonal alterations, which can affect your cycles. Revert back with the answer to the above question to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/a...  Read Full »

Is it possible for cervical dysplasia to come back after a cone biopsy?

Query: I had a cone biopsy done a couple of years back due to a dysplasia caused by HPV. The papanicolau test last year showed there was no injury. I just did a papanicolau this week and the result says “Moderate dysplasia suggesive, Class IIIA”. The doctor told me have a biopsy done. I was to...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi This report is a matter of concern. there is definitely a need for another cone. you have to note that another cone is very difficult to do too and may even be unsuccessful. Also when you go for another cone check the margins of the cone. if the margins of the cone are still positive then removal...  Read Full »

My mom gets brown discharge now though her period stopped before 5 years. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is 58 years old. Her periods stopped in 2015. Later she got her periods once in a year. Now from the last year blood like brown fluid came from her vagina when she go to toilet. She do not feel pain or any other symptoms. All test came positive and nothing seen in ultrasound. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Blood mixed vaginal fluid in the postmenopausal women need to be evaluated cautiously and carefully. Although the common cause of such bleeding is due to deficiency of hormones once menopause is achieved, the possibility of cervical and endometrial cancer needs to be...  Read Full »

For an endometrial problem, is contrast MRI useful?

Query: Hi doctor, I had not had periods for 8 years. There was some spotting for around a year. The endometrial thickness is 7.7. The complex echo suggesting menstruation, though not having periods. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is likelihood of serum progesterone deficiency. ET (endometrial thickness) 7.7 indicates a luteal phase defect and spotting indicates irregular shedding. Get a serum progesterone level test done. If low, then cyclical progesterone would have to be star...  Read Full »

What are the possible sexual side effects of cervix radiotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, Cervix radiation treatment fears me. How will it affect my sexual life, attracting the opposite sex, pheromones, sex drive, sexual stamina, and my attraction for others?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Radiation therapy leads to a lot of sexual adverse effects and poor quality of life. It will lead to loss of ovarian function leading to infertility, loss of sexual drive, decrease stamina, etc. Also, radiation may affect the length or caliber of the vagina and decre...  Read Full »

I have white sticky discharge while on birth control pills. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am currently on Microgestin birth control and I have been instructed to take it constantly to have no periods. About a year ago, I was treated for chlamydia and never had a problem since then. About a month ago, I missed my pill for birth control while having the flu and a week back,...  Read Full »


Dr. Shruti Kainth Kaushal

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. According to your history, it appears that you are suffering from vaginal infection. Because, without a problem there cannot be such an amount of discharge. Hormonal birth control pill increase chance of vaginal discharge. But, in my ...  Read Full »

My sister is suffering from severe vaginal pain. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I need an opinion regarding my elder sister. She is 52 years old. She is diabetic and is suffering from severe vaginal pain for the last few weeks. While collection of pap smear, the swab was bloody and it was very painful for her. She is currently using Candid cream and Candid V6 tablet ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The reports of both pap smear and tumor markers are within normal limits and rules out any malignancy in terms of possible cervical cancer. However, the pain in vagina and blood tinge at her age, where she is likely menopausal, could be due to atrophic vaginitis. ...  Read Full »

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