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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Operated for cervical cancer. Explain about the current stage of the tumour ?

Query: Hello Doctor, My mother was operated on 18th July for cervical cancer (Wertheim's Hysterectomy). The operation was successful and she is fine and recovering. After the surgical biopsy, they declared it as stage 2B. Further we sent her slides to the laboratory for review and there they found th...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the reports and my opinion is as follows: Diagnosis is that of squamous cell carcinoma of cervix, moderately differentiated, non-keratinizing type. Your mother has undergone Wertheim's hysterectomy, also called radical hysterectomy. This is the surgic...  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 the tenth and eleventh of this month and again from the fourteenth to sixteenth of the same month. I had the last ultrasound two years, and it showed no cysts. I am under a lot of stress and depression. Is this something seriou...  Read Full »

Dr. Radhakrishnan Nair. B

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have two cycles in a month? Your question is not clear. There can be hormonal alterations during stress, which can affect your cycles.   Read Full »

My mother has a mass in the left mid lung of 5.3 x 4.5 cm, and her CEA result is 897. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother is easily getting tired. I want to inquire and evaluate the x-ray result and laboratory report of my mother. Her x-ray shows that she had a mass in the left mid lung measuring 5.3 x 4.5 cm. Her CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen) result is 897 was the latest. She was previously diag...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your mother has recently done a CXR (chest x-ray) P/A (posteroanterior) view. Her x-ray film (attachment removed to protect patient identity) has shown a mass in the left mid ...  Read Full »

Do I need a PAP smear if I have a long-term homosexual relationship?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24 year old female in a long-term relationship with a girl. We have both never been in a relationship with anyone else nor had any sexual activity with other people of either gender before. Do I need to get my Pap smear test done? I have recently been to my gynecologist and was...  Read Full »

Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? I do not see any reason for you to get the test done. Let me explain why. Pap smear or Papanicolaou smear is taken from the outer and inner surface of the cervix called ectocervical and endocervical area respectively. When your cervix, especiall...  Read Full »

Does a tiny bump in the cervix indicate cervical cancer despite normal PAP two years ago?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 45-year-old. I had a normal PAP two years ago. I have three children ranging from 5 years to 17 years. I am only on a low dose of blood pressure medication. I discovered a tiny bump on my cervix. It cannot have been there more than three months at most. I have no bleeding and have reg...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the details you have provided, and based on the facts that you have been regularly following with your PAP (Papanicolaou test) smear screening, and also the last one being done just years ago being normal, the likelihood of this bump on cervix b...  Read Full »

How does chemoradiation affect pregnant women?

Query: Hi doctor,My wife is pregnant. During her first trimester, her doctor suspected some growth in her cervix and a biopsy was done. Her pathology of cervical tissue states squamous cell carcinoma of non-keratinizing. It also says that the specimen contains creamy white, irregularly shaped, solid, and s...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your wife's biopsy reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) indicate that your wife is suffering from cervical cancer. Pregnancy with cervical cancer is managed based on a lot of factors. As your wife is in her first trimester, waiting till the end o...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 19-year-old female with a weight of 60 kilograms. I have consulted many doctors to know the cause of my issue. I have a list of symptoms such as headache, swollen lymph nodes, chest pain, bone, muscle, and joint pain, low-grade fever, pelvic pain, irregular periods, vaginal discharg...  Read Full »

Dr. Uphar Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have an unlikely chance to have cancer in the cervix as you have a negative pap smear. Generalized pain or malaise occurs due to autoimmune disorders and it shows raised ANA (antinuclear antibody) levels. Do not be worried. You can take medications and it helps ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I have done a cone biopsy before a couple of years due to dysplasia caused by HPV. Before a year, I did a Papanicolaou test and it showed that there is an absence of injury. Before a week, I did a Papanicolaou test and the result showed a moderate dysplasia suggestive of class IIIA. The do...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The report needs to be concerned (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a need to do another cone biopsy definitely. It is necessary to check the margins of the cone while doing another cone biopsy. If it is still positive, then removal of the cervix...  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. Kohkade Pooja Raosaheb

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 »

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

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 »

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