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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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 »
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 canc... Read Full »
I am a 64-year-old woman with cervical cancer who had menopause 10 years back. How to treat it?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 64-year-old woman who has been diagnosed with cervical cancer L1B1. I had sudden bleeding and immediately went for a checkup. I had menopause 10 years back. Currently, I have blood pressure and cholesterol. What treatment should be taken for this condition?Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I have seen the attachment (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It shows that cervix is involved with stromal invasion in the endometrial biopsy. The dysplastic cells are seen in the endometrium. As you have crossed menopa... Read Full »
Can uterine or cervical cancer delay my periods?
Query: Hi doctor, My period is always regular with an interval of 28 days. I never missed my period before. Now, I am late for five days. Today, I had a little light pink faint discharge when I wipe. I have taken 4 pregnancy tests and all were negative. When I referred online, it says ovarian cancer. I ha... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through all the data posted. Do not get worried much as you told your periods were always regular. Just with five days late of periods, it does not mean that you have cancer. You said there was light pinkish discharge, so which could be spotted and may be a... Read Full »
I got a negative LEEP result. Can you please explain what causes high-risk cervical lesions?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a LEEP procedure done due to high-risk lesions. The results came back negative for pre-cancerous cells. What else can cause high-risk cervical lesions? The issue occurred approximately five years back and has not gone away. I underwent other procedures like a Pap test and biopsy.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. High-risk cervical lesions, also known as cervical dysplasia, are abnormal cells found on the cervix that can potentially turn into cervical cancer if left untreated. The most common cause of high-risk cervical lesions is infection with certain strains of the human pa... Read Full »
My Pap smear result showed some weirdly-shaped cells in the cervix, but I do not have HPV or cervical cancer. How can I prevent HPV?
Query: Hi doctor,Irregular pap smear result shows LSIL was highlighted on my document from the gynecologist, but I was told I did not have HPV or cervical cancer, but weird-shaped cells on the cervix. I was told not to worry. Could this develop into HPV?What can I do to prevent that from happening?Thank yo... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The cervix has one area known as the transformational zone that shows natural changes in different phases of life. Cervical cancer is commonly diagnosed in the reproductive phase and during pregnancy. Please send me your cervical smear report and your detailed gynecol... 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 »
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 lung, lung nodul... Read Full »
My PAP smear test could not be processed due to excessive cervical mucus and lubrication in the specimen. Does it indicate an abnormal PAP smear or cervical cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, I had a PAP smear last week. Today I received the result that said I was HPV-negative. Still, later I received an email from the gynecologist: “The lab, unfortunately, could not process the PAP smear results due to excessive cervical mucous and lubrication that was in the specimen per ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I have reviewed your reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Your report is negative for any carcinoma and pathology, so there is no need to worry about it. There is no HPV (human papilloma v... Read Full »
Could vaginal brown discharge be a sign of cervical cancer?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old and I am sexually active for about four years now. For some 2 to 2.5 years, I am getting an occasional brown vaginal discharge, when I masturbate. Not a lot, just enough to cover my fingers. It does not happen all the time. There is no other pain or symptom associated wi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dark brown vaginal discharge that you are experiencing, especially after masturbation and usually in the second half of the cycle is often due to luteal phase defect which indicates progesterone deficiency. So, it is suggested that you should get your serum prog... Read Full »
My pap test shows endocervical and squamous cells. Is it normal?
Query: Hello doctor, I got a Pap done last week and I got the results back today. It says I am negative for an intraepithelial lesion of malignancy (NIL). And under specimen adequacy, it says satisfactory for evaluation. Endocervical and/or squamous cells (endocervical component) are present. What does th... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pap smear is a cervical cancer screening tool for gynecologists. Firstly, whenever a sample is observed under the microscope, the pathologist has to comment on the adequacy of the sample. Your cervix has ectocervix (containing squamous, flat cells), and an endocervix (con... 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 »
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 c... Read Full »