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Early on, cervical cancer may not cause signs and symptoms. Advanced cervical cancer may cause bleeding or discharge from the vagina that is not normal for you, such as bleeding after sex. If you have any of these signs, see your doctor. They may be caused by something other than cancer, but the only way to know is to see your doctor.

Table showing the symptoms of cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar cancers.  Abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge is common on all gynecological cancers except vulvar cancer.  Pelvic pain or pressure is common on ovarian, uterine, and vulvar cancers.  Abdominal or back pain and bloating are only common in ovarian cancer.  Changes in bathroom habits is common in ovarian and uterine cancers.  Itching or burning of the vulva and changes in vulva color or skin, such as a rash, sores, or warts, are only found in vulvar cancer.

The only symptom of cervical cancer is abnormal vaginal bleeding or discharge.

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