Lack of knowledge about the symptoms and signs of cervical cancer makes some women unaware. Even this cancer will attack anyone in a vulnerable age indefinitely. The woman was unconscious when the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) attacked her. HPV, small microorganisms that are 55 mm in exchange and have 100 types of HPV that can infect the skin, causing warts. Viruses that reproduce and survive attack the immune system of the body, causing cervical cancer.
Early Symptoms of Cervical Cancer
In the early stages of cervical cancer, the symptoms are difficult to find. Patients with cervical cancer at the start of being infected with the virus are just like normal women. The medical examination with the help of a pap test can detect early symptoms of cervical cancer. Pap tests can be done at the age of 21 years and then done regularly every three years. At the age of 30, a Pap test will be carried out as well as a continuous HPV test until the age of 65.
The other symptoms that lead to infection of the HPV virus are as follows:
1. Pathogonic vaginal discharge
Whitish (flour albus), namely the discharge of fluid other than blood from the woman in large quantities. Although not all vaginal discharge is dangerous, but if you experience vaginal discharge with the following characteristics, you must be vigilant: The discharge in large quantities, the liquid turns thick, smells bad, is not normal in color (yellowish, greenish, brownish), arises burning and itching in the vaginal discharge with signs that need serious attention, consult an obygn specialist.
2. Pain in the female area
The pain that attacks the female area is caused by the development of the human papilloma virus (HPV) and disrupts the body’s immunity, resulting in lower abdominal pain, pain in the thighs, pain in the pelvic joints during menstruation, pain when defecating and pain during intercourse.
Most women think that bleeding that occurs due to abnormal menstrual cycles, but it is necessary to be aware that if the blood that comes out of your female area is frequent and takes place regularly you should immediately consult a doctor.
4. Painful urination
A bladder infected with a virus will cause the patient to experience painful urination, which is a symptom of cervical cancer entering an advanced stage.
5. Pain and bleeding during sex
Frequently changing partners in sexual intercourse has a high risk of cervical cancer. When having sex, often pain and bleeding due to a severe infection of the cervix.
6. Decreased appetite
Decreased appetite causes decreased immunity so it is prone to stress, excessive anxiety, and disrupts energy. In addition, this is an early sign of cervical cancer symptoms.
7. Swelling of the feet
When you experience swollen feet for no reason, this may be a sign of the virus that causes cervical cancer attacking your body.
8. Get tired quickly
Fatigue, which indicates you have HPV, is fatigue without cause that attacks your leisure time.