First signs of endometrial cancer

Posted by Helen, Volunteer Mentor @naturegirl5, Jun 21 6:41am

What symptoms did you have that led you to your physician before you received a diagnosis of endometrial cancer?

I had entered menopause more than a decade ago so menstruation was done. I discovered vaginal blood one morning. When it happened again a few days later I realized that something was going on but I didn't suspect cancer. I just knew this wasn't normal. I made an appointment with a gynecologist. Within a few weeks I began having cramps like I used to have when I first started my period as an adolescent. By then I was already under the care of the gynecologist who did a D&C and that's when the endometrial cancer was diagnosed.

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I too had same experience as nature girl. No cramps though. I thought at first it was due to my kidney stones since I usually bleed when having uti but not the case this time. So I went to my gyn to have biopsy right then and got called back for my result immediately.

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My first symptom was bleeding. I was not yet in menopause (mid 40's) and I began having what I thought were irregular periods (more than 1 per month), before long I began bleeding/spotting everyday. I also had pain/pressure in my bladder area.

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