ABNORMAL VAGINAL BLEEDING
Women who have endometrial cancer and cervical cancer – both in the early and late stages – commonly experience irregular vaginal bleeding, so this is a symptom that should never just be brushed off.
If you have already undergone menopause, any bleeding or spotting should be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. If you haven’t yet experienced menopause (aka “the change”), then consult a medical professional if you experience heavier-than-normal periods, bleeding between periods, or bleeding during or after sexual intercourse.
Non-bloody discharge can also be a sign of uterine or endometrial cancer. Though only a small number of cases of uterine cancer have been discovered in women with discharge that wasn’t bloody, there is still a slim chance that it could be something more serious. Bottom line, anything abnormal down there needs to be checked by a doctor.