When To Call a Doctor
Call your doctor if you have:
- Unexpected bleeding between menstrual
- Menstrual periods that are irregular or 1½ to 2 times
longer than normal for 3 months in a row. For example, call if your periods usually last 6 days but have been lasting between 9 and 12 days for your last 3 periods.
- Severe vaginal bleeding that causes you to soak 1 or 2 pads or tampons in 1 or 2 hours, or passing clots of blood from the vagina.
- Unexpected bleeding after douching or sex.
- Pain during sex.
- Abnormal vaginal discharge containing mucus that may
be tinged with blood.
If you are diagnosed
If you have been diagnosed with
cervical cancer, be sure to follow your doctor's
instructions about calling when you have problems, new symptoms, or symptoms
that get worse.
Who to see
Health professionals who can evaluate your symptoms
and your risk factors, and who can diagnose cervical cancer include:
Doctors who can manage your cancer treatment
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Ross Berkowitz, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
August 1, 2012
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