07 Mei 2014

Get sensitive - your body is trying to `tell u something!"


(copy paste from FB)
Unusual bleeding from the vagina
If you notice bleeding from the vagina between periods, after sex or at any time if you are past your menopause, make an appointment to see your doctor. They could be caused by many things, but may also be signs of womb or cervical cancer so it's important to get checked out.
Cervical cancer
The number of women diagnosed with cervical cancer has fallen over the years, thanks to the cervical screening programme (the 'smear' test). The programme, which is open to women from their 20s to their 60s, can prevent cervical cancer by picking up changes which, if left untreated, could develop into the disease. It can also detect cervical cancer early, by spotting early signs in women who haven't yet developed any symptoms. It's important for all women to take part in cervical screening, including those who've been vaccinated against HPV. 

If you notice any unusual bleeding from the vagina, see your GP or nurse, even if you've recently had a 'smear' test. It may be nothing to worry about, but it's better to play safe.


Other signs to look out for are:
Any unpleasant vaginal discharge
Discomfort or pain during sex

Womb cancer
Womb cancer is the most common of the gynaecological cancers affecting women and the number of women developing the disease is increasing. As well as abnormal bleeding, other signs to look out for are:
Any unpleasant vaginal discharge
Pain in the abdomen or pelvis

If you notice any of these things, or anything else that's unusual for you, make an appointment to see your doctor. Chances are it's not cancer, but it's better to be on the safe side and get checked out.
Reducing the risk of womb cancer 
Lifestyles play an important role in a woman's risk of womb cancer. You can help reduce your risk of developing the disease by:
Keeping a healthy body weight
Being physically active

Doing these things won't develop mean you won't develop womb cancer, but they can help to stack the odds in your favour.

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