What are the symptoms of endometrial cancer?
The most common symptom of endometrial cancer is abnormal vaginal discharge, particularly if it occurs after menopause. The discharge can appear watery or bloody, and may have a bad smell.
Abnormal bleeding or discharge can happen before or after menopause, and it is usually not due to endometrial cancer. However, all women with unusual bleeding or discharge should see their doctor, and all postmenopausal women who have vaginal bleeding should be referred to a gynaecologist.
Other symptoms can include:
- discomfort or pain in the abdomen (belly)
- difficult or painful urination
- pain during sex.
Many conditions can cause these symptoms, not just endometrial cancer. If you have any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may refer you for tests to see if you have cancer.