According to WHO statistics, cervical cancer is among the top ten killer diseases of women in the world.
Experts though, have affirmed that the complication
is manageable if discovered earlier, something that lets down most victims – women.
What causes Cervical cancer?
Cervical cancer is caused by the Human Papillomavirus or HPV, which is very contagious. HPV is a sexually
transmitted infection or STI. Though it comes in various types, only few cause cervical cancer. This infection causes abnormal cell growth that may lead to cervical cancer.
To avoid such dangers, women should observe such signs and visit a medical practitioner for assistance.
1. Urinary complications
If the cervix swells, the bladder and kidneys are likely to be compressed, blocking the passage of urine, making it difficult to entirely empty your bladder. This is, of course, painful and can cause an infection to the urinary track system.
2. Discharge of watery waste
This is caused by the abnormal growth of cells inside the cervix, forcing the cells of the uterine wall to begin riding off, producing a fluid discharge.
3. Frequent back pains,
legs or hips
Another effect of cervical swelling is that it causes some other internal organs and blood vessels to compress, thus, limiting the supply of blood to the legs and pelvis. This eventually causes pain and swelling in the legs and ankles.
4. Weight loss
According to FamilyShare.Com, an online publication specialized in family matters including health, most forms of cancers frustrate appetite. The swelling of the cervix can compress the stomach, resulting in decreased appetite and weight loss.
5. Experiencing Anemia
Some symptoms of anemia include fatigue.and the heart beats faster after normal exertion. Anemia can be caused by abnormalmbleeding, which is often accompanied by cervical cancer. Most women who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer have been initially found to have had cases anemia.
6. Emergence of Warts
Warts are firm abnormal blemishes on the skin, mostly caused by a virus. When small warts appear either internally or externally, chances are that there could be an HPV infection, which facilitates chances of cervical cancer in women.
Most women diagnosed with cervical cancer have reported cases of warts.
7. Abnormal bleeding
This type of cancer occurs on the walls of the cervix. When the walls dry up, they crack and cause discomfort and bleeding. This bleeding may also occur in the rectum or bladder.
Some of such bleedings occur outside menstrual period and should be checked up.
With the above signs, women are advised to seek medical opinion before the situation worsens.
However, Wakajuanes.Com does not affirm that the above symptoms are sure proofs of cervical cancer but just signs that it could be cervical cancer and therefore this writer only advises women to visit a gynecologist who will then have final findings and give professional
NB: This article was first written for Blazing Magazine by this writer and all the attribution is to the said magazine.