Vaginal tumors: Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests

Symptoms & Signs

  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Painless vaginal bleeding and discharge
  • Pain in the pelvis or vagina

About 5 – 10% of patients have no symptoms.

Diagnosis & Tests

In patients with no symptoms, the cancer may be found during a routine pelvic examination and Pap smear.

Other tests to diagnose vaginal tumors include:

  • Biopsy
  • Colposcopy

Other tests that may be done include:

  • Chest x-ray
  • CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis

Pictures & Images

Female reproductive anatomy

Review Date : 11/1/2009
Reviewed By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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