Signs and symptoms of womb cancer

If you have symptoms of womb cancer, you should go and see your GP.

Signs and symptoms

Usually the first sign of womb cancer is unusual vaginal bleeding. For example, this could be:

  • bleeding after the menopause (this is the most common symptom)
  • bleeding in between periods
  • heavier periods than usual (if you have not been through the menopause)
  • a bloody or pink and watery vaginal discharge.

Less common symptoms are pain or discomfort in the pelvic area, or pain during sex.

When to see your GP

If you have any unusual vaginal bleeding, always see your GP about it. Other conditions that affect the womb, such as fibroids, can also cause unusual vaginal bleeding.