Cervical Cancer is sometimes misdiagnosed as Vaginal Amebiasis

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Vaginal Amebiasis, when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Cervical Cancer.

Cervical cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the lining of the cervix and 70% of cases are caused by squamous cell carcinoma. Early cancer usually does not cause any symptoms but if misdiagnosed or allowed to grow untreated can cause unusual vaginal bleeding, watery discharge, a mass, painful and frequent urination and pelvic pain. Non-cancerous conditions such as vulvar dystrophies, dysplasia and condyloma can mimic vulvar cancer and be a source of misdiagnosis. If misdiagnosed cervical cancer can metastasise and lead to death.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

A change in vaginal discharge, vaginal bleeding after menopause, vaginal bleeding between periods, heavy menstrual bleeding, pain during intercourse, bleeding after intercourse, pelvic pain

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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