Vaginal cancers can cause several symptoms, but these symptoms can also be caused by other conditions. For example, some kinds of vaginal discharge are normal, while others can be caused by infections. In the early stages, even for the first few years, vaginal cancer may not cause any symptoms, but some early and most late stage cancer patients will have symptoms. Such symptoms include bleeding after sex, bleeding that is not connected with menstruation, vaginal or pelvic pain, a vaginal lump, watery vaginal discharge, pain during urination, or constipation. When vaginal cancer doesn’t cause any symptoms, it is detected on routine pelvic or pap smear exam. It is important for a woman to pay attention to her own body. Know what is normal and what is not. And see a doctor about symptoms that are concerning. This allows for practitioners to distinguish between what is normal, infectious, precancerous or cancerous in nature.