In its early stages, cervical cancer typically does not cause symptoms. It may be detected on Pap screening and subsequent testing even before symptoms have developed. When symptoms do occur, one of the most common symptoms is abnormal vaginal bleeding. This can include bleeding between menstrual periods, bleeding after sexual intercourse or a pelvic exam, or bleeding after douching. Unusually heavy menstrual bleeding and bleeding after menopause are also possible symptoms of cervical cancer. Other symptoms that may accompany the condition include vaginal discharge, pelvic pain, and pain during sexual intercourse.