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Cervical Polyps

Information about Cervical Polyps

We Have to Know about the Cervical Polyps

  • Cervical polyps are growths that usually appear on the cervix where it opens into the vagina
  • Polyps are usually cherry-red to reddish-purple or grayish-white
  • Usually not cancerous

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Any discharge per vaginum?

Causes of Cervical Polyps

  • Associated with inflammation of the cervix
  • Abnormal response to the female hormone estrogen

Do’s and Don’ts of Cervical Polyps

  • Visit your doctor for an annual Pap test and for regular pelvic exams. A direct examination is the best way to identify cervical polyps

Signs & Symptoms of Cervical Polyps

  • Discharge, which can be foul-smelling if there is an infection
  • Bleeding between periods
  • Heavier bleeding during periods
  • Bleeding after intercourse

Medical advice for Cervical Polyps

  • If you experience vaginal discharge, bleeding after intercourse, or bleeding between periods

Risk factors of Cervical Polyps

  • Age
  • Alcohol
  • Cholesterol
  • Physical inactivity

Treatment for Cervical Polyps

  • Surgical removal of Polyps, usually in a doctor’s office

Self-care for Cervical Polyps

  • Once removed, polyps usually don’t come back

Investigations for Cervical Polyps

  • Cervical polyps are discovered during routine pelvic exams or evaluations for bleeding or while getting a Pap test
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