What are the symptoms of cervical polyps?
The common symptoms of cervical polyps include:
- unusual vaginal bleeding such as bleeding after sexual intercourse.
- bleeding between your menstrual periods.
- bleeding after menopause.
- white or yellow mucous or discharge from your vagina.
Should I worry about polyp on cervix?
Most cervical polyps are benign, cause no problems, and don’t come back once they’re removed.
What causes polyps on cervix?
Polyps are almost always benign (noncancerous). Cervical polyps may be caused by chronic inflammation or infection. Usually, cervical polyps do not cause any symptoms, but they may cause bleeding or a puslike discharge. Doctors can usually diagnose cervical polyps during a pelvic examination.
Does cervix mean neck?
The word cervix is derived from the Latin root word “cervix” which means “neck.” For this reason, the word cervical pertains to many areas where tissues narrow to a neck-like passage, and not only in your neck.
Can a polyp go away on its own?
Small polyps without symptoms might resolve on their own. Treatment of small polyps is unnecessary unless you’re at risk of uterine cancer. Medication. Certain hormonal medications, including progestins and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists, may lessen symptoms of the polyp.
How do you get polyps?
Mutations in certain genes can cause cells to continue dividing even when new cells aren’t needed. In the colon and rectum, this unregulated growth can cause polyps to form. Polyps can develop anywhere in your large intestine. There are two main categories of polyps, nonneoplastic and neoplastic.
Is removal of cervical polyp painful?
Having a cervical polyp removed is not painful, however, you may feel mild discomfort similar to period pain afterwards. If you are uncomfortable, a mild painkiller will be offered to you.
Are polyps caused by HPV?
Conclusions: This first study in the medical literature investigating the possible effect of HPV on the development of endometrial polyps has demonstrated that HPV might have a role in the development of some of the endometrial polyps.
What happens after polyp removal from cervix?
Having a cervical polyp removed is not painful; however you may feel mild discomfort similar to period pain afterwards. If you are uncomfortable, pain relief will be offered to you. What do I need to do after I go home? You will have some discharge/bleeding which can continue for 2-4 weeks.