Gynaecology

Cervical Polyps

Cervical Polyps are small growths that grow either on the surface of the cervix or inside the cervical canal.

Cervical Polyps are small, elongated non-cancerous growths that grow either on the surface of the cervix or inside the cervical canal. They are red or purple in colour. They are most likely to be diagnosed in women of a reproductive age or women who are in the post-menopausal period.

What are the main symptoms?

There may not always be any noticeable symptoms, but some common ones are:

  • Abnormal vaginal discharge e.g. white or yellow mucus
  • Abnormal vaginal spotting or bleeding
  • Abnormally heavy periods

Are they dangerous?

Cervical Polyps are usually non-cancerous. However, they can signify the early stages of cervical cancer. They can be easily removed using a simple, non-invasive, pain-free procedure. Ideally, your gynaecologist should also investigate the potential of uterine polyps using ultrasound and hysteroscopy.

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