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Cervical Polyps

 

Cervical polyps are red fingerlike benign tumors in the cervix which connects the uterus to the vagina.

Causes
Causes are not clear. They may include:

  • Chronic inflammation
  • Clogged cervical blood vessels
  • Increased levels of estrogen

Symptoms
It can often be asymptomatic. Symptoms include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Vaginal bleeding after intercourse
  • Vaginal bleeding between periods or after menopause
  • White or yellow discharge

Treatment

  • Removal using surgical string to cut off the polyp followed by electrocautery or laser treatment to remove the base
  • Removal with help of ring forceps
  • Antibiotics for infected polyps