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Cervical Polyps Overview

What are cervical polyps?
A woman with a cervical polyp has an abnormal growth of tissue on the cervix. Cervical polyps are tiny balls of cervical tissue that are connected to the surface of the cervix by a stalk. They may protrude through the opening of the cervix, and into the vagina. Cervical polyps are very common and rarely become cancerous.

What are the symptoms of cervical polyps?
Symptoms of cervical polyps include irregular menstrual periods, bleeding after intercourse, and an abnormal vaginal discharge.

How does the doctor treat cervical polyps?
Treatment for cervical polyps includes surgery to remove the cervical polyp.

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Last Updated: Aug 25, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Cervical Polyps References
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