cervical polyp removal, cervical polyp pregnancy
What is Cervical polyp?
Cervical polyps are growths that usually come from the cervical canal opening in the vagina. The polyps are usually cherry-red to reddish-purple or grayish-white. They vary in size and often look like bulbs on thin stems. Cervical polyps are usually benign (not cancerous) and can occur alone or in groups.
Cervical polyps are masses of excess cell tissue, or tumors, that have built up in the canal between the uterus and the vagina.Most cervical polyps are discovered during pelvic exams or colposcopies. The growths are usually small—less than a half-inch across—and are not known to cause pain or discomfort.
Cervical polyps is a projectile growth originating from the mucosal surface of the cervix, or even the endocervical cannall. It is a small growth that hang from a stalk and sticks out (protrude) through the internal or exterior os (or cervical opening)
Cervical polyp facts and information
Cervical polyps are fingerlike growths originating from the mucosal surface of the cervix or endocervical canal. These small, fragile growths hang from a stalk and protrude through the cervical opening.
Most cervical polyps are benign, the excised tissue is usually sent to a pathologist for microscopic examination ( some cervical cancers may have appeared as a polyp )
Symptom of Cervical polyp
- Discharge, which can be foul-smelling if there is an infection
- Bleeding between periods
- Abnormally heavy periods (menorrhagia)
- White or yellow mucous discharge (leukorrhea)
- Heavier bleeding during periods
- Bleeding after intercourse
Causes of Cervical polyp
Cervical polyp can cause bleeding from the vagina, for example after coitus, during pregnancy and after menopause. Here are some causes of cervical polyp:
- chronic inflammation
- an abnormal local response to increased levels of estrogen
- local congestion of cervical blood vessels.
Treatment and Cure of Cervical polyp
Some cervical cancers may first appear as a polyp. Infections may occur after removal. Because many polyps are infected, an antibiotic may be administered after the removal, either prophylactically or with any early signs of infection. Large polyps and polyp stems that are very broad usually need to be removed in an operating room using local, regional or general anesthesia.
Removal of the polyp. It is done as an outpatient procedure
electrocautery or laser vaporization. Most cervical polyps are benign, the excised tissue is usually sent to a pathologist for microscopic examination ( some cervical cancers may have appeared as a polyp )