cervical polyp


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cervical polyp

Etymology: L, cervix + Gk, polys, mean, pous, foot
an outgrowth of columnar epithelial tissue of the endocervical canal, usually attached to the canal wall by a slender pedicle. Often there are no symptoms, but multiple or abraded polyps may cause bleeding, especially with contact during coitus. Polyps are most common in women over 40 years of age. The cause is not known. Treatment of a symptomatic polyp is excision. Scant bleeding and prompt healing usually follow.

cervical polyp

Gynecology A usually benign 'prolapse' of endocervical tissue from the cervix, with inflammation, congestion, ↑ estrogens; CPs are more common in ♀ > age 20 who have had children; some may cause bleeding and interfere with the menstrual cycle Diagnosis Pelvic exam, colposcopy, pap smears–cervical CA may be polypoid Treatment Excision

cervical polyp

A usually benign growth of the cervical mucosa.
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CERVICAL polyps are benign lumps that arise from the lining of the cervix.
I'm sure it's nothing serious - cervical polyps can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding after intercourse, and so can an infection called chlamydia.