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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Previous reports indicate that giant cervical polyps originate more often from the ectocervix and rarely from the endocervix in contrast to the commonly seen cervical polyps.
Most of the reported cases of giant or huge cervical polyp were found in perimenopausal women like ours.
Adenosarcoma of the uterine cervix presenting as a cervical polyp.
Ellen DeGeneres had a brief health scare in March when she had to undergo surgery to remove cervical polyps, but she's doing fine now.
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Cervical polyps are benign (non-cancerous) growths of the lining of the cervix and are rarely anything to worry about.
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.