What do cervix polyps feel like?
Polyps on the cervix may not cause any noticeable symptoms. However, see your gynecologist right away if you experience vaginal discharge of white or yellow mucus, or abnormally heavy periods. You should also call your doctor if you experience vaginal spotting or bleeding: after sexual intercourse.
What are the signs and symptoms of cervical polyps?
The common symptoms of cervical polyps include:
- unusual vaginal bleeding such as bleeding after sexual intercourse.
- bleeding between your menstrual periods.
- bleeding after menopause.
- white or yellow mucous or discharge from your vagina.
What is the most common symptom of cervical polyp?
The most common symptom a woman will notice is abnormal vaginal bleeding that occurs:
- Between menstrual periods.
- After menopause.
- After sexual intercourse.
- After douching.
Are cervical polyps hard or soft?
Cervical polyps appear smooth, with a red or purple color, and protrude from the cervical canal. If the cervical polyp is larger than expected, your healthcare provider may order a pelvic ultrasound to evaluate the possibility of a prolapsed endometrial polyp or fibroid.
What is the hard lump on my cervix?
In most cases, bumps on the cervix are benign, or noncancerous, growths, such as polyps or cysts. In some cases, however, they may indicate the presence of cervical cancer. A doctor might discover a bump on the cervix during a routine pelvic examination or a Pap smear test.
Do cervical polyps bleed when touched?
Usually, cervical polyps do not cause any symptoms, but they may cause bleeding or a puslike discharge.
Do cervical polyps smell?
Sometimes they can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting between periods – particularly after intercourse or after menopause (when periods have ceased). They occasionally cause heavy periods (Menorrhagia) or a watery bloody discharge. This discharge can be foul smelling if the polyps become twisted and infected.
Can polyps go away on their own?
Smaller polyps are often not noticeable, or can go away on their own, but problematic polyps can be treated with medications, non-invasive surgery, and/or lifestyle changes.
How long does it take to recover from cervical polyp removal?
Recovery from a polypectomy usually takes about 2 weeks. Patients may feel pain following the procedure, particularly immediately after the procedure.
Can cervical polyps be seen on ultrasound?
Cervical polyps are sometimes seen by the doctor during a Pap Smear, endometrial polyps can be seen on ultrasound.
Can cervical polyp cause abnormal Pap?
Pap smear, a regular and routine test, may reveal abnormal cells if you have polyps.
Do polyps cause discharge?
Symptoms of Cervical Polyps
Some polyps bleed between menstrual periods or after intercourse. Rarely, polyps become infected, causing a puslike discharge from the vagina.