How do you know if you have cervical polyps?
If you do have symptoms, they may include:
- Periods that are heavier than usual.
- Bleeding after sex.
- Bleeding after menopause.
- Bleeding between periods.
- Vaginal discharge, which may stink due to infection.
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.
Can a cervical polyp cause pain?
Many cervical polyps are asymptomatic causing no symptoms at all. Cervical polyps rarely cause pain. Even though they push through the opening of the cervix they are generally too small and too soft to dilate the cervix and cause pain.
What are the side effects 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.
Should I be worried about a polyp on my cervix?
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.
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.
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.
Can cervical polyp cause abnormal Pap?
Pap smear, a regular and routine test, may reveal abnormal cells if you have polyps.
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.
What does it mean to have a polyp on your cervix?
A cervical polyp is a growth that develops on the cervix, which is the canal connecting the uterus to the vagina. Sperm must pass through this canal to fertilize an egg. Cervical polyps are tumors, but they are usually non-cancerous, or benign.
Can cervical polyps cause weight gain?
So far, there is still no scientific evidence that proves uterine polyps can cause weight gain. But since it makes your lower abdomen swell, it can give the appearance that you’re getting fat. Hence the misconception that uterine polyps can cause women to gain weight. But, don’t worry.
How long do cervical polyp biopsy results take?
Most biopsy results are available within 1 to 2 days , but test results from more complex cases may take longer. After your biopsy, your doctor will usually call you to schedule a follow-up appointment so they can discuss the results with you.