Cervical polyps are formations of sensitive tissue that secretes the mucus and covers the cervix. Polyps usually occurs individually, but can be multiple, and grow to a diameter of almost 20 mm. Polyps usually causes abundant, watery and bloody discharge from the vagina, and sometimes bleeding after intercourse, between menstruation or after menopause.
What to do?
Cervical polyps are common and harmless. However, if you notice these symptoms, go to your doctor immediately as similar symptoms occur in cervical cancer. Do not take any risks. The doctor will probably send you to the gynecologist who will examine your vagina and take cervical smear.
If you have a polyp, the doctor will remove it – the procedure is quick and painless, and does not require any anesthesia – and check for any signs of cancer. After that, polyps will probably not be re-developed, and you should not have any more difficulties. If the polyp has caused irregular bleeding, you may need to go to dilatation and curretage to make sure that the cause of bleeding is not of a more serious nature.