Cervical polyps are small, smooth, red growths in the cervical canal. This is the passage between your uterus and your vagina.
These polyps are almost never cancer. Most of the time, the cause is not known.
You may have vaginal bleeding, or you may bleed after sex. Some women have a yellow or white discharge.
Your doctor may remove a cervical polyp. He or she will then test it to make sure it isn't cancer.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Call your doctor or nurse call line now or seek immediate medical care if:
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems.
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Current as of: July 26, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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