Cervical Poylp

One woman discovered a cervical polyp upon examination of her cervix. She had been having irregular cycles, but had no symptoms of the polyp.

She had given birth six years ago.

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32 thoughts on “Cervical Poylp

  1. Had 3 Nabothian cysts
    [aka nabothian follicles, mucinous retention cysts, or epithelial inclusion cysts, see wiki] noticed this year by my doctor during a pap smear. A pelvic ultrasound, minor surgery with a scope and biopsy followed. 2 inside the womb past the cervix were slightly painful to remove but bleeding finished after 4 days. Usually harmless, biopsy all clear.

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  2. COULD SHE STILL FEEL THE OS I AM WONDERING AS I FEEL A NODULE ON MY CERVIX

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    Chelsea Reply:

    how can you feel your cervix? do you have long fingers?

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I do use my longest finger, especially during my fertile phase when my cervix is farther back in my vagina. Trying to reach it while you are in a squat position can help.

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    andy Reply:

    Chelsea,
    Most people can feel their cervix. Using the pointer and index fingers, reach inside the vaginal canal and feel around. A non pregnant cervix often feels like the end of your nose. The cervix is the only protruding structure inside the body and should be (relatively) easy to find. Often putting a foot up on the toilet or bathtub helps, squatting is also useful for bringing the cervix into a reachable place. If you need more instructions for finding a cervix try http://www.sisterzeus.com/cervob.htm.

    And if you are feeling really froggy, try using a speculum and visualize your cervix, it’s good stuff.

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  3. My doctor said any abnormalities on the cervix is considered disease and requires removal of the cervix. I have always wondered whether that was really true. Reading this I suspect it was not. This woman did not require removal, it appears. I will be interested in reading about the experiences of other women.

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    Jackie Reply:

    The lady did have it removed as it is stated below the picture.

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    leanne Reply:

    yes she had the polyp removed but not the actual cervix

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  4. I had a polyp removed from my cervix in the doctor’s office when it was found during a routine examination. Biopsy was clear an no further intervention was necessary.

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  5. Thank you so much for these pictures! I’ve definately have a much better understanding of everything.

    Please let me know if you would like pictures of a cervix throughout a cycle of a woman who has had the Leep procedure done for pre-cancerous cervical cells.

    I’d love to help out!

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    hadja Reply:

    i would like to see a pictures of cervix throughout a cycle of a woman who has had the leep procedure done for pre-cancerous cervical cells.
    thank you

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    Melanie Maclennan Reply:

    Check out the Federation of Feminist WOmen’s Health Centers book- inclduing how to stay out of the gynecoligist’s office- this has such a series of photos of cervices

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  6. I have a polyp on my cervix. It is on the donut itself (as opposed to in the center like this one), and it is orange. My midwife said she could grab it and twist it off, or it would come off with a future labor. Or I could leave it. Polyps are often a result of hormonal imbalance so fixing that could make it go away. I am close to menopause, so not surprising that this is going on. Never had an abnormal pap though.

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  7. You are doing a wonderful job, I have a question that have been on my mind, Can you findout if women with 2 vaginas can have 2 circles.

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    Nicole Reply:

    what do you mean by ‘women with 2 vagina’s’?????

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    Margaret Reply:

    Hi Nicole,
    Some women have something called a bicornuate uterus, during the fetal period when a female fetus is forming the uterus is in two pieces, as the fetus develops the septum gradually rises and makes one uterus two tubes and two ovaries, in some women that septum doesnt disappear and some women can have two uteruses two cervix’s and rarely two vaginas (but it does happen)… Women with an incomplete septum have a heart shaped uterus, have a higher incidence of miscarriage and also have a higher chance of breech presentation…and yes emmy i have seen and felt two cervix on the one woman…so wierd to feel.
    p.s sorry if u dont understand my spelling im in Australia

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    Jenny Reply:

    many women who were exposed to the drug DES when they were inutero can indeed have two vaginas. Usually it is one vagina and two cervices…and they can even have two wombs etc. I am a DES baby, but fortunately I donot have this issue. Many people exposed to this drug can have small hands etc. The drug was used to prevent the baby from being aborted during a difficult pregnancy. They stopped using this drug in the early to mid ’60′s. Women exposed to DES have a higher risk of cervical cancer and giving birth to stillborm babies. This was a shock to me when we tried to get pregnant. Once I learned this I did research to find out what it was all about. Knowledge is power. So let’s all stay as knowledgeable as we can…

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  8. I have a cervical polyp, also attached to the donut (unlike the photo, similar to Maria who commented)– it balloons from a limp sack the size of a spoon head, to a water-balloon inflated to not-quite-firm. I’ve birthed with it twice, and it is always rather limp and small during the second half of pregnancy.

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  9. I had a polyp on my cervix that my midwife found during my first pap early in my pregnancy. We did nothing and it disintigrated during labor and delivery. Had another pregnancy/birth since then and the polyp did not come back. All paps normal and healthy.

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    AManda Reply:

    That is so helpful. Thank you! I was starting to get scared that the polyp i have on my cervix would somehow impede labor. Thank you.

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  10. Emmy, if you’re still interested, women’s reproductive systems can be duplicated anywhere from having a bicornate (two horned) uterus, to two separate uteruses, two cervixes (cervices?) and even two vaginas. That works from the top down, so if she has two vaginas everything upstream will be duplicate as well. Good to know before you have an iud put into one uterus and get pregnant in the other! ;-) It’s to do with how the foetus develops.

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  11. I was told I have a cervical follicle? The Doc used silver nitrate to burn it off but I still feel like it is there, is this simular to a polop? I also have irregular bleeding and sometimes bleeding after intercourse, what will I do!!

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    beautifulcervix Reply:

    I am trying to see what I can do naturally. I am doing acupuncture, and getting plenty of rest and exercise. I have also stopped eating all grains and sugar and see much less bleeding from the polyp (see paleo diet). Good luck on your path to healing.

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  12. Hi I had a polyp removed today the doctor said it was benign and he also took a biopsy of the cervix tissue. My pap test came back negative. So what was the real reason for the biopsy? Was it to make sure everything was okay. I am 52 have gone through menopause 4 years ago. He also prescribed Ciprofloxacin to take for infections is that the proper antibiotic to use for this biopsy? Please help me to further understand. Was this the right procedure. I am on Medicaid if that helps, was this procedure unnecessary.

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    River Reply:

    Hi Kathy,

    If it helps, I was told the same information by three different doctors when I discovered my cervical polyps – that when they removed the polyps they would also send it in for a biopsy to make sure it wasn’t cancerous (most times they are not.) I don’t know much about drugs, but I assume that a general antibiotic is totally normal for this type of procedure, to kill any unwanted bacteria that may or may not have infected the open wound after polyps removal/biopsy.

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  13. Hi Kathy,

    I have been told that I have a polyp at the mouth of my cervix, all hormone tests and other investigations are normal. I have been trying for some months to conceive with precise timing on my fertile period but no luck yet. Wondering if it could be the polyp preventing things from moving along. What do you think? I imagine a polyp at the mouth would look something like this and would like to see what it looked like after she took it out and how she fared.

    thanks

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  14. I am a menopausal 53 year old woman. Last period 3 years ago. I have not had intercourse in several years. After recently having intercourse, I had some VERY minor bleeding. I attributed it to having abstained for so long. The day after I had what felt like a UTI coming on which is common for me. However, now 3 days after I am having some vaginal pain. Seems too long after to be from the sex and didn’t hurt after sex. By inserting my finger I feel what would be a marble size lump on the left hand side just inside my vagina. I’m not used to feeling inside me soI know if it’s always been there or not. I don’t feel a similar ball on the other side of the vagina. Would a polyp be this close to the openingof vagina? I had a normal pap test abt 3 months ago.

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  15. I have a bleeding polyp on my cervix. I had a normal pap last week and the doctor told my that insurance will not pay to remove polyps. This is my third one in two years. I had the other two removed, I paid out of pocket last time. I did not have insurance . I am back to not having insurance again and I am not sure what I should do, the bleeding is making me have a crazy bad smell and I can not have sex with my husband with this nasty smell. Will it be ok for me to douce with baking soda ? Please help with this, I am not sure what to do. I am 44 and I have no children. Thanks in advance for your help on this.

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  16. I would like to share my story for all those that landed on this site due to a possibly polyp.i am currently trying to concieve since May. I have irregular periods and are currently working with my gyno on a diagnosis. The past couple months I have been spotting a few times a week especially after sex. Chalking it up to abnormal periods I ignored it.

    A few weeks ago I found this website as well as others for advice on checking cervix position and mucus. So my first time I felt my cervix it felt hard. Figured it was because of finishing my period. I started to stress as it felt like something was coming out of my cervix. When I removed my fingers there was blood.

    I bought a speculum so that I could see what was going on. As I did not want to look super crazy when I ran to the gynocologist. I have also been feeling a lot of pressure near my cervix. Imagine my surprise when there was something protruding out of my os. Similar to the above picture! I was able to get an appointment with my gyno the next day. The gynocologist found it amusing that I found it on a self exam.

    It ended up being over an inch long when she removed it. She was surprised as It was not there in June when I had my yearly exam. I’m currently healing and will be going back for a follow up appointment and ultrasound to make sure she removed everything.

    I wanted to thank you folks for this awesome resource I would have never had known it was there.

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