What causes recurrent cervical polyps? What causes cervical polyps? The cause of cervical polyps is not entirely understood. They may result from infection. They can also result from long-term (chronic) inflammation, an abnormal response to
What causes recurrent cervical polyps?
What causes cervical polyps? The cause of cervical polyps is not entirely understood. They may result from infection. They can also result from long-term (chronic) inflammation, an abnormal response to an increase in estrogen levels, or congestion of blood vessels in the cervical canal.
When should I worry about cervical polyps?
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.
Do polyps in the cervix need to be removed?
Cervical polyps are growths of tissue on the cervix that are usually non-cancerous and don’t typically cause symptoms. However, a small percentage of cervical polyps can undergo changes that make them precancerous or cancerous. For this reason, it’s advisable to have cervical polyps removed via polypectomy.
How serious are cervical polyps?
Cervical polyps are usually not cancerous (benign) and can occur alone or in groups. Most polyps are small, about 1 centimeter to 2 centimeters long. Because rare types of cancerous conditions can look like polyps, all polyps should be removed and examined for signs of cancer.
How many cervical polyps are cancerous?
Although cervical polyps are commonly benign, malignant polyps can present in 0.2 to 1.5% of the cases.
How often are cervical polyps cancerous?
As mentioned earlier, cervical polyps are benign in most cases, although they may be malignant in 0.2 to 1.5% of the cases. The removal of cervical polyps is a simple procedure with low complications. Women who have previously had polyps are at risk of recurrence.
What happens after polyp removal from cervix?
You may have some watery discharge or get some light bleeding following the procedure. We recommend that you wear sanitary pads (not tampons) until your next period and avoid sexual intercourse until the discharge stops. If you have had the polyp twisted off the discharge may last up to one week.
Should I worry about uterine polyps?
ANSWER: It is rare for uterine polyps to be cancerous. If they aren’t causing problems, monitoring the polyps over time is a reasonable approach. If you develop symptoms, such as abnormal bleeding, however, then the polyps should be removed and evaluated to confirm that there is no evidence of cancer.
How common are polyps on the cervix?
Cervical polyps are common benign growths of the cervix and endocervix. Cervical polyps occur in about 2 to 5% of women. They usually originate in the endocervical canal. Endocervical polyps may be caused by chronic inflammation.