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Cervical polyp

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Cervical polyps are growths (generally benign with only 1.7% being malignant) upon the cervix.

  • polyps are excised and sent for histology
  • they can cause of bleeding from the vagina, for example after coitus, during pregnancy and after menopause
  • in about 27% of cases there is an associated endometrial polyp - this incidence is lower in women taking the oral contraceptive pill (8%) and much higher in postmenopausal women (57%). Therefore further investigation (ultrasound and/or hysteroscopy), particularly in postmenopausal women presenting with a cervical polyp is indicated


  1. Pulse (2002), 62, (44), 83.

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