Can cervical polyps cause pain?
Many cervical polyps are asymptomatic causing no symptoms at all. Cervical polyps rarely cause pain. Even though they push through the opening of the cervix they are generally too small and too soft to dilate the cervix and cause pain.
Do cervical polyps cause painful periods?
Women will typically only feel pain from uterine polyps when this happens. Other common symptoms include: Irregular periods. Spotting between menstrual periods.
Do polyps make cramps worse?
They can cause bleeding in between periods (intermenstrual bleeding or spotting), irregular periods (metorrhagia), post-coital bleeding (bleeding following intercourse) and post-menopausal bleeding. Occasionally endometrial polyps can also cause severe cramping during menses (dysmenorrhea).
Why do I keep getting polyps on my cervix?
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.
What happens after cervical polyp removal?
You may experience abdominal cramps during the removal of the polyp, as local anaesthetic cannot prevent these. Afterwards there may be some lingering abdominal pain for which we recommend over-the-counter painkillers. There may also be some discharge or light bleeding that could last for up to two weeks.
Are polyps on the cervix common?
These bumps inside your cervix are pretty common. They’re most common in women over age 20 who’ve given birth to more than one child. They’re rare in girls who haven’t started their period. Most cervical polyps are benign (not cancer).
How long does it take to recover from cervical polyp removal?
Recovery from a polypectomy usually takes about 2 weeks. Patients may feel pain following the procedure, particularly immediately after the procedure. Taking the pain medication the doctor prescribes can help.
What does a cervical polyp look like?
Cervical polyps are growths that usually appear on the cervix where it opens into the vagina. Polyps are usually cherry-red to reddish-purple or grayish-white. They vary in size and often look like bulbs on thin stems. Cervical polyps are usually not cancerous (benign) and can occur alone or in groups.