Symptoms & Signs
- Abnormally heavy periods (menorrhagia)
- Abnormal vaginal bleeding
- After douching
- After intercourse
- After menopause
- Between periods
- White or yellow mucus (leukorrhea)
Polyps may not cause symptoms.
Diagnosis & Tests
During a pelvic examination, the health care provider will see smooth, red or purple, fingerlike growths on the cervix. A cervical biopsy will most often show cells that are consistent with a benign polyp. Rarely there may be abnormal, precancerous, or cancer cells in a polyp.
Cervical polyps : Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors
Cervical polyps : Symptoms & Signs, Diagnosis & Tests
Cervical polyps : Treatment
Review Date : 2/22/2010
Reviewed By : Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Redmond, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.