A cervical polyp is a growth that develops on the cervix, which is the canal connecting the uterus to the vagina. Sperm must pass through this canal to fertilize an egg. Cervical polyps are tumors, but they are usually non-cancerous, or benign.
Uterine polyps are growths that occur in the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus the organ in which a fetus grows. For that reason, they are sometimes called endometrial polyps. Uterine polyps are formed by the overgrowth of endometrial tissue.
Beyond just being annoying, irregular bleeding can sometimes be a sign of something going on with your body. Occasionally that can be worrisome, like pelvic inflammatory disease. But sometimes the cause is actually not a huge deal though always good to figure out.
The cervix is a tube-like channel that connects the uterus to the vagina. 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.
Cervical polyps are common fingerlike growths of tissue that protrude into the passageway through the cervix. Polyps are almost always benign noncancerous. Usually, cervical polyps do not cause any symptoms, but they may cause bleeding or a puslike discharge.
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Cervical polyps are small, elongated tumors that grow on the cervix. The cervix is the narrow canal at the bottom of the uterus that extends into the vagina. The cervix connects the uterine cavity and the upper portion of the vagina.
Cervical polyps are common benign growths of the cervix and endocervix. They usually originate in the endocervical canal. Endocervical polyps may be caused by chronic inflammation.
Cervical polyps are small growths that form from either the outside of the cervix the neck of the womb or inside the cervical canal the passageway between the vagina and the womb. Cervical polyps can cause unusual vaginal bleeding, but most are quite small and can easily be removed by your doctor. Image: Cervical polyp sitting just outside the cervical passage, which connects the vagina to the womb uterus ; the endometrial polyp shown is within the womb.