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. However, as polyps have a similar appearance to some signs of cancer , it is essential that a doctor checks them to ensure that they are not cancerous. Cervical polyps can grow either as singular masses or in clusters. They vary in size but are usually around 1—2 centimeters cm long. The women most likely to develop cervical polyps are those in their 40s and 50s who have given birth to more than one child.
Benign vaginal polyp
What is a cervical polyp and how do you get one?
Many women may experience vaginal polyps at some point in her life. These usually small growths of skin are generally harmless, and cause no noticeable symptoms. While the majority of women never experience any problems, a small percentage do. In these cases, it might be necessary to treat or remove the vaginal polyps. While most women will never display any symptoms associated with polyps, some may start to notice a white or yellowish vaginal discharge. While researchers are not sure why these skin tags can begin to form, other symptoms can include period vaginal bleeding between menstrual cycles and after sexual intercourse.
Fibroepithelial polyp of the vulva accompanied by lymphangioma circumscriptum
A rare case of a large fibroepithelial polyp FEP of the vulva is described. The patient did not manifest any signs of recurrence following excision. A large and infected FEP of the vulva is a rare occurrence and hence reported. The fibroepithelial polyps FEPs , which are also referred to as acrochordons or skin tags, are common lesions that typically occur in adults, especially obese women. They show a predilection for the neck, axillae, and groin.