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Cervical polyp

Contributors: Mitchell Linder MD
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Synopsis

A cervical polyp is a growth that appears to protrude into the vagina, originating from the cervical os or the surface of the cervix. These lesions are often pink, red, or tan in color. They can be pedunculated or flat and fimbriated. Usually, they are less than 3 cm but can be larger.

Lesions can occur at any age but are more common during the reproductive years. Patients will often be asymptomatic, and lesions will be incidental findings on routine speculum exam. Patients may present with complaints of postcoital bleeding, increased / bloody discharge, or intermenstrual bleeding.

These lesions are most often benign. Malignant transformation is rare.

Codes

ICD10CM:
N84.1 – Polyp of cervix uteri

SNOMEDCT:
65576009 – Polyp of cervix

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Last Reviewed:09/12/2017
Last Updated:09/12/2017
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