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SynopsisA 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.
N84.1 – Polyp of cervix uteri
65576009 – Polyp of cervix
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls
- Cervical cancer
- Prolapsing endometrial polyp (coming out through the os)