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. They vary in size and often look like bulbs on thin stems. Cervical polyps are usually not cancerous benign and can occur alone or in groups. Most polyps are small, about 1 centimeter to 2 centimeters long.
Uterine polyps - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Cervical polyps are fingerlike growths on the lower part of the uterus that connects with the vagina cervix. Cervical polyps are common. They are often found in women over age 40 who have had many children. Polyps are rare in young women who have not started having their period menstruation. Your health care provider will perform your pelvic exam. Some smooth, red or purple fingerlike growths will be seen on the cervix. Most often, the provider will remove the polyp with a gentle tug and send it for testing.
Cervical polyps are smooth, red, finger-shaped growths in the cervix , the passage between the uterus and the vagina. The cause of cervical polyps is not entirely understood. They may result from infection. They can also result from long-term chronic inflammation, an abnormal response to an increase in estrogen levels, or congestion of blood vessels in the cervical canal.
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.