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Janice asked:
What are the causes of cervical polyps? any prevention?

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Michelle Ang answered:
Known as benign polyp (non-cancerous tumor), a cervical polyp grows on the surface of the cervical canal. They often show no symptoms, but if symptoms should occur, they often include: a) Irregular and heavy periods b) Bleeding between periods c) White and yellow vaginal discharge with a foul smell As they rarely show symptoms, polyps are usually discovered during a routine pap smear or pelvic examination. Cervical polyps are common, especially for women who had children and pre-menopausal women. The causes of polyps is uncertain. They usually occur when a group of cells within the cervix form an abnormal growth. However, they are often associated with cervix inflammation, or as a result of raised hormone levels, such as the estrogen or even clogged cervical blood vessels. Prevention of polyps isn’t possible, but it is recommended that women go for regular pelvic examinations and pap smear before symptoms appear.Though they are usually benign, all polyps should be examined for signs of cancer after their removals.

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Claudine_Tan answered:
Cervical polyps are growths at the lower part of the uterus ie. The neck of the womb. Most are non-cancerous in nature and have no symptoms. It is sometimes associated with chronic inflammation and hormonal changes in the body. Treating infections early would help.

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oink17 answered:
I did asked my gynae about this and he told me the cause of cervical polyps is not known. They may result from an infection, from long-term (chronic) inflammation, an abnormal response to an increase in estrogen levels, or congestion of blood vessels in the cervical canal. I'm not too sure if there are ways to prevent it, but definitely it can be removed.

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Angelaxu answered:
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