Can a polyp cause discharge?
Some polyps bleed between menstrual periods or after intercourse. Rarely, polyps become infected, causing a puslike discharge from the vagina.
Can colon polyps cause discharge?
Symptoms of polyps
Most people who have polyps do not have symptoms. Contact your doctor if you have bleeding from your rectum. This can be a sign of colon polyps. Women may have yellow discharge or irregular bleeding from their vaginas.
Can uterine polyps cause mucus discharge?
Polyps on the cervix may not cause any noticeable symptoms. However, see your gynecologist right away if you experience vaginal discharge of white or yellow mucus, or abnormally heavy periods. You should also call your doctor if you experience vaginal spotting or bleeding: after sexual intercourse.
Do polyps cause bloating?
Colon polyps and diverticulitis have similar symptoms that include: Abdominal pain. Bloating. Constipation.
Can polyps cause watery discharge?
Both uterine and cervical polyps frequently cause no symptoms. Sometimes they can cause abnormal vaginal bleeding or spotting between periods – particularly after intercourse or after menopause (when periods have ceased). They occasionally cause heavy periods (Menorrhagia) or a watery bloody discharge.
Can polyps disappear on their own?
In premenopausal women, polyps often go away on their own and may require no additional treatment if you are not having symptoms and have no other risk factors. In some cases, uterine polyps are precancerous and need to be removed.
Why am I getting polyps?
Mutations in certain genes can cause cells to continue dividing even when new cells aren’t needed. In the colon and rectum, this unregulated growth can cause polyps to form. Polyps can develop anywhere in your large intestine. There are two main categories of polyps, nonneoplastic and neoplastic.
Do uterine polyps cause brown discharge?
Polyps are growths attached to the uterus or cervix. They are usually noncancerous. Polyps may cause bleeding, brown spotting, and occasionally severe cramping. Many women with polyps do not experience any symptoms, so regularly gynecological checkups are essential.
Can uterine polyps cause tiredness?
Occasionally, they cause infertility. Fatigue is associated with uterine fibroids, but it is important to realize that this is simply because they can result in heavy menstrual bleeding.
Do uterine polyps cause weight gain?
So far, there is still no scientific evidence that proves uterine polyps can cause weight gain. But since it makes your lower abdomen swell, it can give the appearance that you’re getting fat. Hence the misconception that uterine polyps can cause women to gain weight. But, don’t worry.
What does a polyp on the cervix look like?
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.
How often are cervical polyps cancerous?
As mentioned earlier, cervical polyps are benign in most cases, although they may be malignant in 0.2 to 1.5% of the cases. The removal of cervical polyps is a simple procedure with low complications. Women who have previously had polyps are at risk of recurrence.
Is it necessary to remove cervical polyps?
Cervical polyps are growths of tissue on the cervix that are usually non-cancerous and don’t typically cause symptoms. However, a small percentage of cervical polyps can undergo changes that make them precancerous or cancerous. For this reason, it’s advisable to have cervical polyps removed via polypectomy.