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Bumps on the cervix are almost always Nabothian cysts.
These are extremely common. We see them several times daily.
The vagina and cervix are covered with glands that secrete fluid and mucous to keep the tissues moist and provide lubrication.
Cervical glands also secrete mucous that is important is sperm transport.
It's very common that these glands get plugged and form small purplish bumps on the cervix.
Sometimes they pop on their own and cause a temporary increase in clear mucous discharge.
So any tips to clear them?
There is nothing that can be done.
They often pop on their own but often they sit for many years.
They are a normal finding. We see dozens of them daily.
So they just grow until they discharge?
They usually don't get any bigger.
Just stay the same.
Thank you for that. It was never explained to me.
I've seen a few occassions where they did grow large and need to be popped.
Look up google image search to see what they look like.
so they start off small and get bigger until they discharge and sometimes they never do?
They rarely get any bigger. Usually stay the same for a long time. Sometimes pop on their own.
I've had a few that needed to be drained.
If its that common why have I never heard of them. Very scary :)
They were causing painful sex.
I see. So a regular docotr may not know about them?
I'm not sure. They are extremely common. Sometimes even the general doctors don't know about them and send a patient to us on referral to check them.
Right. I've had several referrals from general doctors about this.
But gynecologists have seen them hundreds of times over their careers, probably thousands.
Wow. That is a relief...I think I did have one previously and a ER doctor said "Oh my god what is that?" and it was a purplish thing. That would have been it?
Yes they do look purplish.
Not a great thing to say when a dr is examining you
It's the skin stretching over the clear mucous that looks purplish.
and if they begin to cause discomfort I can request that they get dealt with?
That would be very rare.
But yes, they can be popped easily.
but I will probably have to ask or get a referral to an OBGYN?
Awesome. You saved me from much anxiety this evening.
They are generally painless and cause no trouble at all.
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