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Abnormally heavy periods (menorrhagia)
Abnormal vaginal bleeding
White or yellow mucus (leukorrhea)
Polyps may not cause symptoms.
Signs and tests
During a pelvic examination, the health care provider will see smooth, red or purple, fingerlike growths on the cervix. A cervical biopsy will most often show cells that are consistent with a benign polyp. Rarely there may be abnormal, precancerous, or cancer cells in a polyp.
Alternative Names Intestinal polyps; Polyps - colorectal; Adenomatous polyps; Hyperplastic polyps; Villous adenomas Symptoms There are usually no symptoms. However, the following symptoms may occur: Abdominal pain (rare) Blood in the stools Fatigue caused by losing blood over time Signs and tests A rectal examination may reveal a polyp if it is low enough in the bowel for the health care provider to feel. However, the physical exam is usually normal. Most of the time, polyps are found when the following tests are done to screen for polyps and cancer: Barium enema Colonoscopy Sigmoidoscopy Stool test for hidden (occult) blood Virtual colonoscopy
Alternative Names Inclusion cyst; Gartner's duct cyst Symptoms Vaginal cysts usually do not cause symptoms, although there may be a soft lump felt in the vaginal wall or protruding from the vagina. Some women with vaginal cysts may have discomfort during sexual intercourse or difficulty inserting tampons. Signs and tests Upon pelvic examination, a mass or bulge of the vaginal wall may be seen or felt by the examiner. A biopsy may be necessary to rule out vaginal cancer , especially if the mass appears to be solid. If the cyst is located under the bladder or urethra, X-rays may be required to be sure the cyst does not involve these structures.
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