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 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.
Q. Since I've started going through menopause,
I'm really not in the mood for sex very often. And even when I am, it's
painful! What's going on?
A. Loss of sexual desire and painful intercourse
are two hallmarks of menopause. The villain is your body's lack of hormone
production. Your ovaries' and adrenal glands' production of estrogen and
progesterone diminishes over time; and, while it takes longer, eventually
testosterone production lessens, too.
What does all this mean? Testosterone is the
hormone that produces sexual desire (libido) in women. Without it, you have a
hard time getting excited at the prospect of making love. Think of how you
felt, sexually, as a child; the lack of testosterone is taking you back towards
that libido-free zone.
What can you do about this? It used to be
thought that testosterone cream, applied topically to the vagina, would bring
back your feelings of sexual excitement; but recent studies have pretty much
disproven that. So, ...
You should knowAnswers to your question are meant to provide general health information but should not replace medical advice you receive from a doctor. No answers should be viewed as a diagnosis or recommended treatment for a condition. Content posted by community members does not necessarily reflect the views of Remedy Health Media, which also reserves the right to remove material deemed inappropriate.