These are non-cancerous tumours that grow in the womb. Their growth affects the uterus and menstrual cycle. Fibroids are as small as an apple seed and can grow to as big as a grapefruit. Polyps are less than a centimetre in diameter, but in rare cases they can grow to the size of an orange. Both have similar symptoms.

  • Cervical infections
  • Chronic inflammation
  • An abnormal response to the hormone oestrogen
  • Clogged blood vessels near the cervix


  • Periods that are heavier than usual
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding after menopause
  • Vaginal discharge that stinks due to infection
June 2, 2018

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