Polyps in the cervix

Polyps are grape-like growths that are sometimes found in the lining of the cervix or the uterus. There can be one or several polyps at the same time. They occur in 10-20% of pre-menopausal and post-menopausal women who’re examined for bleeding disturbances, and they are usually benign. 


Even though the polyps are usually benign, they can cause a good deal for problems for some women, such as:

  • Bleeding between periods 
  • Bleeding during or after sex 
  • Vaginal discharge –  heavy and watery


The polyps are removed. We do this either with a thin lighted microscope, or in a keyhole operation after dilating the cervix.


If the polyp is located in the cervix, it’s quite easy and quick to remove it. You’ll get a light local anaesthetic of the cervix. A tiny pair of pliers will be inserted through a telescope (hysteroscope) and the polyp removed. The tissue is sent to the Aarhus University Department of Histopathology for further analysis.

14 days after the operation we will contact you by phone/email/letter regarding your test results.